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The tallest building in the world! Stunning architecture! Engineered to perfection! The Burj Khalifa is all this and more.

Redefining the possibilities in design & engineering, the Burj Khalifa is a mega tall skyscraper in the newly developed Downtown Dubai. It is, by far, the tallest building in the world. The building draws its inspiration from the Islamic architecture and still reflects the modern community that it is built to serve.

Here’s what you need to know about the world’s tallest structure before you plan a holiday in Dubai.

Where is Burj Khalifa located?

Location of Burj Khalifa on the map of Dubai

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Address: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa is located in the Downtown Dubai complex situated along the Sheikh Zayed Road, across from Al Wasl locality on the Northwest. The complex has Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain, Dubai Mall, Burj Park Island, and The Address Downtown Dubai hotel at the center.

How tall is the Burj Khalifa Tower?

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Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, stands at a whopping 829.8 m (tip to tip). There are 163 floors in the tall skyscraper.

Components Of Burj Khalifa

The various components of the Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai

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1. At The Top: Burj Khalifa Sky Lounge and observatory desk

The view from At The Top - Sky on the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa

Level: 148

Guests relax and interact at the At The Top Sky Lounge on level 148 of Burj Khalifa

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Situated 555 m above the sea level, At The Top Burj Khalifa Sky Lounge is the highest observatory deck in the world and hence been open since the ides of October of 2014. Before this, the record was held by At The Top Burj Level 124 deck until Cloud Top 488 on the Canton Tower in China opened in December 2011.

Tourists looking out from the observation deck at Burj Khalifa

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2. Corporate Suites

The lobby and lift area on one of the levels where Corporate suites of Burj Khalifa are located

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Levels: 111 – 121, 125 – 135, 139 – 147, and 149 – 154

Occupying 37 of the highest levels of the Burj Khalifa, the Corporate Suites are ultimate business destinations for the corporate high-flyers. Of these, the top 3 levels are merged into a single office.

3. At.Mosphere Restaurant

Guests enjoy meals and beverages at the At.Mosphere restaurant at the Burj Khalifa

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Level: 122

If the contemporary elegance of the restaurant, the exclusive appeal of the private dining, and the casual yet sophisticated aura of the lounge were not enough, the fact that you would be dining at 442 m above the city makes dining at At.Mosphere a splendid experience.

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4. Sky Lobbies

One of the rooms at the Sky Lobby on 43rd floor of Burj Khalifa

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Levels: 43, 76, and 123

Sky lobbies are intermediate levels. Elevators directly lead to sky lobbies, skipping the levels in between. From sky lobbies, one can switch to elevators that stop at all floors. The Burj Khalifa has 3 sky lobbies, with amenities including state-of-the-art fitness facilities, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and a recreation room for gatherings & events.

5. Residences

The lobby leading to the residences at Burj Khalifa

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Levels: 19 – 37, 44 – 72, and 77 – 108

Over 900 prestigious residences – studios and suites with 1, 2, 3, & 4 bedrooms – offer an array of amenities and services that provide residents & their guests an unparalleled lifestyle experience.

6. Armani Hotel

A view of a bedroom at an Armani Fountain Suite in Burj Khalifa

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Levels: Concourse, Ground, 1 – 8, 38, and 39

The signature suites on levels 38 & 39 designed by Giorgio Armani himself and other rooms on lower levels offer Italian-style elegance & hospitality, Eramosa stone floors, zebrawood panels, bespoke furnishings, and comfort beyond imagination.

7. Armani Residences

A snap of one of the rooms at Armani Residence

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Levels: 9 – 16

Also designed personally by Giorgio Armani, the Armani residences reflect his personal approach to elegance. The intricate furnishings and the superb luminous lighting have been cleverly combined by the designer.

8. Dubai Fountain

The highest choreographed Dubai Fountain in the 30 acre Burj Khalifa Lake

The Dubai Fountain on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake at the Downtown Dubai center is coveted as the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. It was designed and developed for USD 218 million by WET Design, the California-based company that designed the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

The 275 m long fountain system shoots up water up to 152.4 m into the air. Illuminated by 6,600 lights & 25 colored projectors, the fountain system is accompanied by an array of classical & contemporary music from around the world.

9. Burj Khalifa Park

The beautiful Burj Khalifa Tower Park surrounding the tower

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Surrounding the Burj Khalifa Tower, the 27-acre park designed by SWA Group includes 6 water bodies, gardens, palm-lined walkways, and flowering trees. Right at the center of the park & the base of Burj Khalifa Tower is a series of pools & water jet fountains. Much like the tower, the park too is based on the symmetries of the desert flower Hymenocallis.

10. Burj Club

Guests relax at the Burj Club Rooftop in Burj Khalifa

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Rooftop: Savor the rich culinary finesse & the exotic beverages as you enjoy the views from the vantage point of Burj Club Rooftop.

Spa: The luxurious facilities & the relaxing views of Downtown Dubai offered from the Burj Club Spa are more than what you could hope for. Holistic facials, myriad massages, relaxing body treatments, sauna, steam rooms, and thermal showers are some of the exemplary facilities that one can enjoy at the club’s spa.

Gym: The Burj Club Gym combines fitness sessions with spa treatments and healthy diet as a part of the complete wellness programs crafted for individuals. And there is an altogether separate level dedicated to ladies that includes gym and spa facilities.

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World Records held by Burj Khalifa

A night shot of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai skyline
  • Tallest existing structure: Burj Khalifa (829.8 m tall) surpassed KVLY-TV mast (628.8 m tall)
  • Tallest structure ever built: Burj Khalifa (829.8 m tall) surpassed Warsaw radio mast (646.38 m tall)
  • Tallest freestanding structure: Burj Khalifa (829.8 m tall) surpassed CN Towers (553.3 m tall)
  • Building with most habitable floors: Burj Khalifa (with 163 floors) surpassed the World Trade Centre (with 110 floors)
  • Building with world’s highest occupied floor: Burj Khalifa has the top floor at a height of 584.5 m from the ground.
  • World’s longest travel distance elevators: The longest distance travelled by an elevator is 504 m in the Burj Khalifa Tower.
  • World’s highest observation deck: At a height of 555 m, the highest observation deck in the world is located at 148th level of the Burj Khalifa Tower .
  • World’s highest outdoor observation deck: At a height of 452 m, the highest outdoor observation deck in the world is located at 124th level of the Burj Khalifa Tower .
  • World’s highest restaurant: Located on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa Tower is the At.Mosphere restaurant that is at a height of 442 m. The record was previously held by 360 – the restaurant located at a height of 350 m in the CN Towers.
  • World’s highest nightclub:Situated on the 144th floor, the nightclub in Burj Khalifa Tower is the highest in the world.

Oh, and did you know that base jumpers Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet set a world record by leaping off the 155th level of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai

And before we take your leave, here’re some more shots from the Burj Khalifa Tower

  • A night shot of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai skyline
    Burj Khalifa and the Dubai skyline at night

For more information about Burj Khalifa, you can contact them on their Website.

Further Read: Burj Khalifa Will No More Be The Tallest Building In The World

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