Academic city: Classes between the desert and the palms

Dubai’s effort to build a world class city along the lines of Singapore’s model was made unique when they offered free zones not only to business enterprises but also conceived a free zone devoted solely to tertiary education. Thus came up Dubai International Academic city in 2006, the first of its kind in the world. The move was to serve Dubai’s vision of developing a knowledge-based economy and thus implant the much needed pool of talented youth.

Burj Khalifa aka Burj Dubai – Inaugration Ceremony Pictures

Before i move on with the stunning pictures of Burj Khalifa, have a breaking news for readers. On 4th Jan 2009, Burj Dubai has been renamed as “Burj Khalifa” i.e Dubai based tower has been given a name of UAE President and Abu Dhabi ruler Khalifa Bin Zayed.