Bringing Burj Khalifa to life required a combination of visionary ideals and solid science. In the process, the project amassed an awe-inspiring number of facts, figures, and statistics.
At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
* Tallest building in the world
* Tallest free-standing structure in the world
* Highest number of stories in the world
* Highest occupied floor in the world
* Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
* Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
* Tallest service elevator in the world
Tallest of the Supertall
Not only is Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building but it has also broken two other impressive records: tallest structure, previously held by the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, and tallest free-standing structure, previously held by Toronto’s CN Tower. The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has established 3 criteria to determine what makes a tall building tall. Burj Khalifa wins by far in all three categories.
* Height to architectural top
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building. This includes spires but does not include antennae, signage, flagpoles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely used and is used to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat rankings of the Tallest Buildings in the World.
* Highest occupied floor
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest continually occupied floor within the building. Maintenance areas are not included.
* Height to tip
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element. This includes antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment.
For visitors to level 124 who wish to view the sunset, we would recommend booking an entry time approximately 90 minutes prior.
VIP Experiences on offer
Tea in the clouds
Sit back in the lush couches spread across level 152 to level 154. Enjoy an assortment of fresh bakes and delicate desserts, alongside a selection of the finest teas and coffee. Inclusive of a tour of the outdoor terrace. Starting from AED 749/$204 only. BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE
Watch the sun set over the horizon and skies turn pink with romance from level 152 to level 154. Enjoy The Lounge Burj Khalifa with an assortment of gourmet canapes and a tour of the outdoor terrace at AED 749/$204 only. BOOK THIS EXPERIENCE