Monday, 4 January 2010

Burj Khalifa Tower Now World's Tallest Building

Today saw the official unveiling of the Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai with a dramatic fireworks display from the building. At 828m high, the Burj Khalifa (Burj meaning tower in Arabic), is now the world's tallest building, overtaking the Taipei 101 Tower in Taipei, Taiwan. The Burj is something of a tour de force of engineering, cost one and a half billion dollars to build, and contains 1,000 apartments. Aficionados of high buildings will tell you that you get a feeling of serenity at high altitude, overlooking the buzz of the city below. The building is so tall that the air temperature at the top is 10 degrees cooler. Building work started on the Tower six years ago, and in the unveiling ceremony today it was renamed to the Burj Khalifa after the ruler of Abu Dhabi, from its former name of the Burj Dubai.

If you want to check out the world's tallest building for yourself, then visit our Dubai Hotels site for accommodation ideas.

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