Burj Khalifa is at the heart of Dubai and its people; the centre for the World’s finest shopping, dining and entertainment. Known as Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Burj Khalifa is the tallest artificial structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). The highest point of Burj Khalifa experience is the view from 'At the Top', Burj Khalifa’s Observation Desk. Located on level 124 of the World’s tallest tower, this observatory is destined to be the highlight of any visit to the Middle East. This tour gives you a skip-the-line ticket to exactly this floor, with probably some of the world's best 360 degree view!
Construction of Burj Khalifa began in 2004, with the exterior completed in 2009. The primary structure is reinforced concrete. The building opened in 2010, as part of the new development called Downtown Dubai. It is designed to be the centerpiece of large-scale, mixed-use development. The decision to build the building is reportedly based on the government's decision to diversify from an oil-based economy, and for Dubai to gain international recognition. The building was named in honor of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Abu Dhabi and the UAE government lent Dubai money to pay its debts. The building broke numerous height records.