Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa, the tallest most amazing building in the world called many names like “a living wonder”, “vertical city” or “global icon”. An iconic structure rose upon the desert, like magnificent blue glassy columns of a palace coming out of a fairy tale, enchanted by the Arabic land of stories. The wonderful artistic architecture, design, and craftsmanship of this marvelous tower are unique. With 828 meters (2,716.5 ft) height, the 200 plus stories Burj Khalifa has 160 residential levels, more than any building in the world. Inaugurated on January 4, 2010, on the fourth anniversary of accession day of his highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum as ruler of Dubai, this tower has many world records and world firsts more than you can imagine. Burj Khalifa is ranked the tallest building in the world called by the council on tall buildings and urban habitat (CTBUH). This honor has given based on three main criteria of the tallest buildings in the world, including "height to architectural top", "height to the highest occupied floor" and "height to the tip", Taipei 101 in Taiwan with 508 meters (1,667 ft), Shanghai World Financial Centre in China with 492 meters (1,614 ft), and Willis Tower in Chicago, the USA with 413 meters (1,354 ft) are mostly in second and third places. Imagine the most significant international collaboration to build a glorifying masterpiece of all time, As over 60 experts of 30 on-site contracting companies from different countries were involved in the project. While the construction of Burj Khalifa took over 12,000 professionals and master workers from more than 100 countries.

Burj Khalifa World Records

The glory of this luxurious and spectacular tower does not end here, and the Burj Khalifa, with its extraordinary features, has set many world records, including:

• The tallest building and the man-made structure in the world

• Tallest free-standing structure by breaking a 31 years old record of CN Tower in Toronto, Canada.

• Tallest service elevator in the world – 504 meters, breaking Taipei 101 record.

• The building with the largest number of floors and the highest occupied floor in the world.

• With 605 meters vertical concrete pumping, Burj Khalifa has another world record, once again breaking the record of Taipei 101 (448 meters).

• The highest level of the outdoor observation deck in the world.

• The highest installation of an aluminum and glass façade.

The Key Structural Sections of Burj Khalifa

The total area of the tower building is 5.76 million square feet. Furthermore, the residential area consists of 900 houses (levels and a SKY lobby). Besides, the corporate suites with 37 floors and the corporate suites/residential lounge on level 123 each have distinct applications. Not to mention, Armani hotel Dubai (with 160 rooms), plus, at the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY (level 148) and Burj Khalifa (Level 125 and 124) will interest you the most and are the most creative and favored levels of this establishment. The tower leisure and great amenities are like parking (B1 & B2 levels), swimming pools ( level 5), Armani hotel, The club [Concourse], The club rooftop, level 43 and level 76. Other various places to talk of can be “cigar club”, level 1, library, level 123, health club, At.mosphere at level 122, and Armani/SPA at level 3. The very diverse and wonderful features of this phenomenal tower can not be explained in a brief article, however, we want to mention two of the most important and interesting aspects of this charming man-made wonder, so you can have an accurate insight about staying in a glorious and exciting palace.

At the Top, Burj Khalifa

At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY is an exceptional and unique soaring trip. The experience of going up the tallest building, which it’s made of glass façade, makes this 55-meter (1.821 ft) ascent even more exciting and memorable. The finish line of this breathtaking and fascinating journey ends on the 148th level of the Burj Khalifa. So, just by standing there and on the outer terrace you can see a wonderful view of the city and beyond. a premium lounge also awaits you to satisfy the sense of thirst and occasional hunger. With the Guinness world record for the highest observation deck in the world, The deck also has a delightful outdoor terrace. Offering sweeping vistas of Dubai, in 125 and 124 levels of the tower are other parts of “At the Top, Burj Khalifa” experience with an unforgettable journey through the history, getting familiar with the evolution of Dubai and Burj Khalifa. Actually, this journey has ten steps which start at The Dubai Mall by travelers buying timed tickets. Numerous plays are shown to visitors, including "Dubai then and now", which is, in fact, an interesting and informative display of how Dubai has evolved today and the very significant role of the Burj Khalifa in these unique developments. The journey to the 124th floor takes approximately 60 seconds while moving up the elevator at a speed of 10 meters per second. Not only do visitors enjoy impressive landscapes, drinks, and snacks, and spend happy moments in a chic and splendid space, they also get the opportunity to view various landmarks through a modern viewfinder. This Viewfinder is an alternative to conventional coin-operated telescopes in other observatories. And it has a video camera, touch screen with information along with graphics, and 3D animation.

At.Mosphere Burj Khalifa, The Highest Restaurant on Earth

Those looking for exceptional and fantastic places to have an exquisite dining experience can put having food at the “At.mosphere” restaurant, at the tallest tower on the planet at the top of their list. At.mosphere, stands just two levels below ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa,’ the tower’s observatory deck, as one of the most stylish dining and luxury lounge experiences in the world. They serve customers with different setups based on their tastes and have two lounge & grill options incorporated. With a large arrival lobby, the main dining floor, private dining suites, and cooking stations, the Fantastic At.mosphere restaurant has a capacity of more than 210 guests. The grill section at At.mosphere opens for lunch from 12.30 pm to 3 pm and for diner from 7 pm to 11.30 pm. Dishes are organic poultry, seafood beef, fresh and healthy simple cooking of grilled, broiled, or baked next to a very wide beverage selection. The high-end lounge, which has a seating capacity of 130 plus a private section for 35, opens from 12 pm to 2 am. Just take a seat here and the extraordinary over the moon feeling will create a different presence for you. A light meal or even just a cup of tea in the middle of the night makes the beautiful shining lights of the city extremely astonishing. A view that would never be in front of your eager eyes with this greatness and attraction anywhere else.

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