Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower, will receive its first residents as early as February 2010.
Over 12,000 people will live and work in the mixed-use tower comprising luxurious apartments, prime office space, among other modern lifestyle amenities, developer Emaar Properties said.
Following the inauguration of Burj Dubai on January 4, Emaar will immediately take charge of the property from various consultants, contractors and suppliers.
From January 5, public will be able to visit 'At The Top', the world's highest observation deck on Level 124 of the tower.
The hand-over to residents will begin in February, this year.
The Armani Residences on Levels 9 to 16 will open their doors first which will be followed by the much-awaited Armani Hotel Dubai, comprising the concourse to Level 8 and Levels 38 and 39.
The Residences, comprising 900 apartments, and The Corporate Suites, a collection of high-end offices, will be handed over to customers from March.
The process can take two to six months.
An orientation programme for customers is currently ongoing, taking them through the Burj Dubai lifestyle experience that awaits them.
Emaar has also written to all of its customers to inform them of the handover schedules, as the interiors of the homes and offices receive their final touches.
The delivery of the various components of Burj Dubai had been carefully structured to accommodate smoothly the expected tower population of more than 12,000 people, Abdulla Lahej, Executive Director, Dubai Project Management, Emaar Properties, said.
The first homes to be occupied at Burj Dubai, the Armani Residences, reflect the individual style of the iconic designer - Giorgio Armani.
'The Sky Lobbies' on 43 and 76 floors house swimming pools and a recreational room for exclusive receptions and other gatherings.
With a height of more than 800 metres, Burj Dubai is the world's tallest building and has 160 storeys – the most floors in any building in the world.