Burj Khalifa


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Burj Khalifa

[Arab.,=Khalifa Tower], skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that is the tallest building in the world. The centerpiece of a large urban development, it stands 2,717 ft (828 m) high and has 163 floors. Designed by American architect Adrian Smith of the firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the structure has a triple-lobed footprint derived from a native flower and becomes more slender as it rises to its spire by means of staggered setbacks. The exterior, clad in reflective glazing, with aluminum and textured stainless-steel spandrel panels and vertical stainless-steel fins, has patterns derived from Islamic architecture. Construction of the tower began in 2004 and was completed in 2009; known as Burj Dubai while under construction, it was renamed when it opened in 2010. A mixed-use building, the tower contains a luxury hotel, residential apartments, corporate offices, and suites.
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For the first time ever, a super-fast video call was made from the top of Burj Khalifa over Etisalat's recently launched 5G network.
The Pakistan Association in Dubai (PAD) made an immediate move by sending a complaint letter to Emaar, the developer of Burj Khalifa, as they were besieged with numerous calls from disappointed expats, Khaleej Times reported on Sunday.
Indian flag displayed on Dubai's Burj Khalifa (KT Video: Sarwat Nasir) https://t.co/KSOaTy6bMo pic.twitter.com/qzLZHHGDuS
Dubai: If you're a UAE resident and you haven't visited the Burj Khalifa yet due to budget issues, we have good news.
Paul Raymund Cortes, consul generalof the Philippines in the UAE said this was the first time Burj Khalifa lit up in the motif of the Philippine flag to mark the country'sIndependence Day.
Apart from the Burj Khalifa, iconic landmarks in Abu Dhabi also lit up with the colours of Sri Lanka's national flag.
"Dubai needed a symbol, so came the idea of Burj Khalifa as the world's tallest building.
The Lounge, Burj Khalifa will feature live music daily and international artists and performers.
Billed to become the must-visit destination to relax, unwind and chill away the evening in the company of friends and family, The Lounge, Burj Khalifa spans the three floors that have been converted into a state-of-the-art lounge that serves a fascinating selection of beverages and canapes for the truly discerning.
Taking the city's night life to the next level, The Lounge, Burj Khalifa will feature live music daily and will feature international artists and performers.
Dubai [United Arab Emirates], Jan1( ANI ): The capital of United Arab Emirates (UAE) welcomed New Year 2019 with a magnificent display of fireworks at the Burj Khalifa.