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First Time in Burj Khalifa for first timers – What to do, Where to go?

Inaugurated in 2010, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest structure and building in the world. The total height is at 829.8 m and the roof height is 828 m. 

Burj khalifa view from ground
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History

The construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004 and it was completed five years later in 2009. In 2010 the building launched as part of a new plan named downtown Dubai. It is planned to be the cornerstone of large, mixed-use development. The building set several records in height, including its listing as the world’s tallest structure. Burj Khalifa was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Adrian Smith, whose company previously designed the Willis Tower and One World Trade Centre.

Significant Features

The Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain is a majestic piece of art situated right outside the Burj Khalifa. It is Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 50 colored projectors. A range of classical to contemporary Arabic and other music is constantly played in the area.  It has the capability to shoot water 150 m into the air. 

Observation deck

Named At The Top, The Observation Deck in Burj Khalifa was the highest outdoor observation deck in the world at the time of opening. The current record is held by Cloud Top 488 on the Canton Tower. The observation deck also features the electronic telescope, an virtual reality system created by Montréal’s Gsmprjct ° allowing tourists to experience the natural scenery in real-time. When the tide is low and the visibility is high, people can see Iran’s shores from the top of the skylights

Burj Khalifa Park

Burj Khalifa is surrounded by a 27-acre park designed by SWA Group landscape architects. Like the tower itself, the design of the park has been inspired by the Hymenocallis flower, a desert plant. At the heart of the property is the water field, a series of ponds, and water jet fountains.

Records

The Burj Khalifa has established several world records including:

  • Tallest existing structure
  • Tallest structure ever built
  • Tallest freestanding structure
  • Tallest skyscraper
  • Tallest skyscraper to top of antenna
  • Building with most floors
  • World’s highest elevator installation
  • World’s longest travel distance elevators
  • Highest vertical concrete pumping 
  • World’s tallest structure that includes residential space
  • World’s largest aluminum and glass façade construction
  • World’s highest nightclub
  • World’s highest restaurant 
  • World’s highest New Year display of fireworks.
  • The largest sound and light show in the world staged on a single building.
Burj khalifa night view
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Things to Do

The Burj Khalifa offers a wide range of options for the tourists. Visitors get an option to view the panoramic view of the area from the observation deck. Alternatively the visitors can also choose to eat your heart out at some of Dubai’s finest poshest restaurants. The options available on offer are:

  • AT. Mosphere
  • Amal
  • Ristorante
  • Hashi
  • Deli
  • Mediterraneo
  • Armani Lounge
  • Candylicious

In addition to all these things Burj Khalifa has to offer, this mega structure is indeed an outstanding residential neighborhood.

Best time to Visit

In visitors, Dubai attracts like a flame. The perfect time to visit Dubai is during the winter months, November to April. January and February see strong traffic thanks to the Dubai Shopping Festival.

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