Burj Khalifa

This article is about the tallest building in the world that is Burj Khalifa, by reading this you will be able to know all about the building, how it was built, and how many floors are there and what is the purpose served by different floors. Being the hottest property of Dubai, this building remains full of tourists all year around and people enjoy the beautiful sun set and sun rise from the building. There are malls and parks just by the tallest building in the world that are there to make sure that tourists spend a wonderful time while their stay at the Burj khalifa. The fountain which runs just by the side of the building is an attraction to great many people and the Dubai Mall which is also by the side of the building makes tourists busy and attracted to the overall environment of the place. This building adds to the beauty of the Dubai city and it was made with one purpose and that was to increase the number of tourists in the city, which is served quietly right by this wonder of architecture.


Type Skyscraper with a viewing deck, Restaurant, Hotels and  mall and condominiums in Downtown Dubai
Height 828 metres (2,716.5 feet)
Floors 163
Architects Adrian Smith, William F. Baker, Marshall Strabala, George J. Efstathiou
Location Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Design Y-shaped tripartite floor geometry
Cladding system 57 elevators and 8 escalators.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa looked up
Burj Khalifa looked up

Burj Khalifa or else known as the tallest building on the earth, it is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and it is surely example of one of the finest architecture ever build by man. Burj Khalifa was first named as Burj Dubai but later it was changed to Burj khalifa during the official opening of the building in the year 2010. For all those people who want to visit this amazing building and example of the most finest architecture in the world, this article will serve as a tour guide to you and if you have gone through this article you will be able to easily locate the building and know most about the things that happen there.


The very first thing in the aspect of knowing something is the location or we can say where the building is located. This building is located in one of the two districts which are famous for their sky scrapers, one is the Downtown Dubai and the other is the Dubai Marina. Burj khalifa is however located in the Downtown Dubai at the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. Burj Khalifa is almost 2 miles away from the sea, so there is not much to see in context of natural beauty when you look from the tallest building in the world but there are several man-made lakes which are present around the tower in order to fill up the deficiency for the natural scenery.

Architecture of Burj Khalifa

The architectural height of the Burj Khalifa is considered to be 828 meters or in other words we can say that approximately 2717 feet. This height is measured up to the spire of the building as the spire is also considered as element of architecture. Burj Khalifa has been the tallest building in the world for almost seven years now and it will hold the position for 3-4 more years until the Dubai Creek Tower or some other building surpasses it. The highest floor which is open for people is the level 154 that is approximately 584 meters high from the ground. There are three observation for people, from where they can enjoy the wonderful sights. These are respectively on the level 124, 125 and 148. The observation deck that is on the level 148 is the highest in the world recording a height of 555 meters from the ground. The cost of tickets to the observation desk at the level 124 and 125 is almost cost 37 dollars. It is the highest as compared to all other observation decks and also there is an exception at the time of the dusk when the scenery is the most beautiful. However the cost of visit of all three observation decks is almost 100 dollars and for the dusk time it gets to approximately 160 dollars per person. The prices for the view are somehow extravagant but the view is very beautiful especially at the time of the dusk, there is no other feeling like watching the sun dissolving in the outskirts and disappearing.

Levels in Burj Khalifa and Their Purpose

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is the main attraction in the city of Dubai and it is used for a number of purposes such as for Residence, Hotel and Restaurants, Offices and other purposes. The level 39 is used by Armani for residence and hotels, all the floors below run for the same purpose. The level above 39 up till 108 are used for residence and most of the people enjoy their stay at hotel in these levels. The space above level 108 is used for offices and enterprises up to level 154 except for level 124, 125 and 148 as they are used for the purpose of observation decks. There is an amazing restaurant with a great view and delicious food at the level 122 which is also called the Atmosphere. The levels from 154 to 160 are used for mechanical purposes and there are total 2909 stairs in the building from the ground floor to the 160th floor. Every year a great number of people come to visit Burj Khalifa on the New Year’s Eve due to the eye catching fireworks which attracts millions of people around the globe.

Burj Khalifa The Ultimate Tower

This building is made in order to make sure that the UAE lift some weight of economy from the oil export and make their state more open to tourism, this is why Burj Al Khalifa was designed. To have the tallest building of the world in Dubai, will attract great number of people to visit the city which in turn will increase the profits due to tourism. The building was designed by Adrian Smith who is from Chicago and a very well-known architecture. He is behind most of the successful architecture projects like the Jin Mao Tower and the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which according to experts is set to be the new tallest sky scrapper in the world upon its completion. Burj Khalifa is built in a shape of a shamrock and it looks more like the alphabet “Y”. The “Y” shape is used for stability of the building as the world’s tallest building need to be very secure and safe. Also, Y shaped design helps people living in the residential area to have a wonderful view outside and enjoy their stay in the building. The construction of Burj Khalifa was contracted to the Samsung Constructions which is a subsidiary of Samsun group, known mostly for their electronic products, Samsung has made great number of buildings around the world and that includes the Taipei tower. The whole project to make a sky scrapper this tall costed only 1.5 billion dollars and the tower itself costed around 1 billion dollars. This price is considered very low when compared to other buildings in America as the Trade center in New York cost around 3.9 billion dollars. Burj Khalifa is a wonderful place to be and most of the people who visit Dubai, make sure that they go straight to this wonder of architecture and stay there. It is without any doubt the most attractive and busy tourism site in the whole city. People love to be here and watch the sun setting in the desert from their rooms or from the deck.

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