Burj Khalifa postage stamp launched for sixth anniversary of world’s tallest tower

The commemorative stamp has been issued in a Dhs 3 denomination



A new commemorative stamp of the Burj Khalifa has been issued to mark the sixth anniversary of the world’s tallest building, developer Emaar announced on Sunday.

The postage stamp, launched in partnership with Emirates Post, depicts the tower rising above Downtown Dubai at sunset.

The stamp – now officially released – will also be available for sale at retail kiosks at Burj Khalifa’s observation deck At the Top. It has been issued in a Dhs 3 denomination, along with a souvenir sheet and first day cover.

A post office corner will also be opened at the observation deck on level 148 – At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY – that will allow visitors to send a special souvenir post card with the official stamp, from ‘Burj Khalifa Heights’.

Executive director of group operations at Emaar Properties Ahmad Al Falasi said: “Burj Khalifa is a global icon and the pride of our nation. One of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, it is also a compelling testament to the can-do ability of Dubai and the city’s focus on promoting global partnerships.”

Chief commercial officer of Emirates Post Group Ibrahim Bin Karam added: “It gives us great pleasure to release these special stamps on the sixth anniversary of Burj Khalifa…These stamps will help promote Burj Khalifa and the UAE in all corners of the globe.”

Standing 828 metres high, the 200 plus storey Burj Khalifa has 160 habitable levels, the most of any building in the world. The building holds four Guinness World Records for – the tallest building, the tallest man-made structure on land ever, the highest observation deck for At the Top and the highest restaurant from ground level for At.mosphere.

The tower was voted as the ‘best tourist attraction’ in the world for 2015 in an international poll conducted by online ticket booking site Attractiontix.

Burj Khalifa was also ranked among the top three tourist attractions globally for taking selfies, just behind after Eiffel Tower in Paris and Disneyland, Florida, a study by Attractiontix found. The site analysed 219 million Instagram posts between October 2010 and January 2015.