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

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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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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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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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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 2,716 feet – 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: 33 feet 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

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  • Park at Fashion Parking Level LG

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  • Red line F13 and F16: Burj Khalifa station
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Burj Khalifa 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Dubai
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