Burj Khalifa: How the world’s tallest building became a major milestone for the UAE

SourceGulf News
SectorReal Estate

Dubai: Described as both a ‘Vertical City’ and ‘A Living Wonder,’ Burj Khalifa, developed by Emaar, is known as a ‘Global Icon’ by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Rising from the desert, Burj Khalifa overlooks the city with its union of art, engineering and craftsmanship. The tower was inaugurated on January 4, 2010, to coincide with the fourth anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

With a total built-up area of 5.67 million square feet, Burj Khalifa features 1.85 million square feet of residential space and over 300,000 square feet of prime office space. That is in addition to the area occupied by the Armani Hotel Dubai and the Armani Residences. The tower offers recreational and leisure facilities including four swimming pools, excluding the pool in the hotel, lounges for home-owners and office owners, health and...read more...