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Building the world’s tallest skyscraper is never easy, especially when construction is in a desert. The tower faces extremes of wind and temperature d...

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The Burj Khalifa, Dubai's most famous icon and symbol of a growing metropolis on the internatonal scene, represents a tribute to engineering...

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The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world (for now). See Dubai from above with an uplifting experience.You’ll start with a multi...

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Everybody who visits Dubai knows the Burj Khalifa quite well, being the world's tallest tower with its 828 meters and its unique architectur...

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Burj Khalifa opened its new Lounge spot, as the highest lounge, being at 575 meters from the ground, on levels 152,153,154 of the world's sk...

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As the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa is a mixture of stunning work of art, incomparable engineering masterpiece and emblem of the n...

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Dubai is a city that constantly grows, improves, expands and develops to the astonishment of visitors as well as residents. The tour outline...

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Upon reaching the Burj Khalifa you will go up to the 124th floor of the tower and let the spectacular view of Dubai’s skyline sink in. You w...

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Your visit At the Top will give you wide unobstructed panoramic views from the 124th floor and observation deck. You’ll start with a multime...

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Experience the lavish High Tea in Al Bayt at The Palace Downtown which offers a luxurious atmosphere with breathtaking views of Burj Khalifa...

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Good to know

At a height of 828m it's the world's tallest building.
Originally known as the Burj Dubai it was renamed in honor of Emir of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, after Abu Dhabi rescued the emirate from financial crisis.
Book a couple of weeks in advance, especially during peak season. In low season a few days in advance will suffice, unless you want the coveted sunset time slot.
It's home to the world's highest observatory deck (yet again). When it was beaten by the Shanghai Tower it was obliged to open another deck on a higher floor.
It has the world's highest restaurant, highest club and the longest elevator travel distance.
It's designed to resemble the spidery-looking Hymenocallis flower, with the building's three wings arranged around its central core.
The elevator travels at roughly 10m per second. You'll arrive at the original observation deck in under a minute without feeling a thing.
The exterior is covered with almost 26,000 reflective panels built to resist the fierce summer heat.
It's 15 degrees cooler at the top than it is at ground level.
Access the observation deck from the lower level of the Dubai Mall near the food court.
57 million liters of water are sustainably collected each year from the condensation generated by the building's cooling system.

The inside story

Building the world’s tallest skyscraper is never easy, especially when construction is in a desert. The tower faces extremes of wind and temperature due to its height and location, so the architects had to use all of their tricks.

The building is Y-shaped, which allows more window surface but also more stability at its base. Narrowing as it rises, the tower’s “wings” begin to spiral upward, reducing mass and creating less wind resistance. It still moves in high winds, but so slowly that residents don’t notice.

In the blistering heat, Burj Khalifa responds with shiny aluminum and stainless-steel cladding to reflect the sun. Its special glass is also reflective and stops the heat getting in. Fortunately, the immense height is good for ventilation because the air temperature and humidity at the top is lower than at the bottom. Air-conditioning is therefore “sky-sourced”.

The shape of the building is allegedly influenced by the shape of the Hymenocallis flower and also by classic Islamic architecture. Seen from above, or at the base, there are resemblances to the “onion” dome of a mosque.

About Burj Khalifa

Currently the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa stands at 828m (2,716ft) – more than 160 stories. The views across the desert to the Persian Gulf are astounding, especially at dawn or sunset, when the spire’s shadow stretches endlessly away.

On entering, you’ll experience a multi-media presentation about the remarkable construction process before zooming skyward in some of the world’s fastest lifts: 10m (33ft) per second. When you emerge at the 124th floor observation deck, you’ll find telescopes to scan the city below. Brave people might step out on to the 360-degree open-air terrace (weather permitting).

If the views make you hungry, that’s no problem. The ground floor is home to Armani/Deli, a branded eating experience offering European flavors and stylish décor that demands a selfie.

Address

Burj Khalifa
1 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Downtown Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Getting there

By car

  • Park at Fashion Parking Level LG

By Metro

  • Red line F13 and F16: Burj Khalifa station
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How to get there

Burj Khalifa 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Dubai

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