Category: Life

Burj Dubai’s opening ceremony tonight [Infographic]

It has been over five years since the Burj Dubai began construction on 21 September 2004, however tonight the world’s tallest building will be given a lavish opening ceremony, assuaging any fears that the emirate is still reeling from last year’s debt crisis.

Emaar Properties, the site’s developer, are planning to throw a massive display of “sound, light, water and fireworks” to celebrate the opening and completion of the 818m-tall tower. However, whilst the exterior of the super skyscraper is complete, an army of workers are still labouring to fit out the 162-floor building.

 

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Source: http://www.menainfra.com

McDonald’s across the world [Infographic]

Following the financial crisis in Iceland, McDonald’s has decided to close its business and pull out of Iceland, as the country’s financial crisis has made it too expensive to operate its franchise.

The first McDonald’s in Iceland opened in 1993, the BBC reports, now 16 years on, the company has three outlets which it plans to close.

Besides the economy, McDonald’s blamed the “unique operational complexity” of doing business in an isolated nation with a population of just 300,00

 

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Source: http://www.bme.eu.com