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Burj Khalifa Statistics

Floors 163
Height 829m
Construction Started 2004
Project Completed 2010
Estimated Cost USD $1,500,000,000
Developer Emaar Properties
Consultant Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Construction Status Completed
Usage Residential, Office, Hotel, Hotel Apartments

About Burj Khalifa

  • At 829 metres The Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in the world.
  • The building is cleverly designed and positioned to deflect the strong prevailing winds.
  • There are 3 sky lobbies with fitness and spa facilities, swimming pools and reception rooms.
  • A man-made lake surrounds the building and contains the world renowned Dubai Fountains which run throughout the evening all year round.
  • In April 2014 French base jumpers Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen leapt from the building's pinnacle to break the world record for the highest base jump from a building.
  • There is a bar and restaurant, Atmosphere, on the 122nd floor.
  • The tower was originally called The Burj Dubai but the name was changed in honour of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, the president of the UAE. ‘Burj’ is Arabic for ‘Tower’.
  • Designed by Adrian D. Smith, FAIA, RIBA Design Partner at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP, Burj Khalifa became the world's tallest self-supporting structure on September 12, 2007.
  • Water collected from the building's air conditioning system is used to irrigate the surrounding landscaped areas.
  • The first 39 floors are occupied by the Armani Hotel which comprises of 160 guest rooms and 144 residences.
  • The triple-lobed footprint of the building is based on a desert flower native to the region.
  • There are two observation decks: one on the 124th floor and one on the 148th floor, the world's highest.
  • The exterior cladding is of reflective glazing with vertical tubular fins of stainless steel. The cladding system is designed to withstand Dubai's extreme summer temperatures.
  • The building uses double-decker elevators travelling at up to 600 metres a minute.
  • The window cleaning is carried out by a team of 36 specially trained workers. The process takes 3-4 months to complete.


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About the Surrounding Area - Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai, Residential Towers
Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai is a huge residential and commercial development in the north of Dubai covering an area of 2 square kilometres, some of which is still in construction. It is home to some of Dubai's best known landmarks including Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain and Dubai Opera.

Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, contains a hotel, office space and 900 apartments. Surrounding areas have low-rise villas and town houses as well as residential towers. The metro connects with Downtown and the Dubai Mall whose 1,200 retail outlets, aquarium and ice rink draw shoppers and leisure seekers from all over the country.

For more information about the area please see our complete guide to Downtown Dubai.

For an overview of the best Downtown Dubai real estate along with in-depth market price statistics please see our Downtown Dubai property guide.


Companies Associated with Burj Khalifa

Emaar Properties (Developer)

Other projects in Dubai that Emaar Properties are associated with include Il Primo, The Lofts, Address Boulevard, Boulevard Central, Mosela, Miska 5, Al Murad Towers, Travo, Dubai Marina Mall Complex, Kamoon 1, Panorama at The Views, Zanzebeel 3, Reehan 8, Opera Grand and Manzil Downtown Dubai.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Architects)

Other projects in Dubai that Skidmore, Owings & Merrill are associated with include Cayan Tower and Mashreq Bank HQ.

Burj Khalifa Reviews

See what the residents have to say courtesy of flatreviews.com
Average of 4.5 based on 4 reviews.

"Surreal Experience"

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Positives:   The location, the flat itself.

Negatives:   Crowded pool, neighbours.

I am fortunate enough to live in Burj Khalifa, which is a wonderful experience. If I had to find a flaw, then the size of the pool areas and how crowded they can get with large families and their visitors coming at the same time can be far from a 5 star experience. Also there are a lot of young guys, who keep on entertaining groups till late at night that can very annoying and loud. The flat itself is wonderful, and living in the heart of Dubai, being so close to Dubai Mall is all a huge plus.

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"A True Icon"

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Positives:   Quality of the whole building, amazing view.

Negatives:   Neighbours having too many parties.

We`ve been living here for two years now, and simply love it. Yes the security measures can be a bit too much sometimes, and we have neighbours who like to have parties any day of the week, but it all fades away when we look out our window and see the coastline and the beautiful sunset. The apartment itself feels warm and cozy, although the shape of the building results in some unusable spaces in both bedrooms. The pool area is simply breathtaking.

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"Wonderful Building, Neighbours Not So Great"

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Positives:   The view, the finish of the building.

Negatives:   The neighbours, too many parties.

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"Burj Khalifa"

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Positives:   View, service, location, appliances.

Negatives:   Walls, doors are not soundproofed (noisy, smell can be disturbing sometimes).

Guests can't enter unless the tenant gives advanced permission. Free valet parking for guests. Excellent customer service, kind, professional staff. 24 hours reception, customer service support. In-house dry cleaning, room service. Lot of construction on the fountain side which makes it very noisy 24/7. Can't open any windows.

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