Dubai’s Burj Khalifa: Within the world’s tallest building
Dubai may be a Worldwide playground for international superstars, but nobody can eclipse the biggest star of all, the Burj Khalifa.
Located in thriving downtown Dubai, the needle-shaped super scraper takes center stage from the famed skyline with countless visitors and VIPs flocking annually to arguably the most prestigious address in the world.
The tallest manmade structure Is the best sign of glitz, glamor and the over-the-top surplus for which the town is known.
The Burj by amounts
Soaring over the city At an impressive 2,716 ft (828 meters) and minding 200 tales (160 habitable), the $1.5 billion Burj Khalifa job was introduced by Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at January 2010.
At the peak of construction, More than 12,000 international workers were on site daily logging a collective 22 million man-hours throughout the six years it took to finish.
The Burj Khalifa is double the Elevation of New York’s Empire State Building and three times as tall as the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
It even surpassed Taiwan’s Taipei 101, which at 1,667 feet (508m) had held the world title since it opened in 2004. Laid end to end, the Burj Khalifa’s bits would extend over a quarter of the way around the world.
Not content with being the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa has also snagged a clutch of additional bragging rights. It also holds the following documents:
— Tallest freestanding structure on the planet
— Maximum number of stories in the world
— Maximum occupied floor in the world
— Highest outdoor observation deck on the planet
— Elevator with longest traveling Distance on the planet
— Tallest service lift in the world
— World’s highest swimming pool At a building (on Level 76)
The Burj’s appearance is based On a flower known as the Spider Lily (Hymenocallis), which is native to southern states of America, South America, and Mexico.
US architect Adrian Smith, who was involved in the design as a partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), has also contributed to a plethora of notable buildings such as the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which in 3,280 ft is projected to surpass the Burj in height, on its completion in 2020.
The Dubai tower’s name was chosen at the last moment.
What was originally called the Burj Dubai was renamed Burj Khalifa to honor the president of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who helped with the funds to produce the billion-dollar iconic showpiece.
He is the action hero Who famously does his own stunts, but Tom Cruise scaled new heights when he filmed scenes for”Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” along with the Burj Khalifa in November 2010.
The adrenaline junkie was Filmed leaping from a window before scrambling up the vertiginous walls in one of the most death-defying stunts.
Since then, a host of VIPs Have made a beeline for its acclaimed attraction, such as US singer Mariah Carey, supermodel Gigi Hadid, and football star David Beckham.
The suite life
Opening its doors with a grand ribbon-cutting service in April 2010, the Armani Hotel Dubai at the Burj delivers well-heeled visitors the opportunity to check into the famous address.
The world’s first resort to be Made by Italian fashion legend Giorgio Armani features his signature chic design with muted grey interiors, sumptuous fabrics, and Japanese hardwood flooring.
All 160 rooms and suites Occupy the whole 39th floor with every decorated with bespoke furnishings and state-of-the-art mod cons controlled by iPads.
Every Guest includes a VIP welcome and can be assigned a personal butler on arrival. There are other touches, such as individually designed spa treatments, fluffy monogrammed robes, and Armani toiletries.
To get a more permanent stay, The Armani Residences, with 144 lavish suites on Levels 9-16, all feature the same distinctive style of the resort using the carefully curated collection of stores discretely located at lobby level.
The resort is also home to a host of unique dining experiences spanning Japanese, Italian, India, European and Mediterranean food.
The signature eatery Armani/Ristorante is Fantastic for authentic Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist — Notably its salt-crusted cod, which never fails to wow diners. Room rates start from US$625
Source Travel News: CNN https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/burj-khalifa-dubai-guide/index.html