10 Facts of Burj Khalifa You Probably Didn’t Knew!!
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Burj Khalifa Facts

1. Tallest building in the world
2. Highest number of storeys in the world
3. Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
4. Fastest elevator in the World
The exterior of the Burj Khalifa is covered by 26,000 glass panels
The design of the tower was inspired by the shape of a Hymenocallis Flower or a Spider Lily
Tallest freestanding structure in the world
World’s highest restaurant – Atmosphere on level 122
The world’s highest outdoor observation deck
Construction Facts About Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is not only the world’s tallest structure but an epitome of brilliant architecture and engineering marvel. Apart from all these, the Burj Khalifa Facts makes it more interesting for the rest of the world. The Burj Khalifa is a super tall skyscraper in the newly created Downtown Dubai that redefines architectural and engineering possibilities. It is, by far, the world's highest structure. The structure is based on Islamic architecture, but it nevertheless reflects the modern community it is intended to serve.

The Burj Khalifa has got an intricately built structure that is highly influenced by the spider lily bloom. The construction of the Burj Khalifa necessitated a workforce unlike any the city had ever seen before. During its construction, 100,000 elephants' worth of concrete was used. The Burj Khalifa can be visible from a distance of up to 95 kilometres (60 miles). The tower appears to follow you whether you're on safari in the desert or drifting along the quiet waters of the neighboring bay.

Here is a list of Burj Khalifa facts:

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Tallest Building in the World

At an astounding height of 828 metres, the Burj Khalifa rises over Dubai (2716.5 feet). It stands at about twice the height of the world's most famous structure of the world, Empire State Building and three times the height of the iconic Eiffel Tower.

If laid end to end, its elements would stretch almost a fourth of the way across the world. The cloud-piercing height of the Bruj Khalifa is one of its most impressive features. Its occupied height is 584.5 meters or 1918 ft. The
observatory deck of the building is situated at a considerable height of about 1482 feet above the ground.

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Highest Number of Storeys in the World

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Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest structure, is ranked third on the list, with a maximum elevator speed of 36 km/h (600m/min). The engineers working on the project first considered adding triple-decker elevators, which would have been a world's first.

Instead, double-decker elevators with a capacity of 12 to 14 passengers per cabin have been constructed. The Burj Khalifa boasts the world's fastest double-decker elevators, which allow passengers to travel the greatest distance currently conceivable in an elevator, departing after a ride of 504 metres at the world's highest stop — 638 metres up the building.

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Elevator with the Longest Travel Distance in the World

The Burj Khalifa's elevators are notable for having the world's lengthiest lift, which is 140 stories long. The Burj Khalifa's lifts travel at a speed of 10 metres per second, putting them among the world's fastest. The 124th-floor observation deck of the Burj Khalifa takes less than a minute to reach via the Burj Khalifa elevator.

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Fastest Elevator in the World

Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest structure, is ranked third on the list, with a maximum elevator speed of 36 km/h (600m/min). The engineers working on the project first considered adding triple-decker elevators, which would have been a world's first. Instead, double-decker elevators with a capacity of 12 to 14 passengers per cabin have been constructed.

The Burj Khalifa boasts the world's fastest double-decker elevators, which allow passengers to travel the greatest distance currently conceivable in an elevator, departing after a ride of 504 metres at the world's highest stop — 638 metres up the building.

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The Exterior of the Burj Khalifa is Covered by 26,000 Glass Panels

The Burj Khalifa's façade is made up of 26,000 glass panels that were completely hand-cut. The glass panels are precision engineered to conserve energy and reduce heat transfer. Advanced processes were used to create the 26,000 glass panels.

During construction, sustainability was prioritised: the outer cladding was silver coated to boost insulation, and solar panels were placed to heat up to 140,000 gallons of water each day. This assures that the skyscraper is the most environmentally friendly, yet it will consume a significant amount of energy and resources as the world's largest building.

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The Design of the Tower was inspired by the Shape of a Hymenocallis Flower or a Spider Lily

The Burj Khalifa is a symbol of human creativity with profound roots in nature. The hymenocallis, a native desert flower renowned as the spider lily, inspired the tower's triple-lobed footprint — three circular structures spreading from the central core.

This design maximizes the views of the Arabian Gulf from the Burj Khalifa, allowing as many guests as possible to take in the breathtaking scenery of the city as well as the sea. From afar, it resembles the crescent domes found in Islamic art and architecture – a modern homage to the region's history.

