Burj Dubai opening delayed

Handover date moves by one month to January 4

The Burj Dubai is now scheduled to open on January 4
The Burj Dubai is now scheduled to open on January 4

The Burj Dubai’s opening date has been delayed by a month until January 4.

The opening will coincide with the four-year anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum becoming the ruler of Dubai, official news agency WAM reported.

"We decided to inaugurate the world's highest tower during an anniversary that is dear to the hearts of everyone," Emaar chairman Mohammed Alabbar said in a statement.

Last month, Alabbar told CNN that the Burj Dubai was to open on December 2, UAE National Day.

When opened, the Burj Dubai will officially be the tallest building in the world.

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