Laura’s death was covered up by the government of Dubai, in cahoots with Emaar, and The Armani Hotel group, (Dubai and Milan).
When the cover-up was exposed on 18 May 2015 by the Daily Mail, the government of Dubai, through a senior police officer, denied that Laura had fallen from the At the Top observation deck on the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa, the very deck that it would appear, Emaar is looking to sell. The top tourist attraction and biggest tourism money spinner in Dubai? Interesting! Why sell it?
I was, not in so many words, called a liar by the government of Dubai, as they spun the story that Laura had fallen to her death from her 14th floor apartment at the Jumeirah Lakes Towers. She hadn’t been staying there and she didn’t die there.
More than two years later, on 16 November 2017, the four year anniversary of Laura’s death, Marc Saunokonoko for 9NewsAu, in his investigative report, finally gave me closure.
From the article:
final confirmation of the location of Laura’s death from the Portuguese Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
What’s wrong Mohammed Alabbar? Has the deck become too problematic? I know that Laura’s death was never meant to be made public, but it was. Maybe Laura’s suicide from this infamous deck was not the only one?
Tue 24 Dec 2019 09:43 AM
Emaar looking to sell Burj Khalifa observation deck – report
Reuters report claimed the sale could generate up to $1 billion for the Dubai developer
The At the Top observation deck attracts nearly 16 million visitors a year and generates around AED600-700 million ($163-$191 million) a year, sources told Reuters. Image: ITP Media Group
Emaar Properties is reportedly looking to sell the observation deck of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, according to unnamed sources quoted in a Reuters report on Monday.
The report claimed Standard Chartered bank had been appointed as advisors as part of a potential sale, which the report said could raise up to $1 billion for the Dubai developer.
The At the Top observation deck generates around AED600-700 million ($163-$191 million) a year, sources told Reuters. It is considered a ‘must see’ for a significant portion of the approximately 16 million overnight visitors to Dubai each year.
Burj Khalifa officially opened in January 2010 and at 828 metres tall it is currently the world’s tallest tower.
Arabian Business has contacted Emaar Properties for comment. Standard Chartered declined to comment on the Reuters report.