Burj Khalifa – The Things Everyone Should Know about the Tallest Skyscraper


June 19, 2017 Travel No comments

Burj Khalifa, one of the tallest buildings in the world is located in the city of Dubai. Dubai is the city that has emerged out from a desert that was once isolated. The United Arab Emirates government made a huge investment in developing this city and the tourist attractions that are profound here. The construction of Burj Khalifa was started in the year 2004 on January 6 under the proud owner Emaar Properties. You need to buy tickets to enter this building. Burj Khalifa tickets are not that much costly as you might think. Before visiting Burj Khalifa in Dubai, you should know few things about this skyscraper.


How Many Stories Burj Khalifa Has?

Burj Khalifa is the tallest free standing building the world having 160 stories. It is 828 meters (2716.5 feet) in height and has the highest occupied floors in the world. Moreover, it has the highest observation deck in the world. Not only this, it also has the tallest service elevator as well as longest travel distance of the elevator in the world. You can easily buy the Burj Khalifa tickets for the observation decks online and avail some exciting discount offers.

Is Burj Khalifa a Hotel?

Giorgio Armani visualized this building. It is a hotel that has a private entrance and occupies 11 floors of this building. It even has a deluxe spa and a direct access to the Dubai mall. From the Dubai mall, you can visit the world’s largest aquarium.

What is Burj Khalifa Made out of?

The construction of Burj Khalifa had used 330000meter-cube of the concrete and approximately 39000 tonnes of the steel rebar. Its construction has taken about 22 million man hours. The exterior cladding of Burj Khalifa started n the year 2007 in the month of May and completed in the September of 2009.

What’s the Speed of Lift in Burj Khalifa?

The maximum elevator speed in the Burj Khalifa is around 36Kms/hour or around 600m/min. The engineers were initially working on its design to install the triple deck elevators, which might have been the first in the world.

Who is the Owner of Burj Khalifa?

It was initially named as Burj Dubai, but renamed later in the honor of UAE’s president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, who was also the ruler of Abu Dhabi on March 10, 2010. The Council of Tall Buildings and Habitats also certifies Burj Dubai as the tallest building of the world.

Who is Burj Khalifa’s Engineer?

Bill Baker (William Frazier Baker) born on October 9, 1953 is the engineer of this master building. He is an American Structural Engineer and currently the structural engineering partner in the company Owings & Merrill LLP.

When was Burj Khalifa Designed?

The operations started on 6 January 2004 to build the tallest building of the world. In the September 2007, level 150 reached and it was then the world’s tallest free standing structure. In April 2008, Level 160 was reached making it the tallest man made structure in the world. In January 2009, the spire of Burj Khalifa was completed.  In September 2009, the exterior cladding was completed.

Is Burj Khalifa a 7 Star Hotel?

Burj Khalifa is the third tallest hotel in the world. However, 39% of its height is non-occupiable. It is not a seven star hotel.

Which Construction Company made Burj Khalifa?

Arabtec was the company behind the construction of Burj Khalifa. It completed the construction of Burj Khalifa in association to Besix of Belgium and Samsung Corporation of Korea.

How much it cost to build Burj Khalifa?

The cost to build the world’ tallest building – Burj Khalifa was around $1.5 billion. Nearly 90% of the building was already sold before the completion.

What is the Foundation Depth of Burj Khalifa?

Burj Khalifa is 828 meters tall above the grounds. The foundation depth of Burj Khalifa is about 50 meters. It comprised of 192 bored piles having diameter of about 1.5 meters.

The Bottom Line

These were some of the things that you should know before visiting Burj Khalifa for the firsttime.It is the tallest building in the world. You can definitely buy Burj Khalifa Tickets online to enter the observation deck and have a 360 degrees view of the city.