Described as both a ‘Vertical City’ and ‘A Living Wonder’, Burj Khalifa, at the heart of downtown Dubai, is also the world’s tallest building.
Developed by Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC, Burj Khalifa rises gracefully from the desert and honors the city with its extraordinary union of art, engineering and meticulous craftsmanship.
At 2,716.5 ft. (828 m), the equivalent of a 200-story building, Burj Khalifa has 160 habitable levels, the most of any building in the world. The tower was inaugurated on January 4, 2010, to coincide with the fourth anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Arguably the world’s most interesting construction project, Burj Khalifa is responsible for a number of world firsts. The tower became the world’s tallest man-made structure just 1,325 days after excavation work started in January 2004.