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Burj Dubai tower interesting facts all in one place

Burj Dubai

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The Burj Dubai tower, the tallest building in the world, opened today in Dubai. Here you can find interesting Burj Dubai facts and figures in one place.

  • Burj Dubai has actually changed name to Burj Khalifa on its opening day on Jan 4th, 2009;
  • The Burj Dubai is  828 meters or 2,717 ft tall, making it the tallest building in the world;
  • It is more than twice as high as the Paris Eiffel Tower;
  • The Burj Dubai has 164 stories, the largest number of stories in the world;
  • It also has the fastest elevators in the world at 60 km/h (40 mph), taking less than 60 seconds to 124th floor and 2 minutes to the top. There are 57 elevators.
  • The Burj Dubai opening ceremony boasted the highest fireworks in the world;
  • It cost about 1B EUR (1.5B US$, Dh 5.5B);
  • Visitor tickest to the Burj Dubai are priced at Dh100 to go up to 124th floor (Dh75 kids, Dh210 VIP pass);
  • The Burj Dubai has 500k square meters of living space sold at 30,000 EUR (40,000$) per square meter ($4,000 per sq ft);
  • Despite the price, the Burj Dubai is mostly presold with only 26% vacant on its opening day;
  • The Burj Dubai boasts the world’s highest swimming pool on level 76 and the world’s highest mosque on level 158;
  • It only took 5 years of construction;
  • It was build by Samsung Engineering Construction of Korea;
  • The first Armani hotel will open in march 2009 on levels 38 and 39.

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  2. comment by: joyesmith on Feb 24 at 09:04

    Dubai in recent years really developed as a place which can offer you around so many enjoyable holiday memories , with its decent glorious hotel buildings , or great Arabian culture.you can expect almost everything in Dubai but sometime at not so cheap price.


  3. comment by: garry riky on Feb 24 at 09:08

    Dubai in middle east known as a thriving city and popular tourist destination with huge number of visitors a year. Holiday to Dubai for world-class dining you can enjoy unparalleled shopping and further move to recreational activities in every style


  4. comment by: Travel to Dubai on Jan 20 at 12:49

    Dubai jointly working with ABU Dhabi on many projects and this year Burj khalifa captured worlds attention on newyears eve on fire works over media.

    Dubai sure is a hottest travel destination for tourists…

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