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Tallest Freestanding Structure in the World

The Burj Khalifa has really become associated with towering height since its construction in 2009. It is the world's highest building, standing at 828 metres. To put that in context, it's three times the height of the Eiffel Tower and nearly twice the height of the Empire State Building.

The Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest freestanding construction, with the most stories, the highest occupied level, the highest outdoor observation deck, the elevator with the longest journey distance, and the tallest service elevator. It took only six years to complete.

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World’s Highest Restaurant – Atmosphere on level 122

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On level 122 of the Burj Khalifa, Atmosphere is the world's highest restaurant/lounge bar, spanning 1,030 square metres. With spectacular views of Dubai's futuristic skyline and the Arabian Gulf from only two levels below the At The Top viewing deck, there's enough to take in while enjoying drinks and light refreshments.

Dine at the restaurant or relax in the lounge, which overlooks the world's highest performing fountains. Whether you're a gourmet dining expert or simply want to unwind, Atmosphere ensures an unforgettable experience.

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The World’s Highest Outdoor Observation Deck

At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY on Level 148, at a height of 555 metres (1,821 feet), visitors may enjoy unrivalled views of the city and beyond from an outdoor patio and a luxury lounge. Before moving on to levels 125 and 124, take a guided tour to Level 148.

When you visit the highest viewing platform, you will be given a personalised tour by a guest ambassador and have the opportunity to refresh yourself at the Sky Lounge with trademark beverages.

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Construction Facts About Burj Khalifa

1. 330,000 cubic metres of concrete were used in the construction, which is equivalent to the weight of 100,000 elephants as per the Burj Khalifa Facts.

2. The aluminium required to construct the Burj Khalifa is equivalent to the weight of five Airbus A380 planes.

3. During construction, so many reinforced steel bars were utilized that if they were all laid side by side, they would stretch one quarter of the way around the world.

4. The Burj Khalifa's façade is made up of 26,000 glass panels that were completely hand-cut.

5. During construction, sustainability was prioritised: the outer cladding was silver coated to boost insulation, and solar panels were placed to heat up to 140,000 gallons of water each day.

6. Condensation from the air conditioning system is used to water the vegetation.

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  1. What are some fun facts about the Burj Khalifa?

    1. The building's original name was Burj Dubai, but it was renamed to Burj Khalifa in honour of Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Khalifa.

    One more fun facts about Burj Khalifa The Dubai Fountain, which is the size of two football fields, surrounds the Burj.

    Traditional abra boats can be used to sail around the Dubai Fountain.

    The popular sound and light show was produced by the same team that designed the Bellagio Hotel Lake's fountains. The Dubai Fountain is the largest dancing fountain system in the world!5.

    The temperature is about 15°C cooler at the top of the Burj Khalifa than it is at ground level.

    One more fun facts about Burj Khalifa is that cleaning the windows from top to bottom takes three months. It's time to begin over now that you've done it!

    On clear days, the Burj Khalifa's pinnacle may be seen from up to 95 kilometres distant.

    To commemorate the Burj Khalifa's opening in 2010, about 10,000 fireworks were launched from the building.

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  2. What does Burj Khalifa symbolize?

    The Burj Khalifa is a groundbreaking example of international collaboration, a symbol of development, and a sign of the new, vibrant, and rich Middle East. It's also concrete evidence of Dubai's growing importance in a changing globe.

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  3. How many stairs are there in Burj Khalifa?

    There are about 163 staircases in Burj Khalifa which are occupied residential floors, business houses, shopping destinations, restaurants, and much more. There are about 2909 steps to climb and mostly guests make use of the high speed elevators to reach their floors.

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  4. What is the height of the Burj Khalifa?

    The height of Burj Khalifa is about 830 meters from the ground. It has got 163 floors in total which are about 828 meters from the ground. Its components would span about a fourth of the way around the planet if set end to end. One of the most astounding qualities of the Bruj Khalifa is its cloud-piercing height. It stands at a height of 584.5 metres, or 1918 feet.

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  5. How many observation decks are there in Burj Khalifa?

    1. Lower Deck: At your leisure, explore the 360-degree viewing decks on levels 125 and 124. The entire level, which is slickly designed, will incorporate a Masharabiya motif as part of the décor's major concept as a tribute to Arab arts and culture. 

    2. Upper Deck:
    The observation decks on the tower's higher levels are open to the public and provide a 360-degree spectacular view from above. The observation deck on Level 148, at 555 metres in height, is still the world's tallest observatory.

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