Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is a marvel in Dubai.

It is the world’s tallest building at over 828 meters.

The building, modular in plan, is laid out on a three-lobed footprint that is an abstract rendering of the local Hymenocallis flower.

Burj Khalifa was officially named to honour the president of the neighbouring emirate of Abū Ẓaby, Sheikh Khalīfah ibn Zāyid Āl Nahyān.

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My Take

You can do a tour of the tower and it is worth the admission price. As someone who loves engineering, I was quite in awe at the scale of the effort. You can get all the relevant statistics from the web but it is suffice to say that the Burj dominates the Dubai skyline and there are thousands of people (especially the construction workers) behind this Dubai marvel.

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