The Burj Dubai will officially open to the public on December 2, to coincide with UAE National Day, Arabian Business can reveal.
The opening date of the world’s tallest building has been a closely guarded secret for years – however, a senior architect working on the project has confirmed that December 2 has been set aside for the opening.
The Armani Hotel, part of the building, will take its first guests on the same day.
Ceremonies to mark the launch are also being planned for December 2. It is not yet clear whether other parts of the tower will be fully accessible.
“This will be a huge achievement and a big celebration for the UAE and for Emaar, particularly as it’s UAE National Day. It will be the first time the public can enter the building,” said the architect.
Emaar has always maintained it will not comment on the specific opening date and has also been tight-lipped over the final height of the Burj Dubai, which is thought to have topped out earlier this year at 818 metres.