Aside from the fact that sky scrapers tend to be particularly pleasing to the eye and are architecturally fascinating, these looming buildings are often towering above the rest of the world for other reasons than aesthetics. Architectural structures built way up into the sky offers a solution to better accommodate the demands of cities like London and New York, that are heavily populated and with limited space. However, amidst a desert of open space, Dubai has a gleaming skyline which makes home to many record breaking buildings, including the world record holding Burj Khalifa. This luxurious skyline is indeed a luxury, accommodating the luxury desires of Dubai residence and visitors, and the Burj Khalifa is a clear manifestation of the essence of Dubai.
1 - Construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004 and took six years to complete. The building officially opened on the 4th January 2010.
2 - The building makes home to 163 floors, making it not only the tallest building in the world, but the building with the most floors - taking the record from Chicago's Willis Tower, with 108 floors.
3 - The building's observation deck was the world's highest observation deck, on the 124th floor at 1,483 feet. However, was over taken by China's Canton Tower's observation deck , which stands at 1,601feet above the ground.
4 - The Burj Khalifa makes home to the world's highest restaurant, At.mosphere, on the 122nd floor at 1,450ft. The highest nightclub, on the 144th floor, the highest New Year's firework display and the second highest swimming pool on the 76th floor, after the Ritz Carlton Hotel at International Commerce Centre's swimming pool on the 118th floor in Hong Kong.
5 - The first ever Armani hotel inhabits 15 floors of the lower end of the building, consisting of 304 rooms.
Undoubtedly, if you're planning a trip to Dubai yourselves, it is highly likely that, at the least, you will be there to admire the splendor of the UAE's largest city, if not to immerse yourself in it. But no matter how you choose to spend your time in this grand city, you won't be able to miss Dubai's brilliant and iconic buildings.