January 4-5 agenda: Burj Dubai opens

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Monday and Tuesday's selection: the highest tower in the world opens in Dubai, New Delhi organizes its annual auto show, Google organizes an Android press conference in California and the Palm Springs Film Festival kicks off.

Burj Dubai opens
January 4
Dubai, UAE

While its panoramic viewing platform has been open since early December, the world's new tallest building will fully open January 4. Armani's first hotel is located at the tower.


10th New Delhi Auto Show

January 5-11
New Delhi, India

The biennial New Delhi Auto Show will draw nearly 1.8 million visitors to the subcontinent's premier motor exhibition. More than 2,100 exhibitors from 25 countries will showcase their wares as they vie for a niche in one of the largest underdeveloped car markets in the world. Two of the key unveilings at the biennial show will be Toyota's brand new small car dedicated to the Indian market as well as the debut of the Prius on the subcontinent.


Android mobile phone press conference
January 5
Mountain View, California, USA

Google invited reporters to attend an "Android press gathering" on January
5 at the company's Mountain View, California, headquarters, amidst rumors that it is for a possible new product announcement - the launch of a Google-branded phone. The first Android-powered phone was launched a year ago.

Palm Springs International Film Festival
January 5-18
Palm Springs, USA

A gala awards event will kick off the Palm Springs International Film Festival, presenting tributes to an illustrious group of actors and film talents, at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The 21st annual event, January 5-18, will screen 200 films from 60 countries.