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Dubai thinks big amid debt crisis
Opening of Burj Dubai seen as part of effort to salvage emirate's reputation.
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2010 09:10 GMT

Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, is set to open on Monday in Dubai amid tight security.
 
The 160-floor tower will be looking down at a city struggling with an economic crisis.
 
As Al Jazeera's Dan Nolan reports, the building's opening is seen as part of an effort to salvage Dubai's reputation. But will the "superscraper" attract enough business?

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