Do you know these 43 interesting things about Burj Khalifa?

The largest building in the world is Burj Khalifa which is in Dubai, one of the richest cities in the world. Seeing the Burj Khalifa, it is felt that this building is made of glass and steel, but you must also know these things, today we will tell you about interesting facts related to it. So let’s know

43 interesting things about Burj Khalifa?

  • Burj Khalifa is owned by Emaar Properties.
  • Burj Khalifa, the center of attraction around the world, was designed by Adrian Smith.
  • Burj Khalifa was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, (SOM) an American architecture and engineering firm.
  • The design of the tower was inspired by the shape of the Hymenocallis flower or spider lily.
  • The height of Burj Khalifa is 829.8 meters. The construction of the building took six years and cost eight billion dollars. its construction started on September 21, 2004 and its official inauguration took place on January 4, 2010.
  • Burj Khalifa took 6 years to build.
  • More than 10,000 fireworks were set off to celebrate the inauguration of Burj Khalifa in 2010.
  • More than 110,000 tonnes of concrete, more than 55,000 tonnes of steel rebar are used in the construction of the building. On seeing the Burj Khalifa, it is felt that this building is made of glass and steel. The building’s exterior is made of 26,000 glass panels. 300 coating experts were specially called from China for the glaze.
Burj Khalifa Dubai Architecture - Free photo on Pixabay
  • About 12,000 laborers worked daily in the construction of the building. Due to the height, the temperature on the top floors of the building remains 15 °C lower than on the ground floors.
  • Burj Khalifa has a total of 163 floors, with 58 lifts and 2957 parking spaces, 304 hotels and 900 apartments.
  • Burj Khalifa was earlier called Burj Dubai, later it was renamed Burj Khalifa in honor of its President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahan.
  • The Burj Khalifa has a living arrangement for about 35000 people at a time.
  • Burj Khalifa is so big that you can see it even from 95 km away. The neighboring country Iran is also visible from its peak.
  • In Burj Khalifa, 946,000 liters of water is transported with the help of 100 kilometer pipe.
  • Burj Khalifa has the highest swimming pool on the 76th floor and the restaurant on the 122nd floor.
  • Burj Khalifa has 6 world records, tallest building, highest floor, highest lift etc.
  • It has 37 office floors and 900 apartments.
  • Five Olympic swimming pools can be filled with the amount of water that comes out of the AC in Burj Khalifa in a year.
  • A 25-metre width helipad has also been built at a height of 210 meters from the ground on which the helicopter can be landed.
  • The building has the world’s tallest mosque on the 158th floor and the world’s tallest nightclub on the 144th floor.
  • It is three times taller than the Eiffel Tower.
  • The Dubai Fountain dances in front of the Burj Khalifa every 30 minutes from 6:00 pm from Wednesday to Sunday.
  • It holds the record for the largest dancing fountain system in the world.
  • Burj Khalifa is surrounded by the giant fountain of Dubai, which is almost as big as two football fields.
  • The popular sound and light show here was designed by the same company that built the fountains at the Lake Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
  • More than 1000 paintings of art by some of the world’s most famous artists hang within the Burj Khalifa.
  • Burj Khalifa lifts is one of the fastest lifts in the world!
  • The speed of the lift is 10 meters per second.
  • It takes only one minute to reach the Observation Deck of 127th floor from the ground floor.
  • Burj Khalifa is the most popular tourist attraction in Dubai.
  • The site where the Burj Khalifa tower is built was earlier used as a military complex called “Central Military Command”.
Free photo Architecture Emirates Uae Burj Khalifa Dubai - Max Pixel
  • The restaurant of Burj Khalifa is the highest restaurant located at level 122.
  • The highest point of Burj Khalifa experiences sunset after 3 minutes from the ground.
  • You can watch the sunset twice from Burj Khalifa, once from the lower floor and then from the Observation Deck.
  • The observation deck is open every day.
  • The last firework show took place on January 1, 2017.
  • Ellen Robert climbed the Burj Khalifa in 2011.
  • The silver coating reflects excess light and heat from the building, making it very hot.
  • Guests can go boating on the Burj Khalifa Lake.
  • In 2014, Fred Fugen and Vince Refett conducted the world’s highest BASE jump from the highest point of Burj Khalifa.
  • If you want to live in Burj Khalifa, renting a two bedroom apartment will cost an average of 200,000 dirhams per year.
  • Burj Khalifa was featured in the film Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, where Tom Cruise had to climb the structure.
  • The Burj Khalifa, along with several other popular Dubai landmarks, was featured in the music video for Thunder by American pop rock band Imagine Dragons.

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