Burj Khalifa. The Tallest Building in the World. The United Arab Emirates | CruiseBe
Back to all travel blogs

Burj Khalifa. The Tallest Building in the World. The United Arab Emirates

Gian Luka • 4 minutes read • May 15th, 2017
Today I'd like to tell you about the tallest building in the world, about the

Burj Khalifa

,

Dubai

.
1burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

The Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai with a height of 828 meters. The building was opened on 1/04/2010. Currently, it's the tallest building in the world. Originally, the building was called the Burj Dubai (Dubai Tower). However, when it was opened, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum renamed the building in honor of the UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The building was designed as a "city within the city" and it has its lawns, parks, boulevards, shopping centers, and so on. The total cost of construction is about 1.5 billion dollars. Initially, the height of the skyscraper was secret, in case someone would simultaneously build a taller building, so that it was possible to "break" the record. 
2burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg3burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

The complex houses apartments, hotels, offices, and shopping centers. Burj Khalifa has the Armani Hotel designed by Giorgio Armani. The building even has its "own air," a fragrance created for Burj Khalifa coming through the air-conditioning system.
Construction began in 2004. 1-2 floors were built every week. Up to 12 thousand people took part in the construction every day.
4burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

We visited this magnificent building, and here's what we saw there.
5burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

The building is incredibly tall. I recommend you to register online when you are still at home. There are lots of visitors, and it's difficult to choose the right time directly in Burj Khalifa.
6burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg7burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg8burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

View of the building near the elevators. 
9burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

Inscriptions near the elevators.
10burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg11burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg12burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg13burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

Bird's eye view of Dubai.
14burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

Below you can see a part of the Dubai Fountain.
15burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg16burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

The city is growing.
17burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg18burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg19burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg20burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg21burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg22burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg23burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

You can see the

Artificial World Islands

ahead.
24burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg25burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

Just look how much the appearance has changed! The building below near the junction is the Toyota building :) Five low buildings to the right near the junction are the only "low" buildings in the next photo!
26burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg27burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg28burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg29burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

You can see the islands in the distance again.
30burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

There are the Dubai Mall and 400 meters of the height below.
31burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg32burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg33burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg34burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg35burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

Dubai Mall in all its glory.
36burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg37burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

An interesting fact: robots work in the fountain. They clean the bottom automatically all day long. It is the future in all its glory.
38burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg39burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

The most amazing thing is that it is not the highest point. There are several dozen floors above the observation deck:
40burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

Finally, Goodbye!
41burj-khalifa-the-tallest-building-in-the-world-uae.jpg

As you can see, the city is beautiful from the height. Its development rate is incredible!

Video about the building by Bubla chatterjee:
Author: Gian Luka
Source: gianluka.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

Did you enjoy the post? Share with your friends!

Sorting

Latest posts

Follow us on Facebook

Related blog posts you can't miss