Dubai – a country bedecked with many a manmade marvel, attractions and places to see is the ideal vacation destination. But what it’s also famous for is its large towers and one such skyscraper that literally stands out is the Burj Khalifa – currently known as the tallest tower ever built. This colossal structure is a skyscraper situated in the heart of Dubai’s commercial city.
Its construction began in the year 2004 and it was officially declared opened in January 2010. The Burj Khalifa also known as Burj Dubai is the current tallest building in the world standing at 828 metres and 2,717 feet. The towers architecture built in rich steel panels and over 26,000 glass panels is a sight to see. This mega construction houses over 160 floors, a mosque situated on the 158th floor, a observation deck on the 14th floor and a swimming pool on the 76th floor are just a few of its attractions.
The Burj Khalifa also boasts one of the world’s fastest elevator shafts with a speed of 64 km/h. The elevators are known to travel to the highest floor of the building within a mere minute. The Burj is further one of the first skyscrapers mainly used for commercial use to be built in the world that provides accommodation.
Visitors to the Burj Khalifa will be in for an exciting experience when travelling from floor to floor. With a number of attractions to see within the Burj, some worthy sights to seek are the corporate suites, the sky lobby, the Armani Hotel suites and residencies, At.mosphere Restaurant and the many department stores and boutiques.
If you want to see Dubai in just one glance, the observation deck is the place to be. With a view from here your trip to Dubai will be complete. What’s more, among this fascinating structure is a picturesque garden that boasts “the Dubai Fountain” (a beautiful fountain that shoots out water 150 metres into the air. The fountain is also illuminated with over 6,600 lights and 50 coloured projectors). The 27 acre Burj Khalifa Park that houses six water features, a series of pools, water jet fountains, palm lines walkways, flowers and trees is another splendid attraction worth seeing.
Travellers looking for Dubai serviced apartments to settle down during your stay in the city of marvels will find Copthorne Hotel Dubai to be an ideal choice. This lodging option known for housing some of the finest Dubai hotel apartments offers a guest with luxurious rooms that boast an array of fine facilities for a memorable stay.