Suicide at the Burj Khalifa

The observation deck on the 148th floor at the time of Laura’s death

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The title of the book which is still unfinished. ‘Suicide at the Burj Khalifa’. 


Part of the story:

9 January 2015, two days after I received Laura’s handbag, I sent an email to Mubarak, attaching two photographs of Laura. “What happened to my daughter on 16 November?” There is no suggestion that Mubarak was responsible for Laura’s death. Her love for him was obsessive and she was not strong enough to break free.

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Some more facts:

27 September 2015, a message which I sent to Maktoum. He had just lost his son, Laura had died almost ten months earlier. I was hoping to appeal to the gentler side of him, the poet. Needless to say I never received a reply from him…

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“Your son died recently…my daughter died on 16 November 2014.

What kind of country do you rule and what sort of ruler are you where you allow (or perhaps command) that the Government of Dubai, and the Dubai Police continue to blatantly lie about the circumstances of my daugher’s death from the Burj Khalifa?

I saw the footage at the Bur Dubai Police Station…you know that…and she slipped effortlessly through a gap between two panes of glass just above the handrail, from the At the Top Sky observation deck on the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa, landing on the balcony…”

25 July 2018…from wikipedia…again the denial following the Daily Mail report


The Daily Mail reported that on 16 November 2014, Laura Vanessa Nunes, a Portuguese national who was in Dubai on a tourist visa, fell to her death from Burj Khalifa’s “At the Top” observation deck on the 148th floor.[126] However, on 18 May 2015, Dubai police disputed the report made by the Daily Mail on this incident and said that this incident took place in Jumeirah Lakes Towers.[127] A Dubai coroner’s report stated her body was found on the third floor of the Burj Khalifa.[128] Emails obtained under the Freedom of Information act from Portugal’s embassy in the UAE also confirmed that she had committed suicide from the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa.[129]

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15 April 2014, Laura was back in Dubai, from Portugal. From, ‘Laura’s Voice WHISPERS from an ANGEL’.                                                                                  

Her love for Mubarak, her need to be loved by him, brought out an intense vulnerability in her.

To her friend, Sara, (name changed to protect her identity), she said, “And after three weeks I was here I told him I was here…but still did not see him…nor want to right now! If I am meant to be with him it will happen. But Allah brought me back here so will see and be patient meanwhile.”

In another message to the same friend, she said, “Mubarak messed me so much. I fell so hard, until the end, because I needed to know the truth. I could not let go of him until life forced me to. I stuck it through until the end, even though I knew I was falling and he would not pick me up. I had to see it to the end…but my feelings for him are not that easy to forget. But it is a part of my path in life. I had to walk that way. I feel, yes, I control my life, but life controls us, if you understand. I followed life. Everything that happened since I met him, and things that happened before I met him, all pointed to him.”

From Laura…1 March 2009…’Laura’s Voice WHISPERS from an ANGEL’.

“Who can turn raindrops into sunshine…and teardrops into smiles!!?” 

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