As history rises before our eyes, one realizes the Burj Dubai is not just an architectural or engineering marvel, but one of perseverance and unchartered grace. In inimitable Dubai-style, the greatest surprise was not its official height (828 metres) but Sheikh Mohammed's decision to rename the marvel to Burj Khalifa. There could be several explanations to what will certainly be an immensely expensive rebranding exercise. Quite obviously, Abu Dhabi's last minute bail-out of Dubai World's debt is inescapable as a potential angle to the renaming -- given it could possibly have been a demand from Dubai's neighbor.
Contrary to considerable criticism (my own initially as well), I certainly think it demonstrates the grace of Dubai's leader in a bid to show his gratitude as well as demonstrate unity amidst Dubai's greatest symbol of achievement.