Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in the world
Burj Khalifa is the world’s highest construction ever been built, located in the downtown of Dubai. The height of the skyscraper is around 1 kilometer, more precisely 828 meters. The construction of Burj Khalifa had been lasting for 6 years and cost around $1, 5 billion.
Burj Khalifa – tower of Khalifa
Its name the skyscraper has in of the president of United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This decision was taken on the opening ceremony by the prime minister of Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The form of the building reminds a huge stalagmite which reaches the sky impresses by its magnificence.
Specifics of Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa observation deck is located on 124th floor at height of 452 meters. The restaurant “Atmosphere” is based on the 122th floor. Burj Khalifa has 163 floors, containing 900 apartments, 304 hotel rooms, 35 commercial/office floors and three parking levels for 3000 parking lots.
The building has three entrances: the hotel entrance, the entrance to the apartments and the entrance to the offices. Armani hotel and offices occupy from 1 to 39th floors. The hotel was designed specially by Giorgio Armani. Offices and apartments are available for those, who are willing to purchase one in such an exotic building like Burj Khalifa. The air conditioning systems of this building are equipped with special membranes that keep air cool and aromatized. This special flavor was specially fashioned for Burj Khalifa. Wonderful fragrance is coming out of the floor-fitted panels.
Unique window glass had been invented for Burj Khalifa: it can repel the sunlight and helps to maintain optimal temperature in the building. The surface area of the building equals to 17 football fields. Burj Khalifa has 57 world’s fastest lifts, which are able to speed up to 18 meters per second. The construction of Burj Khalifa is a combination of incredible experience of all previously built world highest skyscrapers and the embodiment of many engineers’ dream into reality.
In addition to the aforesaid features and high-tech achievements the tower is of great practical importance. The primary purpose of the Burj Khalifa is effective management of communications and telecommunications. Telecommunications equipment installed on the tower provides Emirate with greater coverage due to the height of the building.
International records of Burj Khalifa Tower
• A construction, which has the greatest number of floors;
• The highest free-standing structure;
• The highest building.
Modern Dubai from a bird’s-eye view
Burj Khalifa Tower provides great opportunity to see modern city from a bird’s eye view.
Viewing platform of one of the world’s unique construction provides incredible views of Dubai from the height of 500 meters. To insure maximum safety, the main part of the viewing platform is enclosed with glass panels whereas the balcony has special slots made in glass.
In addition, visitors may enjoy electronic telescopes and see all details of the city panorama. Those interested can see the records of daytime and nighttime views as well as videos telling about historical events.
The time allocated for visiting the viewing platform is not limited; the main issue is to purchase a ticket. By the way, it is better to take care of tickets in advance. Burj Khalifa is a very popular place to visit and is very popular among many visitors and tourists. That is why, there are situations where tickets are sold out several days in advance.
Local people call the tower as “Tower of pride”, and there are quite good reasons behind that. You will discover an incredible and contrasting picture. You will see the main attraction of the hot desert - areas, buried in artificially created and carefully maintained green gardens. It should be noted that it is not so simple to grow green oasis amidst the endless desert, it is the result of painstaking work and everyday human care. Every tree, every palm tree or lawn is watered every day in order to retain their beauty.
A visit to Dubai is not deemed complete without visiting Burj Khalifa. No doubt, this building deserves your attention and is ready to deliver to you incredible feeling and a lot of positive emotions.