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Dubai: Pearl of the Desert

Jay Tavare | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Jay Tavare

How does a nation go from living in the desert lands of the Arabian Peninsula, making a living as pearl merchants, to one of the most futuristic, opulent destinations on earth, in only 46 years? The answer is vision.

This Will Be The World's Tallest Tower

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.20.2014 | World

Saudi Arabia might be trying to outdo every other country with its massive Kingdom Tower. The new tallest building in the world will stand one kilo...

Dubai: Jewel in the Emirates

Illeana Hoffman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Travel
Illeana Hoffman

What we found is something well beyond our range of knowledge, a place both inviting and gracious and even a bit outrageous in pockets in showings of wealth.

Proposal To Wrap The World's Tallest Building In Fabric Is A Real Thing

Posted 02.14.2014 | Arts

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is widely known as the world's tallest building, measuring in at 2,716.5 feet and 160 stories. It's an extraordinary structu...

Nice Try

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.13.2013 | Travel

One World Trade Center, New York’s new skyscraper, earned the title of America's tallest building Tuesday. Slated to open in 2014, the new structure...

Holiday Shopping Havens Worldwide

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Tired of visiting the same designer boutiques, venerable chains and fluorescently-lit retail centers? So are we. That's why we decided to scour the globe for unique shopping spots; in these retail heavens, you'll find an eclectic array of boutique haunts, stylish department stores and secret discount venues.

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Day 3

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Tuesday felt like a journey from the past into the future, as we spent the day wandering the old city souks in Dubai and spent the evening dining among the clouds in the highest restaurant in the world.

Dazzling Dubai

Peggy Goldman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Fifty or so years ago, no one would have believed that the most lavish, luxurious, futuristic city in the world would be built, practically from scratch, surrounded by the desert.

Chine Plan To Construct World's Tallest Building Very Quickly

Posted 06.20.2012 | World

Move over Burj Khalifa. Sky City One is looking to take your title as the world's tallest building and engineers are projecting a construction period ...

The Dubai Layover Challenge

Grif Peterson | Posted 05.26.2012 | Travel
Grif Peterson

As for rules, its quite simple: Get from an airplane at DXB to the Burj Khalifa observation desk and back to the airport.

PHOTOS: Teen LEGO Enthusiast

| Megan Horst Hatch | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

In the Buttliere family’s Buffalo Grove home, the Eiffel Tower shares a table with the World Trade Center complex, Toronto’s CN Tower, and Dubai...

WATCH: Sunset And Sunrise Over Dubai

Posted 11.14.2011 | World

Ever wanted to spend a day in Dubai? Now you can skip the flight and beat the heat by watching a full day's time lapse of the city's skyline below. ...

WATCH: Man Climbs To Top Of Russian Skyscraper

Posted 11.23.2011 | Travel

Here's one that will make your stomach churn. A man has uploaded a video of himself climbing to the top of the Red Gates Administrative Building in...

Paul Needham

Adrian Smith Talks Designing The World's Tallest Building

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home

At six feet, Adrian Smith is fairly tall for an architect. But now, with the announcement that his Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will begi...

Man Kills Himself By Jumping Off World's Tallest Skyscraper

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A man committed suicide on Tuesday in a plunge of 39 floors from a segment of the world's tallest skyscraper in Du...

Frenchman Climbs The World's Tallest Tower

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 05.28.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A tiny speck more than half a mile (800 meters) in the air, a French skyscraper climber successfully scaled the wo...

Landscaping the Burj Khalifa

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

2011-02-23-burj.gifWhen the Burj Khalifa opened, attention focused on this Emerald City-like apparition.

The Dubai Art Fair and His Highness' Censors

Daniel Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Daniel Levin

At last week's Art Dubai government censors played a larger than expected role in policing the display of contemporary art.

Smith + Gill, Chicago Architects, To Design World's Tallest Building In Saudi Arabia

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill have been selected by a Saudi Arabian investment firm to design the latest entry in the world's talles...

Burj Khalifa Blames Faulty Elevator For Tower Shutdown

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Visitors on the observation deck of the world's tallest tower heard a loud boom, then saw dust that looked like sm...

World's Tallest Tower Closed A Month After Opening

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The world's tallest skyscraper has unexpectedly closed to the public a month after its lavish opening, disappointi...

Lightning Strikes The Burj Khalifa (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Burj Khalifa has hardly struggled to attract attention, or photographers, since opening in Dubai last week with an elaborate celebration. But here...

WATCH Burj Khalifa Fireworks: Dubai Tower Opens To Spectacular Lights Show By Fountain (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Burj Khalifa formally opened tonight to an elaborate fireworks and lights show at the Dubai Mall. The celebration of the world's tallest tower in...

Heat Rises: Dubai's Tower of Debt

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

History repeats. Like the Empire State building before it, the Dubai tower was built in a global depression when cheap labor was plentiful -- as were the dreams of the ambitious and affluent.

Burj Khalifa: World's Tallest Tower Renamed After UAE President Khalifa Bin Zayed

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Burj Khalifa: That is the new name for Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower, which officially opened today, Jan. 4, 2010. Burj Khalifa, which tran...