Burj Khalifa, a tourist architectural masterpiece in Downtown Dubai


Burj Khalifa was built in Dubai by the leading real estate company, Emaar, to be the tallest building and skyscraper in the world. Burj Khalifa Dubai includes a wide range of commercial, residential, guest house and more projects.

This cultural landmark, which crossed all borders and set records in terms of its height, design and architecture, was built based on a decision issued by the government to make the Emirate of Dubai a global destination that ranks first among the world’s tourist cities, given that it includes a group of the most prominent landmarks that attract tourists.

An overview of Khalifa Tower

Burj khalifa

The name of the tower at the beginning of the construction process was “Burj Dubai”, but during the official opening, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai announced that the name had been modified and changed from Burj Dubai to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in his honour from Emaar Properties, which built the tower.

Burj khalifa from the inside
Inside Burj Khalifa

The interior design and construction of the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai are made using glass, wood, stainless steel, dark polished stones, silver and stone floors, plaster walls and handcrafted carpets.

Burj Khalifa can be divided from the inside into the following sections:

Residential Apartments: The Burj Khalifa includes 900 residential apartments on floors 19-37, 43-72, and 76-108.

Corporate suites: Burj Khalifa includes many wings belonging to some companies, and they are distributed over 37 floors (112-121 and 125-154).

Armenian Hotel Dubai Burj Khalifa: The Burj Khalifa includes 160 rooms belonging to the Armenian Hotel Dubai, distributed on floors from the first to the thirty-ninth, in addition to 144 luxurious hotel suites.

Other facilities: Burj Khalifa has many facilities, such as parking lots on levels B1 and B2, five swimming pools, a club, a library for residents of the tower, an Atmosphere restaurant on the 122nd floor, and a spa belonging to the Armenian Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa on the third floor.

Burj Khalifa is called the vertical city that rises 828 meters in length in the Dubai skyline and is built on an area of ​​5.67 million square meters.

The tower consists of 200 floors, including 160 residential floors with 900 residential units designed according to the highest and most luxurious international standards, and various in their areas between studio apartments and 1-bedroom apartments for rent in Burj Khalifa, and two-bedroom apartments, a hall, 3-bedroom apartments, a hall, and 4-bedroom apartments, in addition to 300,000 square feet are for commercial use.

The tower includes 57 elevators with a capacity for each of them between 12 to 14 people, in addition to 8 escalators, and the outer structure of the tower has been clad with an insulating layer to resist the summer heat, and we do not forget the artworks that number up to 1000 works of art designed specifically for this place At the hands of the most talented international and Middle Eastern artists to create a mixture of traditional and modern styles borrowed from Western and Arab civilizations to enrich the walls of this architectural masterpiece.

Important landmarks inside Burj Khalifa Dubai

Burj Khalifa includes the Armani Hotel, which consists of 160 rooms and suites, as well as a group of restaurants and a spa that gives an atmosphere of calm and relaxation to its visitors, and gives them a unique experience rich in the highest standards of distinction, whether in terms of engineering beauty and interior decoration or terms of luxurious service.

The matter is not limited to this hotel only, but also to a group of entertainment and service facilities for the Burj Khalifa that serves all its residents, which makes living in this luxurious edifice a very luxurious and sophisticated experience, in addition to the availability of a fitness club, health facilities, an observation deck and an Atmosphere restaurant.

Burj Khalifa recreational and tourism activities

As we previously discussed, the Burj Khalifa includes a unique observation deck located on the 124th floor that includes an outdoor terrace to enjoy the stunning views of the Dubai skyline and see the Dubai Fountain dancing in various tunes from this high altitude. Visitors are transported to this platform by an elevator that starts at an incredible speed.

The cost of the Burj Khalifa

The cost of Burj Khalifa is about 5.51 billion dirhams, equivalent to about 1.5 billion dollars, and this is one of the huge sums in the world, which were spent for the construction of this luxurious building to be one of the most expensive skyscrapers in the world.

Some activities in Burj Khalifa Dubai

  • Visit the highest mosque in the world
  • Visit the Burj Park, which is located in front of Burj Khalifa, and extends over an area of ​​11 thousand square meters and is distinguished by its view of the Burj Khalifa and the distinctive Dubai Fountain, as well as many activities, events and concerts are held in the park on a daily basis.
  • The possibility to rent bicycles and take a tour in the park and around the tower.
  • Experience swimming in the highest swimming pool in the world, where the Burj Club witnessed the opening of a rooftop swimming pool and lounge, where you can swim or bask in the sun and enjoy the stunning views.
  • Skydiving from the top of the Burj Khalifa.


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