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Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

Height (Architectural): 828 mHeight (Occupied): 584 mFloors: 160Observation Decks: 452.1, 555.7 m

Burj Khalifa (named after Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - the current(2010)President of the United Arab Emirates and emir of Abu Dhabi) currently the tallest structure in the world, at 828m. The total cost for the project was about US $1.5 billion with gross building floor area 309,473 m2. The tower is designed by pilot American architectural and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (architect Adrian Smith) and was constructed by South Korean Samsung Engineering & Construction company. Building has Y-shaped plan, which wings allows maximum outward views and inward natural light for apartments and rooms. The primary structural system of Burj Khalifa is reinforced concrete; spire made of metal, facade material is stainless steel. The building consist of corporate and residential suits, Armani Hotel suits, Armani Residence suits, restaurants, elite shops, parking etc. There are 58 elevators and 8 escalators installed. Located in the central core double-deck lifts from Otis Elevators to date are the world's fastest at speed 18 m/s (59 ft/s). Project developer was Emaar Properties-the largest land and real estate developer in UAE. According to developer, office space pricing at Burj Khalifa reached US $43,000 per m2( US $4,000 per sq ft) and the Armani Residences sold for over US $37,500 per m2( US $3,500 per sq ft ). But due to the slumping demand in Dubai's property market in 2007-2011, to date there is less than 50% of offered floor space occupied.

Tourist & Business Info

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Address » Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE
Observation Deck Info » First Deck is located on the level 124 at height 452.1m. Access by high-speed elevators which travelling at speed of 10m/sec. The Souvenirs Boutique available on the level 124 for ticket holders. Deck provides unobstructed 360-degree view of the city, desert and ocean. There are special Burj Khalifa tours which typically last 1 hour.
Working Days & Hours » Sun-Wed 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Thu-Sat 10:00 AM – Midnight
Ticket Prices » For Adults (13+): Reserved (Dated & Timed)-100 AED (USD 27); Immediate Entry -400 AED (USD 110). For Child (4-12): Reserved (Dated & Timed)- 75 AED(USD 20); Immediate Entry -400 AED (USD 110). For Infant (0-3): Free.
Second Deck is located on the level 148 at height 555.7 m. It’s built in 2014 and considered the highest Observation Deck in the world at the moment.
Corporate Suites » Located on the highest levels of the Tower, the Corporate Suites occupy 37 floors, with the top 3 floors merged for a single office. Sky Lobby on the 123 level is the breathtaking entry to the Corporate Suites. Sky Lobby with its private elevators provides unparalleled panoramic view and the Corporate Club, a first-class business Lounge.
The Offices » A 12 story annexure with direct access to the Tower. The tenants provided with parking spaces at the Dubai Mall and the Tower.
Armani Hotel » Occupies from Concourse level to level 8, and levels 38-39. There are 160 Armani Suites: 24 Studios, 54 Classic rooms, 26 Premiere rooms, 4 Premiere rooms with Balcony, 26 Suites, 2 Suites with Balcony, 12 Executive Suites, 3 Ambassador Suites, 3 Ambassador Suites with Balcony, 5 Signature Suites, 1 Armani Dubai Suite. Hotel also include: Armani 8 restaurants, Armani Shops, Armani Galleria, Armani&Dolci sweets selection, Armani SPA, Armani&Fiori fresh flower arrangements, Armani business conference hall, Ballroom for up to 450 people.
Residences » 900 residences including studios, one-,two-,three- and four bedroom suites. Highest living standards on the levels 19 to 108.
Retail » The Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping mall is a part of the Burj Khalifa complex, and includes 1,200 shops.
Dining » 8 Armani restaurants, Fine dining restaurant on the level 122, lobby café Risala, Chinese signature restaurant Hukama, Japanese Fazaris, Pool-side international menu Zeta, Xpresso.
Recreation » Sky Lobbies on Levels 43, 76 and 123 provides fitness facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzis and recreation rooms. Also provides Resident’s library, a Cigar club, Gourmet Market, Convenience Store, Valet Parking, The Park, The Club (four-storey health & recreation complex).
Number of Parking Spaces » 2957

Construction Info

Owner / Developer
Emaar Properties (
Design Architect
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (
Structural Engineer
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (
Main Contractor
Samsung Engineering & Construction (
Arabtec (
Besix (

MEP Engineer
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (
Number & Top Speed of Elevators
58; 10 m/s
Tower GFA
309,473 m²


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