Burj Dubai opening date announced

The launch date for the world's tallest tower was finally made public yesterday, following months of secrecy

31 July 2009

The launch date for the world's tallest tower was finally made public yesterday, following months of secrecy.

The Burj Dubai, will officially open on 2 December. The mixed-use Dubai property developent, developed by Emaar, was originally supposed to open in September. The scheme, which measures 818m high, will include an Armani hotel.

The final pannel on the building was fitted last week by envelope specialist Arabian Aluminium/Far East Aluminium. There are 24,348 panels in total.

The 6m-long glass, aluminium and steel panel will be installed within the next few weeks.

The tower forms part of the £12bn Downtown Burj Dubai scheme.