Why do people visit Burj Khalifah? 

Dubai is identical to Burj Khalifah, the tallest building in the world, highest occupied floor, highest number of stories, highest outdoor observation deck in the world, and longest travel distance elevators! pffh..or wow? Not only that! The building is also the most popular among tourists attraction in Dubai and  it is the most photographed buildings worldwide!

Why do travelers visit this tallest skyscraper in the world? What attraction or adventure activity can do there? What can they enjoy inside the building? Well, before getting into that point, let’s talk a bit about the building from, historical, geographical and architectural point of views

several facts about burj khalifah

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  • It is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • The building was proposed in 2003 then the  construction work started in 2004 and was completed in 2010.
  • It stands at 828 meters (2,716.5 feet) tall
  • There are 163 floors located above the ground and it has 58 functional elevators that run at a top speed of 10 meters per second.
  • Burj Khalifa boast around 2900 parking spaces, and 900 apartments 
  • It features the world's highest library that is located on level 123
  • It is the tallest tower in the World. It’s three times as tall as the Eiffel Tower and nearly twice as tall as the Empire State Building.
  • There are three Sky Lobbies in the building. Located on levels 43, 76 and 123, these public spaces offer amenities such as spas, pools, outdoor sundecks, gyms, and juice bars, among others.
  • The Observation Deck on Level 148 of this tower is the highest in the world at 555 meters it has the been one of the building's biggest attractions.
  • The building has a specially designed elevator system for controlled evacuation during emergency situations like security threats or fire. 

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  • It was initially known as Burj Dubai before His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai revealed its official title - Burj Khalifa.
  • 40 wind tunnel tests were conducted on the Burj to ensure its structural safety

Other than being amazed of its attributes for being the tallest, the..and the... what can visitors do there?

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  • Burj Khalifa at The Top Tour. This tour will take you to the top level of the building for you to enjoy incredible views of Dubai from the certain level which typically level 124th, 125th and 148th floors.  You will get access to exclusive observation decks, lounge in luxury and enjoy personalized attention.
  • If you’ve chosen to visit in the evening, you will admire the illuminated skyline of Dubai stretched below. 
  • The tour needs approximately 90 minutes and most travellers feel suffice with the time period

Enjoy the Dubai Fountain Show that is located in the Burj Khalifa lake. Most of travellers enjoy the fountain musical show more in the evening that you will definitely admire the city's stunning skyline from the water. You perhaps enjoy fountain by riding abra on the Lake Ride Tour too. Click HERE to explore more

Relaxing at Buhayra Lounge, ground level Palace Down Town hotel, 04 km from the tower. This open-air poolside lounge features luxurious drapery, rich adornments and soothing music. As you recline in comfort in the traditional Arabian tents you can dine on a large selection of mezzeh (Mediterranian appetizer)

Pamper yourself at for your ultimate relaxing and indulgence at spas around the tower. There are many spa centers around the burj. Armani spa is located inside the burj or the one at Down Town Palace and many others. All of them offer exclusive retreat for those seeking a relaxing environment to rejuvenate and refresh mind and body.

Explore the Dubai Mall! It is not just a place for shopping. It is also called the family fun center. While you can shop till drop, your kid(s) can enjoy the Kidzania, the place for kids to have fun and explore what they want to be when the grown up. There is also Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, all are located inside the mall. The Dubai Mall is located just beside the Burj Khalifa. Click  HERE for the Dubai Mall, Kidzania  and the Aquarium attractions

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