The Burj Khalifa

Each time I look out of my bedroom window on the 9th floor, I see a marvel in the making – the Burj Dubai Khalifa. It is not simply just the world’s tallest building, it is an icon. It is a symbol of a new middle east – prosperous and dynamic.

Construction began on September 21, 2004.

The total budget for the Burj Dubai Khalifa project is about USD 4.1 billion.

The price of office space at Burj Dubai Khalifa has reached $4,000 per sq ft. The Armani Residences, also in Burj Dubai Khalifa, are selling for $3,500 per sq ft.

On April 7, 2008, Emaar contractors announces that Burj Dubai Khalifa, at 629 m (2,064 ft), has surpassed the KVLY-TV Mast to become the current tallest man-made structure on earth.

Burj Dubai Khalifa would also have as addition, a massive Dh 800 million (US $ 217 m) new fountain, 275 meters long and will shoot water 150 meters (or 50 floors) into the air, in a show with music and 6,600 lights with 50 colored projectors.

The fountain is supposed look like this when it’s done…

 

 

Engineers working on the Burj Dubai Khalifa design considered installing triple-decker elevators, which would have been the first in the world. The realized building will use double-decker elevators.

The highest residential floor will be level 109.

An observation deck will occupy the 124th floor.

The official height has not been released, and remains secret. The total height of 808 meters is subject to change.

 

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9 Responses to The Burj Khalifa

  1. Jus says:

    *faint*

    I WANNA LIVE IN DUBAI can? hehehe my company has an office there. Maybe i should ask for the transfer. But im wondering if i can survive the heat.

  2. nadia says:

    You can survive the heat. People from Europe are working and living here. It’s not so bad. You’ll be in air conditioned rooms. Even the bus stops are air conditioned. But I suggest you wait for that transfer until the construction of MRT is over – end of 2009. Then Dubai will be complete 🙂

  3. Jus says:

    Air Conditioned Bus stops? Luxuriesssssssssssss *faint* hehehhe

  4. Mezba says:

    What I don’t get from the artist’s impression at the bottom, is WHEN will Dubai see clear blue skies and some clouds? Every time I go there it’s covered with dense dusty dark gray smog (like in your picture) and it’s hard to see the horizon.

  5. nadia says:

    We do have our share of clear blue skies and clouds here in Dubai, but it’s rare. As you’ve noticed, it’s mostly dust and gray skies.

    Which reminds me: I haven’t been able to get a glimpse of the Burj Dubai from my bedroom window for over a week now due to the dust.

    Artist’s try to paint a beautiful sunny day to lure investors and tourists, hehe.

  6. Sumera says:

    I loved the decor at Al Qasr – the hotel where i stayed at 4 years ago. It was typically arab in design. Beautiful.

    Nice blog btw 🙂

  7. nadia says:

    Sumera, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  8. MZ says:

    I heard that Shahrukh has booked a floor in Burj Dubai. Is it true?

  9. nadia says:

    Hi MZ, welcome to my blog! I have no idea about Shahrukh booking a floor in Burj Dubai. I think he owns a villa in the Palm though.

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