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Saturday June 22, 2024

Burj Khalifa: A look inside Dubai’s tallest building

Burj Khalifa holds record for world's highest swimming pool in a building

By Web Desk
May 22, 2024
The Burj Khalifa was named in honour of UAE ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. — CNN/File
The Burj Khalifa was named in honour of UAE ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. — CNN/File 

Dubai’s iconic skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, is currently the world’s tallest building. It is part of the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame.

More than a city icon, the Burj Khalifa is a reflection of innovation and culture, which remain at the center of Dubai’s transformation, CNN reported.

Reaching an astounding height of 828 metres, the Burj Khalifa has 163 floors with 900 residences spread over 19 to 108 floors.

Prices for studio flats begin at AED 2 million, while four- to five-bedroom penthouses can cost anywhere around AED 100 million.

Dubais iconic building holds record for the elevator with longest travel distance in the world. — CNN/File
Dubai's iconic building holds record for the elevator with longest travel distance in the world. — CNN/File

Inside the building, there are four swimming pools on different levels, three sky lobbies where residents can gather or host events, an outdoor observation deck, a library, and a four-story health and wellness center with spa services and two gyms.

There is also a restaurant, a bar, and a grocery store in the building. Besides this, the Burj Khalifa is also home to the Armani Hotel, which has 160 rooms and runs from levels one to eight.

Above the hotel, there are 144 suites comprising the Armani Residences, which occupy levels nine to sixteen.

Burj Khalifa has the highest outdoor observation deck in the world. — Reuters/File
Burj Khalifa has the highest outdoor observation deck in the world. — Reuters/File

All the amenities inside are free for residents of the building.