The Burj Khalifa is a 163 story Skyscraper located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
At over 2,700 feet, the Burj Khalifa remains the tallest skyscraper in the world to date, since overtaking Tapei 101 in 2010.
Burj Khalifa or Burj Dubai
The Burj Khalifa was originally known as the Burj Dubai before its opening in 2010, but at some point during the construction of this engineering masterpiece, the developers, Emaar Properties, ran into some financial issues that it took the intervention / financial support of Sheikh Khalifa, the ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of the United Arab Emirates, to resolve. This resulted in the name change from Burj Dubai to Burj Khalifa.
Still Standing Tall
The Burj Khalifa stands out so uniquely, and it continues to attract tourists from all over the world. The iconic tower still hangs on to its title as the tallest building in the world despite the many competitions that are following closely on its heels. This might not be for long though, especially with the Kingdom Tower, Saudi Arabia nearing its completion.
Inside Burj Khalifa
There are several apartments and corporate suites inside the Burj Khalifa, and it also houses the world famous At.Mosphere, Armani Hotels & Armani Residences.
The observation decks at the Burj Khalifa are located on the 124th and 125th floors, and the premium At The Top Sky on the 148th, which is about 555m above ground, the observatory experience with a high-speed elevator ride, cruising at a speed of 10m per second, a fascinating multimedia experience on the way up that will also educate you on the creation of the Burj Khalifa and a quick history of Dubai.
It takes about 1.5 hours to fully navigate and take in the At The Top experience, but of course you are welcome to take your time. Please note that the average visit time may extend accordingly during peak seasons and sunset times. Guests of At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY can stay at level 148 for up to 30 minutes and then to continue the journey to level 125/124, where they can stay as long as they want.
The Tickets are sold for AED 370 at Non-Prime hours, and sold for AED 525 at Prime hours, entry access is free for infants and children under the age of 4 years. Follow this link to book your tickets online – Book Now.
The Burj Club Gym & Spa
The fitness sessions at the Burj Club Gym and Spa are fully supervised and aided by professional fitness trainers, well furnished with state-of-the-art equipment, and adorned with beautiful views of fountains.
Other notable features include the semi-Olympic size indoor pool, the stylish outdoors under the crisp sun, the plush sun beds overlooking Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain, and so much more. There is a wide range of membership plans available for access to the gym, the spa and the pool.
Here is a short list of some celebrities and famous people that own apartments in the Burj Khalifa, David & Victoria Beckham, Giorgio Armani, Linsay Lohan, Shilpa Shetty, Shahrukh Khan, Saygin Yalcin and more.
Facts & Figures
At over 828 metres and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
- Tallest building in the world
- Tallest free-standing structure in the world
- The 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
Burj Khalifa – from vision to reality: Attention to detail at every turn – from inspired design to feats of engineering and construction to world-class finishes.Courtesy – Burj Khalifa Hallway.