The height of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai is 828 meters and it is the tallest building in the world. We tell you why it is worth seeing it with your own eyes at least once in your life.
Absolute record in all respects
The Burj Khalifa is three times taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris and twice the Empire State Building in New York. Just imagine: the aluminum used in the construction of the Burj Khalifa would be more than enough for five Airbus A380s. For reference: the Airbus A380 is capable of accommodating about a thousand passengers and is considered the largest of the currently operating passenger aircraft. Of course, the Dubai skyscraper consists not only of metal but also of concrete, the weight of which is equal to the weight of 100,000 elephants (if we measure the scale of the king of skyscrapers in elephants and airplanes). And the spire of the building is visible for 95 kilometers – in other words, if you are going to Dubai, the first thing you will see from an incoming plane will be Burj Khalifa, a symbol of luxury and untold riches of these lands.
The observation deck at sky level
Have you ever thought about the fact that you can soar in the clouds not only while in the cabin of an airplane or in your own dreams? Burj Khalifa gives its guests a unique opportunity to go up to the 125th floor to enjoy the views of one of the most modern cities in world history, and if you’re lucky, even the desert. However, truly clear weather in Dubai does not happen so often. The problem is the unbearable heat. When the temperature in the shade is 48 degrees, on the “upper floors” a sultry fog keeps around the clock, through which almost nothing can be seen.
There is entertainment in Burge for the most daring, namely: the opportunity to climb to the 148th floor. In 2014, the world’s highest open-air observation deck, At the Top SKY, opened here. In addition, the site is literally crammed with the most modern and almost “spy” technology, with the help of which guests can not only admire Dubai but also look into its most remote corners.
Progress at the speed of light
Dubai is famous not only for its wealth, the scale of which is difficult to imagine for mere mortals but also for the highest rate of development. Burj Khalifa is more than the tallest building in the world. It is a symbol of progress in the UAE. The construction, which began in 2004, proceeded at a record pace: in the first three years, 150 floors were already completed. The grand opening ceremony took place in 2010. Today, the Burj Khalifa is a whole separate world: there are offices, restaurants, apartments, and even the Armani Hotel. So some high-rise residents do not even have to leave their homes to get to work.
Victory and victory again
Burj Khalifa has been holding a leading position for six years already; there is no higher skyscraper on the whole planet than this skyscraper. The tower also entered the Guinness Book of Records as the building with the highest number of floors, the longest elevator distance, and the highest located private residences. Such a scale attracts extreme lovers from all over the world: for example, rock climber Alain Robert, known as the French “Spider-Man”, conquered the height of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in 2011 – it took him more than six hours. Thrill-seekers Fred Fügen and Vincent Reffer, on the contrary, traveled from top to bottom, jumping from a height of 828 meters and setting a world record in BASE jumping.
The tallest restaurant in the world
Restaurant At.mosphere is located on the first level of the Burj Khalifa observation deck, namely on the 122nd floor, and this was enough to get into the Guinness Book of Records as the highest restaurant in the world. Here you will be fed the most exquisite dishes, the menu includes foie gras, oysters, and Wagyu beef medallions. The wide windows offer a view of the stunning panorama of the city in the desert and even the planes that fly very close to the famous skyscraper, landing.
Double-story burger at the 163-story Burj Khalifa
In a multi-story building, food should also be multi-story. The Firebird Diner serves Burger Khalifa, which looks like the tallest building in the world for a reason. Quite extravagant, right? A two-story burger consists of one larger burger, on which its smaller counterpart is hoisted. Hidden in the bun is an American lobster tail, fried eggs, and USDA premium beef patty with black truffle aioli. The mini burger has a foie gras patty on top, and instead of a spire, the skyscraper burger is topped with pickled cucumber.
A movie star
Almost more often than other skyscrapers, the Burj Khalifa hits wide screens: sometimes a skyscraper is filmed in a movie. It is understandable – every director dreams of getting such a location, regardless of what exactly he is shooting, a thriller, a blockbuster, or a romantic comedy. Of the most famous films, it is worth noting the film “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” with Tom Cruise in the title role, as well as “Independence Day: Resurgence”.