Burj Khalifa Dubai – a modern architectural wonder, is a megatall skyscrapper in Dubai.Emaar Properties took 1.5 billion USD to boast a whooping 163 stories building.
Interesting Fact: An average of 250,000 gallons of water every day is supplied to Burj Khalifa , and can reach an electrical demand equal to that of 360,000 100-watt bulbs burning at once.
Prominent celebrities, sportsmen, politicians and artists are among the many visitors to Burj Khalifa’s popular observation deck.
Burj Khalifa also hosts a hotel – Hotel Armani envisions by the fashion icon Giorgio Armani, this hotel has a private entrance and occupies 11 floors of Dubai’s iconic skyscraper!
Construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004, with the exterior completed five years later in 2009. As part of a new development called Downtown Dubai, this building was opened in 2010. And breaking numerous height records, including its designation as the tallest tower in the world.
For the tourists – The Burj Khalifa boasts of:
The Dubai Fountain:
Outside, WET Enterprises designed a fountain system at a cost of Dh 800 million (US$217 million). Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 50 coloured projectors, it is 270 m (900 ft) long and shoots water 150 m (500 ft) into the air, accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music.
An outdoor observation deck, named At the Top, opened on 5 January 2010 on the 124th floor. At 452 m (1,483 ft), it was the highest outdoor observation deck in the world when it opened. Also the 124th floor observation deck features the electronic telescope, an augmented reality device developed by Gsmprjct° of Montréal, which allows visitors to view the surrounding landscape in real-time, and to view previously saved images such as those taken at different times of day or under different weather conditions.
Booking tickets for the observation deck? Book early and gain great discounts – you can do it pretty much online here:
Burj Khalifa park
Landscape architects SWA Group designed an 27-acre park surrounding Burj Khalifa. The flower of the Hymenocallis, a desert plant is the inspiration behind the design of the park. At the centre of the park is the water room, which is a series of pools and water jet fountains. Benches and signs incorporate images of Burj Khalifa and the Hymenocallis flower.
Water collected from the building’s cooling system are used for watering plants. The system provides 68,000,000 L (15,000,000 imp gal) annually!
If you are planning on visiting Dubai anytime soon – then dont miss out on visiting Burj Khalifa – its a modern visual architectural masterpiece that is worth a dekho!
Wondering what is inside of Burj Khalifa Dubai? Here is an interesting video we found on YouTube.
And here is a view from the the top of the observatory deck!
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