Bonjour everyone! Its me your Amazon Warrior Travel Blogger and I will take you to the world’s tallest building. I made a promise to keep you all updated about my travel adventures here in Dubai.
Alright let’s get started. We went early in the morning around 8AM to visit the beautiful and amazing skyscraper of Dubai. We went to metro station “Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall”. The entrance fee starts from 135 AED to 370 AED. Its a big dream come true when you finally see the breathtaking skyscraper in the world. I’m astonished by the modern lifestyle here in Dubai. Amazing architectural view and new great technologies to develop. Don’t ever missed out to visit Burj Khalifa it’s ones in a life great experience to be in the top of the world’s tallest building.
“The Burj Khalifa known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With a total height of 829.8 m (2,722 ft) and a roof height (excluding antenna) of 828 m (2,717 ft), the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest structure in the world since its topping out in late 2008. It is also called “Burj Dubai” for being the tallest building in the United Arab Emirates. It was later named “Burj Khalifa” on the 3rd anniversary in 2011.
Construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004, with the exterior completed five years later in 2009. The primary structure is reinforced concrete. The building was opened in 2010 as part of a new development called Downtown Dubai. It is designed to be the centrepiece of large-scale, mixed-use development. The decision to construct the building is reportedly based on the government’s decision to diversify from an oil-based economy, and for Dubai to gain international recognition. The building was originally named Burj Dubai but was renamed in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Abu Dhabi and the UAE government lent Dubai money to pay its debts. The building broke numerous height records, including its designation as the tallest building in the world.
Burj Khalifa was designed by Adrian Smith, then of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), whose firm designed the Willis Tower and One World Trade Center. Hyder Consulting was chosen to be the supervising engineer with NORR Group Consultants International Limited chosen to supervise the architecture of the project. The design is derived from the Islamic architecture of the region, such as in the Great Mosque of Samarra. The Y-shaped tripartite floor geometry is designed to optimize residential and hotel space. A buttressed central core and wings are used to support the height of the building. Although this design was derived from Tower Palace III, the Burj Khalifa’s central core houses all vertical transportation with the exception of egress stairs within each of the wings.The structure also features a cladding system which is designed to withstand Dubai’s hot summer temperatures. It contains a total of 57 elevators and 8 escalators
(c) Burj Khalifa