Emaar looking to sell Burj Khalifa At the Top observation deck

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:

‘Contacted about Laura’s suicide and the misinformation about her death, both the UAE embassies in Canberra and Portugal refused to comment. A Freedom of Information request lodged with Portugal’s Foreign Ministry, targeting communications inside their embassy in Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, proved more fruitful.
Portuguese embassy emails obtained by Nine under Portugal’s freedom of information laws confirmed that Laura had jumped from the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa.

final confirmation of the location of Laura’s death from the Portuguese Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

“The death of the national citizen Laura Vanessa Nunes is under CID (criminal investigation department) investigation, regardless of suicide being the most likely cause,” wrote Luis Camara, deputy consul at Portugal’s embassy in UAE, in a message to his staff the morning after Laura’s death, on 17 November, 2014.
“She left only a feminine handbag with some personal belongings. She committed suicide by jumping from the 148th floor of Burj Khalifa Dubai.”
Luis Camara confirmed to Nine via an email statement that Dubai Police had informed him that Laura had jumped from the Burj Khalifa.
“The police … called us in the morning of the 17 November and informed of her death,” Camara told Nine.
In response to how he knew Laura had leaped from the 148th floor, Camara said: “The information was given to us by the Dubai Police when we asked where it had happened.”
Interestingly, no one wants to talk about Laura’s death. No comment from Mohammed Alabbar, Emaar or the Armani Hotel Group. Why? How did you succeed MA? And other people are too scared to talk.

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.

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