| May 10, 2011
| 1:54 PM
DUBAI, UAE -- A man committed suicide Tuesday by jumping off the 147th floor of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
The man landed on a deck on the 108th floor of the 160-story structure, according to news reports from Dubai....
| Jan 1, 2011
Nearly a million revelers crowded New York's Time Square to witness the traditional dazzling ball drop, fireworks lit up Australia's Sydney Harbor and communist Vietnam held a rare Western-style countdown to the new year as the world ushered in 2011....
| Jan 1, 2011
| 9:26 AM
NEW YORK -- Revelers smooched and cheered the famous ball drop in New York's Times Square as the largest New Year's Eve celebration in the U.S. ushered in 2011. Most tried to set aside concerns about the worldwide economic downturn as partiers from New...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Tens of thousands of visitors flocked to the Tokyo Skytree on Tuesday, trying to be among the first people to get a view of the Japanese capital from the world's tallest tower.
The Skytree rises 634 meters (2,080 feet) above Tokyo. It was certified as...
| Dec 15, 2011
*** (out of four)
Tom Cruise runs like a maniac. It’s kind of awesome.
The much-maligned but still very commanding movie star’s relentless, up-for-anything energy keeps the blood flowing and the stunts, uh, stunting in the first “...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:03 PM
1: Kingdom Tower, Jeddah
2: Burj Khalifa, Dubai
3: Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen
4: Seoul Light DMC Tower
5: Signature Tower Jakarta
6: Shanghai Tower
7: Wuhan Greenland Center
8: Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel
9: Goldin Finance 117, Tianjin...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 11:41 AM
Europe has a brand new tallest building. The Shard now graces the skyline of London at 310 meters high (bear in mind The Empire State Building is over 380 meters, the Sear's Tower is more than 400 and the Burj Dubai is over 800 meters!).
| Apr 23, 2012
Not that you needed another reason to drool over "The Dark Knight Rises,"but here's one more: The conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy (opening July 20) will feature more than an hour of IMAX footage, Nolan told the Wall Street Journal....
| Jun 21, 2009
If a city can be spectacularly quiet, this waterfront city-state has certainly qualified in recent months. Hundreds of abandoned construction cranes languish above Dubai's gated communities and beach-side developments and, most dramatically, up and down...
| Jul 16, 2010
| 2:10 PM
In the last few years, fashion designers have been invading the hotel industry. "Hotel companies and guests have become conscious of design," says hospitality industry analyst Bruce Baltin, from L.A.-based Colliers PKF Consulting USA. "Also, it is another...
| Jan 27, 2008
THE BEST WAY
From LAX, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France and British Airways offer connecting service (change of planes) to Dubai. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $785.
Etihad, www.etihadairways.com, is the national airline for the United Arab Emirates;...
| Jan 27, 2008
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In a place where a gallon of gasoline is almost as cheap as a liter of bottled water in the U.S., anything seems possible.
With the world's tallest skyscraper and most opulent hotel, plus solar-powered parking meters,...