From Etisalat Tower 1 it takes roughly 12 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 24 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 22 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 27 minutes to The Walk JBR.
Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 11 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 49 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.
One of the world's most distinctive skyscrapers, the Etisalat Tower is topped by a large sphere which many people liken to a "giant golf ball".
For another building with a ball on top, see The Westpoint in Hong Kong. There is a similar Etisalat Tower in Fujairah, also in the United Arab Emirates.