Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the United Arab Emirates
Burj Khalifa, formerly named Burj Dubai, is the tallest building in the world in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which overtook Taiwan’s Taipei 101 after its completion on January 4, 2010. It is the tallest man-made building in history. The building was named after the inauguration of the United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The construction of the Burj Khalifa began on September 21, 2004 under the name Burj Dubai. The building’s architects are Adrian Smith, who is from Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM).
Comparative overview of the Burj Khalifa and other tall buildings and buildings: The total height of the Burj Khalifa is 828 meters, with a total of 162 floors. Thus, it is also the highest floor building in the world. When the building touched a height of 512 meters (1680 feet) on completion of 141 floors on July 21, 2007, Taipei-101 was the tallest building in the world. (509.2 meters) (1671 feet), but the World Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat acknowledged it in relation to taller buildings, but says it The tallest building will not be called until it is completed, just as the Rong Yong Hotel in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, is not considered a complete building. It was therefore officially awarded the tallest building on January 4, 2010. Similarly, in February 2007, the Burj Khalifa surpassed Chicago’s Sears Tower and was awarded the highest-floor building in the world. It should be noted that Sears Tower has 108 floors.
The world’s fastest elevator is also installed in the Burj Khalifa, which travels at speeds of 18 meters per second (65 kilometers per hour, 40 miles per hour). The world’s first fastest elevator was installed in Taipei 101, running at a speed of 16.83 meters per second (60.6 kilometers per hour, 37.5 miles per hour). The entire building plan included 30,000 residential homes, 9 hotels, 6 acres of gardens, Includes 19 residential towers and the Burj Khalifa Lake. The construction cost $ 8 billion. Upon completion, the tower spans an area of 20 million square meters. In addition, the Burj Khalifa Tower is the tallest mosque in the world, located on the 158th floor. Earlier, the world’s tallest mosque was located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s Burj Al-Malmaka.
Hotels in Burj Khalifa
Lavista Holidays Burj Vista
This hotel is situated in Dubai with in 2.9 km of Mercato Beach and 1.9 km of Burj Vista. This hotels offer many facilities and accommodation with free Wi Fi, air conditioning rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and many other facilities.
Armani Hotel Dubai
This is an amazing hotel of Dubai. It is situated in the real heart of Dubai. This hotel has an excellent location. It offers free Wi Fi to their guests. It has a great area for shopping. It provide free parking to the guests. The airport shuttle, family rooms, outdoor pool, and bar. If you need a cash, this hotel will provide you ATM machine and a currency exchange service. Room of this hotel have modern appliances which include flat- screen TVs with DVD. All the rooms of this hotels are decorated with Japanese tatami and luxury fabrics.
It is situated in Downtown Dubai 0.5 KM from Burj Khalifa. It has set as traditional palatial residence. All the features of this hotel are in Arabian style, spa and a gym facility is also provided in this hotel. The rooms of this hotel are decorated in Middle Eastern style. They also offer balconies and luxury bathrooms. All rooms of this hotel are equipped with TVs system, and free Wi Fi.