The dawn of the new decade as seen from At The Top, the world's highest outdoor observatory deck located on Level 124 of the Burj Dubai. The opening ceremony will feature spectacular fireworks and special effects in three themed shows topped by a dazzling finale.
Dubai: The inauguration of Burj Khalifa — the world's tallest building — will feature a spectacular display of fireworks, light beams, choreographed water displays and sound and music effects that will portray the evolution of the world's most iconic new building in a breathtaking sensory journey.
In all, 868 high-powered stroboscope lights will be integrated into the facade of Burj Khalifa and the tower's spire — and each stroboscope will be operated individually to create a series of hypnotic lighting sequences.
The entire display is controlled by a sophisticated arrangement of ultra-high-tech IT systems, which choreograph at least 50 sequences of lighting, fireworks, water and sound effects.
Event experts from France, Britain and the United States collaborated on the project, demonstrating the global spirit of teamwork which defines Burj Khalifa itself.
Powerful strobelights will be fixed near the pinnacle of the tower, and six "narrow beam" searchlights will be positioned 700 metres up the tower.
The entire inauguration consists of a pre-show and three themed acts — From the Desert Flower to Burj Dubai, Heart Beat, and From Dubai and the UAE to the World — and a fireworks finale.
This is most exciting & historic moment for the people of Dubai as today the BURJ DUBAI will be officially launched to the world in all it'z splendour and glory... Congratulations to His Highness Shaikh Mohammed and all those people involved in taking Dubai to the top of the world.... Dubai Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!
Dominic Dsouza, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 14:50 January 4, 2010
BAD LUCK ,WE ARE IN A SMALL VACATION IN INDIA ,ANYWAY WE WILL WATCH THE LIVE PROGRAME IN T.V. WITHIN ONE MONTH WE WILL GO THERE.
Sebastian, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Added 14:08 January 4, 2010
Salutes and salutes to his highness. He is the legend of dubai's era. Years of years, people will remember him for his remarkable development which has been done in last 3 - 4 years. People who left the country were unlucky and those who still exist are the luckiest people in world because they can see wonderful things which are No.1 in the world.
Jiju Varkey, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 12:38 January 4, 2010
I will skip work at 3:00pm just to witness this ultra historical incident... Long live Dubai, long live Sheikh Mohammad.
Shamel, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Added 12:36 January 4, 2010
Hope to go up to At The Top next February, with my students of Architecture, in my third visit to Dubai. Had been in Jan. and Oct. 2008 but only view from the ground and aerial with helicopter tour. Burj Dubai is my best subject in my classes/lectures about Dubai. Congratulations!
Prof. Ciro Saito - Architect
Sao Paulo, Brasil.
Ciro Saito, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Added 12:16 January 4, 2010
This great Opera is the demonstration of what can be well done in UAE
A great Sheikh a great People, a great cooperation of the best people of our world. I wish the best for this wonderfull building and for the people that have done this.
E. Calabrese, Bari, Italy
Added 10:36 January 4, 2010
Im so exited and I cant wait for it. I had to be out of Dubai for personal reasons and I've been watching tv since morning! Its amazing, astonishing, tremendous & just real! Another great achievement for Dubai..!Cheers!
Samar K, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 10:19 January 4, 2010
I have got my Camera ready to witness and capture the amazing / histroical moment.
Ali Zain, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 09:31 January 4, 2010
Oh no! I am Gonna Miss Something Really Gr8 , Wish i was there in Dubai, its a Miracale gonna happen am very much Excited 2 be there Inshallah will Go there .... Gob Bless u Guyzzzz !!!!!!!!!
Mohammed Akbar Tarique, Kolkata, India
Added 09:29 January 4, 2010
CONGRATULATIONS DUBAI YOU DESERVE TO BE ON TOP OF THE WORLD ABOVE EAST AND WEST.
I HAD WORKED IN DUBAI DURING THE PAST FIVE YEARS AS CIVIL ENGINEER AND I AM PROUD
OF BURJ DUBAI ,UAE AND SHAIKH MOHAMMED
Biju Cyriac, kottayam, India
Added 08:21 January 4, 2010
We are waiting for this dazzling opening. wow finally the dream comes true.
Roffy Lazar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Added 02:27 January 4, 2010
The opening of the Burj Dubai will be a significant occasion, but it is being treated with extreme negativity in the west. Dubai will rise again through this and similar porjects and prove that it is a truly ambitious city.
Karl Sharro, London, United Kingdom
Added 01:25 January 4, 2010
I HAVE TAKEN A DAY OFF FROM WORK AND WILL BE THERE WITH MY FAMILY AT 3PM TO BOOK OUR SPACE.
WE ARE GOING TO WITNESS THE FUTURE HISTORY OF THE WORLD...THE MOST PRECIOUS HISTORIC MOMENT...