The Burj Khalifa


The Burj Khalifa in Dubai (in the United Arab Emirates) is officially the world’s tallest building since it opened on the 4th of January 2010. The building is 828 meters (2,717 feet) high and has 160 habitable floors. The Burj Khalifa as a floor space are of over 460,000 square meters (5,000,000 square feet). Construction on the skyscraper started in 2004 and was finished by October 2009. The Burj Khalifa also holds the record for the tallest structure ever built, the tallest extant structure, the tallest freestanding structure and the building with the most floors. The Burj Khalifa can also brag with the fact that it has the world’s fastest elevators (travelling at 64 kilometers and hour). The building also houses the world’s highest swimming (on its 76th floor) and the world’s highest mosque (on it’s 158th floor). The Burj Khalifa truly is a architectural marvel. This photo the Burj Khalifa has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo for the 25th of April 2010 on Running Wolf’s Rant. Watch this space for daily updates in the Photography and Babes categories.

GEO_BurjDubaiFlickr-588x480 The Burj Khalifa

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  • LM

    I am very disappointed. Dubai is supposed to be a world class destination with first world venues and events. Online visitors have the option to book tickets for a view from the observation deck @ 100Dhs in advance, time and date specified. Only, it is not available and has not been for the last two months. Instead, visitors have to show up and hope for a same day ticket – should it be available- @ 400 Dhs. What are they thinking???? This situation has been going on for at least two months now…What a joke. My brother is visiting and I am trying to pre-arange our day in Dubai since we live in Al Ain. Impossible according the the Burj people. I wonder… is it that the Burh is not raking in as much as they thought they would and now they are suspending all the cheaper options at a 100Dhs in favor of 400 Dhs a pop? Laughable for a country like this with all its excess!