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    Burj Khalifa in Dubai

    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. 

     

    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 onthe Canton Tower. The observation deck also features the electronic telescope, an virtual reality system created by Montréal’sGsmprjct° 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’shighest 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’shighest nightclub
    • World’shighest restaurant
    • World’shighest New Yeardisplay of fireworks.
    • The largest sound and light show in the world staged on a single building.

     

    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:

    • 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.

    So what are you waiting for? Reach out to Pickyourtrail and we will help you plan a Dubai trip as per your preferences and requirements.

     

    Burj Khalifa in Dubai Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How much floor is Burj Khalifa in Dubai?

    The Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building, standing 2,717 feet tall with 160 stories (Floors) and towering over the city. On the 124th story, there is an observation deck.

    1. How much is the ticket for Burj Khalifa?

    During non-peak hours, which are 9:00 a.m. to 15:30 p.m., as well as 18:30 p.m. until closing time, adult tickets cost AED 149 and children's tickets cost AED 114.

    Babies (Below 4 years) are admitted for free.

    During prime hours, from 16:00 pm to 18:00 pm, adults pay AED 224 and children pay AED 184.Children under the age of four are admitted free of charge.

    1. How many died building the Burj Khalifa?

    The number of people that were reported to have died during the construction of Burj Khalifa, which opened in 2010 is four. 

    1. Is Burj Khalifa taller than Mount Everest?

    Definitely not. Mount Everest is 29,035 feet high (about 5.5 miles or 8.85 kilometers)! While Burj Khalfa is 2717 feet( just over 0.5 miles high or 0.804672kilometers)

    1. How much is a night at Burj Khalifa?

    On the  average it cost about $24,000 to spend a night at Burj Khalifa

    1. Can anyone visit Burj Al Arab or Is Burj Khalifa entry free?

    The Hotel, which is a private resort, does not allow non-guests to enter. You can however visit if you have a dining reservation at one of the restaurants.

    1. Is Burj Khalifa safe?

    The Burj Khalifa still moves back and forth around two meters at its topmost top, despite its clever design. But don't be scared, it isn't going to fall apart any time soon.

    The principal fire protection systems installed in the Burj Khalifa building include fire sprinklers, fire alarms, smoke evacuation mechanisms, and stairwell pressurization.

    This structure also has 38 smoke and fire-resistant rescue lifts.

    1. How high is the Burj Al Arab?

    The Burj Al Arab is 321 meters tall. It is one of the tallest structures in the world

    1. How long would it take to fall off the Burj Khalifa?

    The Burj Khalifa, at a staggering 830 meters, is currently the world's tallest building (2,722 feet).This structure exceeds all that came before it.

    Falling from the top of the skyscraper to the ground would take you 20 seconds.

    1. What was the Burj Khalifa built for?

    The government's decision to transition from an oil-driven economy to one centered on service and tourism reportedly influenced the construction of Burj Khalifa.Until its opening date in January 2010, the tower was called Burj Dubai.

    1. What other famous buildings have the architects of the Burj 

    Khalifa designed?

    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's Adrian Smith designed the Burj Khalifa, as well as the Willis Tower and One World Trade Center.

    The design is influenced by Islamic architecture seen in the region, such as Samarra's Great Mosque.

    Despite the fact that the construction of the Burj Khalifa is based on Tower Palace III, the central core stores all vertical mobility, with the exception of egress stairs within each wing.

    1. How many world records does the Burj Khalifa hold?

    The Burj Khalifa not just holds the world record for being the world's tallest design, yet it likewise claims six extra world records.

    The Burj Khalifa is additionally the world's tallest unsupported development, with the most stories, the most noteworthy involved floor, the most noteworthy open air perception deck, the world's longest lift travel distance, and the world's tallest help lift.

    1. How do you get to the Burj Khalifa?

    The Burj Khalifa is situated in the core of Dubai, straightforwardly opposite the Dubai Mall.In case you're taking the Dubai Metro, get off at Burj Khalifa Station on the Red Line.You would then be able to board the F13 transport and get off at the Dubai Mall Bus Stop, which is the accompanying stop.

     

     

     


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