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Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa completes a decade

Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa completes a decade

Burj Khalifa, since its launch, has mesmerised billions of people with its lit facade celebrating events around the year

Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, towering over the emirate but in sync with the city’s ambitious rise over the past few years, completed a decade of being one of the most sought-after and photographed landmarks in January.

Since its official launch in January 2010, it has wowed billions of onlookers, in the UAE and across the globe, with its mesmerising presence across the city’s skyline.

Read: Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab among world’s most photographed landmarks

Developed by Dubai developer Emaar, crossing 828 meters and comprising of over 160 stories, Burj Khalifa is the recipient of the following records:

  • Tallest building in the world
  • Tallest free-standing structure in the world
  • Highest number of stories in the world
  • Highest occupied floor in the world
  • Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
  • Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
  • Tallest service elevator in the world

— Burj Khalifa (@BurjKhalifa) January 3, 2020

 

Initially known as Burj Dubai (“Dubai Tower”), the tower was renamed – on its official opening – to Burj Khalifa in honour of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. Boasting two observation decks – At The Top (levels 124 and 125) and At The Top Sky (levels 124, 125 and 148), the tower offers 360-degree views to the emirate’s landscape and beauty.

Image Courtesy: Burj Khalifa website

 

Burj Khalifa ranked sixth in a list of the world’s most popular tourist destinations of 2018, ahead of attractions such as the Buckingham Palace in London and Disneyland, according to ride-sharing app Uber.

Read: Dubai’s Burj Khalifa ranked among world’s top 10 most popular destinations

 

 

 

 

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