Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is the  tallest building in the world. It lies in Downtown Dubai, a district commonly referred to as the ‘Centre of Now‘.  Its building started on 6th January 2004 and completed and opened for the public on 4th January 2010. The concept behind the Burj Khalifa by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum was to build a new concept of business and different interactive activities to attract tourists all around the world. 

This building is located in Downtown Dubai which is home to The Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain, Dubai Opera and others. 

Burj Khalifa has the highest number of storeys in the world. Their number is over 160! Its elevators have the longest travel distance in the world. The speed of Burj Khalifa elevators is over  40 miles per hour.

It is twice the height of the Empire State Building in the USA. 

At the Top, Burj Khalifa offers you breathtaking views of Dubai’s skyline. You can plan visiting this special place with Tripety travel planner. You can visit this special building that includes luxury shopping, cafe and restaurants, hotels and many other lovely places using budget planner in Tripety app.

  • The Burj Khalifa is twice as tall as the Empire State Building.
  • It took 6 years to build the Burj Khalifa.
  • The spire is a controversial element of the Burj Khalifa.
  • The Burj Khalifa houses a massive art collection.
  • The Burj Khalifa holds many world records.
  • It takes 3 months to clean all the building windows.
  • The Burj Khalifa is home to the tallest elevator in the world.
  • 1.5 billion USD is the estimated cost of building Burj Khalifa.
  • The Burj Khalifa may not be the world’s tallest building for much longer.
  • You can sail on the Dubai fountain on traditional abra boats.
  • At the highest point on the Burj Khalifa, the temperature is nearly 15°C lower than on ‘ground level’. 
  • Over 10,000 fireworks were shot from the Burj Khalifa to celebrate its opening in 2010.
  • The tip of the Burj Khalifa can be seen from up to 95 km away on clear days!
  • In the building you’ll also find the second Armani Hotel in the world, after the one in Milan. The hotel has no reception, as Giorgio wanted to feel guests as if they were entering his home.
  • Fairly known Burj Khalifa information is that at the peak of construction, 12,000 workers worked on the building per day.

Inside the tower, there are residential apartments, hotel rooms, business offices, shopping areas, entertainment centers, restaurants and cafes, gyms, observation decks and swimming pools. The building is served by 57 elevators, but only one of them is able to rise from the ground floor to the top of the skyscraper. The speed of the elevator is ten meters per second. By the way, the Arab Tower is considered one of the safest skyscrapers in the world – in the event of a fire, the high-speed elevator system will allow you to leave the building in a matter of minutes.

The adjacent infrastructure is equally impressive. The Singing Fountain is located at the foot of the tower, the jets of which rush into the air for 150 meters. The fountain is located in the center of a huge man-made lake. The structure is equipped with 25 colored and more than 600 spotlights. The jets “dance” to the Arabian tunes and masterpieces of world classical and popular music.

On the 124-125 floors there is the main observation deck, the name of which can literally be translated as “on top”. Here, standing at the height of the flight of airliners, you can enjoy the view of the city and the Persian Gulf from four sides. And this is not the highest point – on the 148th floor of the building (555 meters) there is another panoramic platform with an even more mesmerizing view of the metropolis and clouds. Both sites can be accessed with special tickets or with a guided tour. Tripety world travel app will help you to visit the most interesting places in Dubai.

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