The Burj Dubai tower
officially opened yesterday, six years after construction began on the $4.
SOARING half a mile into the sky, the Dubai Tower
may be the tallest building in the world.
It was long referred to as the Burj Dubai -- Arabic for the Dubai Tower
jpg" alt="The skyline of Dubai shows the Burj Dubai Tower
, the tallest tower in the world January 4, 2010.
Situated prominently in front of the world's tallest manmade structure, Dubai Tower
, The Dubai Fountain is a thirty-two-acre lake and is, by any measure, the largest choreographed fountain in the world.
But the final height of the Burj Dubai, Arabic for Dubai Tower
, remained a closely guarded secret until the opening.
At 2,684 feet, the Burj Dubai, or Dubai Tower
, in the United Arab Emirates will take over the title of world's tallest building when it officially opens on Jan.
Nevertheless, it makes for pretty spectacular views, not least the sight of the illuminated, cloud-tickling Burj Dubai tower
, which was nearing completion when we visited.
balancing on top of the world's tallest building, the 2,684ft Burj Dubai Tower
1 Saeed Bin Suroor at Al Quoz with the Burj Dubai tower
The developer, whose flagship Dubai developments include the Burj Dubai tower
, the world's tallest building, derives more than 80pc of its revenues from the booming Gulf emirate.
The tower, at the centre of the Nakheel port and harbour complex, is to be 'over one kilometre' high and have more than 200 floors, beating its nearest rival, the existing Burj Dubai tower
, still under construction and due to rise to a mere 818 metres.