Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. Opened in 2010, it is 829.8 meters or 2,717 feet tall with 163 floors. This massive structure is a living example of technological advancement. Burj Khalifa draws tourists from all over the world in millions. It looks like a huge flower and consists of three separate sections arranged around a central structure. The design represents Islamic culture.
There are 2 observation decks – one on the 124th floor and a second on the 148th floor. You can reach the decks for a panoramic view of the city, the Dubai creek, the desert area, and beyond. You can also dine in the restaurant, Atmosphere on the 122nd floor to have a superior glimpse of the city’s skyline. In the building, there are many hotel rooms, restaurants, and also clubs.
Burj Khalifa has broken many records – the tallest free-standing structure, highest number of stories, tallest elevator service, highest occupied floor and a few more.
There are many attractions to see at its base, including the famous Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain, and the Dubai Aquarium. The Dubai Fountain is set in Downtown Dubai, on the Burj Khalifa Lake. It is located near the Fashion Parking at Dubai Mall.
It is a scintillating show of lights, music, and water flow – all in coordination with one another. It is the world’s tallest fountain. At around 900 feet, it can reach great heights with a superb system of nozzles. The fountain performs to different tunes, ranging from classical to modern. It operates with 22,000 gallons of water. Read our travel guide for Dubai here.
Burj Khalifa – Quick Facts
|Burj Khalifa||The world’s tallest building was inaugurated in 2010.|
|Height||829.8 meters or 2,717 feet. 163 floors.|
|Location||Downtown Dubai, 1.7 km away from the main city|
|Address||1, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Dubai|
|Opening/Closing time||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday – 10 AM to 10 PM|
Thursday, Friday – 10 AM to 12 AM
|What To See And Do||View of Dubai skyline, restaurants, clubs, Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain, Dubai Aquarium|
Interesting Facts About Burj Khalifa
- It is the tallest building in the world
- The observatory deck is located at 452.1 meters
- It is 3 times as tall as the Eiffel Tower and 2 times taller than the Empire State Building
- 12,000 people worked every day to erect the building
- Burj Khalifa has special elevators for fast transport
The Dubai Fountain
- It is made of high-pressure jets and shooters. The fountain shoots water to 500 feet in the air
- At 900 feet, it occupies 30 acres of the lake. The Burj Khalifa is the perfect place to enjoy the show
- The same company also made the Las Vegas fountain
- It is lighted by 6,600 wet lights and 25 colored projectors
- You can enjoy the sighting from three different planes – The Dubai Fountain Boardwalk, The Dubai Fountain Lake ride, or on board an Abra
Burj Khalifa – The world’s tallest building, Dubai Mall – The world’s 2nd largest shopping mall, Dubai Fountain – World’s tallest fountain, Dubai Aquarium – One of the largest indoor aquariums, Atmosphere – Highest restaurant from ground level.
Top Attractions At Burj Khalifa
At The Top – Reach the highest observation deck to get a stunning view of the city skyline. You can see till the shores of Iran on a clear day. It also houses the Burj Club Gym. There is a separate area for ladies.
The Park – There are beautiful outdoor and indoor living spaces, The Park. It features green pastures and water. There is a lake, dining, play areas and forest area.
Giorgio Armani Hotel – The first hotel developed by Giorgio Armani is here at the 8, 38 and 39 levels.
The Burj Khalifa Park – Palm-lined promenade, gardens and forest grove. Beautiful water jets and fountains. The plants and forests are watered by state-of-the-art condensation collection systems. Play tennis in the park area. Kids love the children’s park.
Dubai Mall – The world’s 2nd largest shopping mall with 1200 retails stores. You will find the best multiplex, gold and jewelry outlets, supermarkets, food courts, luxury hotels, cafes and a parking space for 14,000 vehicles.
Dubai Aquarium – The Dubai Aquarium is located at the center of the Dubai Mall. This is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world with more than 140 species of sea-life.
Ice Skating Rink – An indoor artificial rink in the Dubai Mall. The rink has sub-zero temperatures and can accommodate about 2000 guests. There are disco sessions, public skating, and skating classes too.
SEGA Theme Park – 76,000 sq. ft. of entertainment space, complete with sonic hopper, spin gear, spin-coaster, amusement games and carnivals.
Kidzania – Role-playing amusement venue for kids.
Atmosphere – A top restaurant in Dubai on the 122nd floor. Offers the best in world cuisine and sky-high dining experience. It is recorded as the world’s highest restaurant from ground level. In total there are 7 restaurants in Burj Khalifa. The other six belong to the Armani Brand.
How To Reach
- If you are travelling by metro, you can take the red line to Burj Khalifa Station. From there take F13 Bus.
- You can also take a taxi. However, it will drop you at the mall. You need to walk after that.