1. The Burj Khalifa’s height is 828 meters (2716.5 feet) tall which is three times taller than the Eiffel Tower and nearly two times taller than the Empire State Building, so, it majestically soars over Dubai. It is laid end to end and its pieces span to at least wide.

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Views of the Dubai Fountain from the top of the Burj Khalifa

2. Aside from being the tallest building in the world and even holding a record for it, there are six other records in the name of Burj Khalifa for example, it has the greatest number of stories in the world, is the tallest freestanding structure in the world, has the highest digits of occupied floors in the world, has the elevator service elevator that travels the longest distance in the world and has the highest outdoor deck of observation in the world.

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Views of Dubai and stretching out over the Persian Gulf from the top of the Burj Khalifa

3. In a scale, 100,000 elephants combined will balance the weight of the concrete used to build Burj Khalifa and five A380 aircraft will balance the total weight of the aluminum used.

Dubai Fountain dances in front of the Burj Khalifa

The Dubai Fountain dances in front of the Burj Khalifa every 30 minutes from 6pm Wednesday through Sunday

4. 15 million gallons of water are sustainably collected every year to be used for irrigating the landscape plants, the cooling system and for the supply of the Dubai Fountain.

5. Burj Khalifa has the longest single 140 floors running elevator. Its elevators run for 10 meters /second and that is why they are among the fastest elevators in the world. It would take you nearly only one minute to reach up to the observation deck of the 124th floor.

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Craning our necks to look up at the sphere from the ground level

6. You will be able to see the sphere’s tip of the Burj Khalifa from up to 95 kilometers away.

7. 12,000 workers worked on Burj Khalifa per day at the peak of its construction.

8. To complete Burj Khalifa, nore than 55,000 tons of steel rebar, 100,000 tons of concrete and 22 million man-hours were taken.

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The Burj Khalifa still stretches up for many more stories from the observation deck on the 124th floor

9. After the excavation in January 2004 began, it took only six years for the Burj Khalifa to finally open in January 2010.

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The spire is designed to resemble the Hymenocallis flower

10. The Burj Khalifa’s design resembles the Hymenocallis flower which is also known as the spider lily; the central core protrudes from the top and manifests itself in a sculpted spire.