Crane your neck if you would like to set your eyes on the very top of the Burj Khalifa, because you couldn’t do it more easily unless (as I did) you were looking over its magnificence from an adjoining building.
It is indeed an architectural marvel, inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who by his visionary leadership has set Dubai on the world map.
The Burj Khalifa is more than the world’s tallest building – it is a beautiful work of art and a feat of engineering. It has also set a number of records.
At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) soaring over Dubai’s skyline, and more than 160 stories, it is three times as tall as the Eiffel Tower, and double the height of the Empire State Building.
Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
• Tallest building in the world
• Tallest free-standing structure in the world
• Highest number of stories in the world
• Highest occupied floor in the world
• Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
• Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
• Tallest service elevator in the world
Whichever way you look at, it is imposing and impressive, and will certainly leave a lasting impression on your mind.