Barbara Surk

Barbara Surk

Barbara Surk

 

Dubai ups the ante with $1,5bn hotel

It's the latest word in Gulf excess -- a sprawling $1,5-billion resort boasting a $25 000-a-night suite and dolphins flown in from the South Pacific.

Completion of world's tallest skyscraper delayed

Barbara Surk

The world's tallest skyscraper under construction in the Gulf city-state of Dubai will take longer than planned to finish, its builders said on Wednesday, putting off the opening planned for the end of this year. The building's final height is a closely guarded secret. Building representatives previously said it would stop somewhere above 693m.