The Burj Dubai, the tallest tower in the world, will be completed in December, three months later than scheduled, according to two contractors involved with the project.

The contractors said work still needed to be completed outside and inside the building and the new deadline was December.

A person close to Emaar Properties, the company developing the Burj Dubai, dismissed previous reports that there would be a 'soft opening' on Sept 9 to coincide with the launching of the first phase of Dubai Metro. The date was never confirmed by the company, the person said.

The National