Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

At 828 metres high, Burj Khalifa is the tallest, most visited building in the world and is located in the Downtown Dubai district, the “new centre” of the desert metropolis on the Arabian Gulf.

The correct pronunciation is “Bursch Khalifa” and Burj means “tower” in Arabic. Emaar is the developer of the Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai and also the Dubai Mall.

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Emaar Properties, based in Dubai, is one of the world’s largest real estate groups. It plans, builds and operates entire city districts in Dubai. The company is one of the best known in the Arab region. It is currently developing into one of the world’s leading providers of innovative and luxurious real estate projects and is one of the best-known developers of mega-projects.

With the holistic conception and realisation of so-called lifestyle communities in extraordinary dimensions, the company shapes Dubai’s cityscape and contributes decisively to the fact that the city today is considered the epitome of superlatives and luxury. With its visionary projects, such as the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, Emaar Properties is the driving force behind the real estate and construction sector in the United Arab Emirates.


Facts about Burj Khalifa

  • construction started in 2004
  • the official inauguration was on 04.01.10
  • Burj Khalifa is 828 metres high
  • 163 floors are usable = 585 metres
  • The building has 185,000 square metres of living space
  • 57 lifts are integrated in the tower
  • 24 000 coated windows have been installed in the tower
  • 2909 steps up to the 160th floor
  • The restaurant At.mosphere is located on the 122nd floor
  • The observation deck “At The Top” is located on the 124th floor
  • The “Sky” observation deck is located on the 148th floor
  • 3000 parking spaces are available underground
  • The developer is the company EMAAR PROPERTIES
  • Burj is pronounced “Bursch” and means tower
  • The Armani Hotel is located on the lower floors
  • The world’s tallest tower also houses flats


Map of Burj Khalifa


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