Today we invite you to begin a Dubai sightseeing with Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world with the height of 800 meters. Burj Khalifa was officially opened on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at 20:00 Dubai’s local time. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper is a world-class destination. It is the wonderful centerpiece of Dubai.
What can you find inside this magnificent tallest building? There are four special floors for fitness and tourism. There is even a cigar club. The 122nd floor is used as a restaurant. The 124th floor (at a height of 442 meters) provides a telescope equipped with digital screen to enjoy the view of Dubai city and the surrounding from above. It is the tallest telescoping point from a building in the world.
Burj Khalifa is not only the tallest building in the world. It also breaks the record as the tallest structure in the world which is previously held by KVLY-TV in Blanchard, North Dakota, USA and also as the tallest free structure that previously held by the CN Tower Toronto. Burj Dubai also has the fastest elevators in the world that moves up to the speed of 16.7 meters per second or 60 kilometers per hour. It is also the tallest operated elevator in the world. The basement floor is 334,000 square meter large. It is surrounded by a 15 hectare garden and completed by an underground car park with the parking capacity of 3000. The total costs required to complete the Burj Khalifa is around 4.1 billion dollars.
Burj Khalifa was designed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, an architectural consultant in Chicago, USA. The project developer is Emaar Properties, which is one of the largest real estate developers in the UAE. The project contractor is Samsung along with Besix from Belgium and the local firm Arabtec. If you want to know the details of Burj Khalifa, you can visit this site: Burj Khalifa.
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