The Burj Khalifa towers over the city of Dubai at an impressive 829 metres, claiming the title of tallest building in the world. The structure was constructed as a symbol of the rising power of the oil-rich UAE and centred in the heart of Downtown Dubai. It is an equally cultural and historical icon due to the incorporated Islamic design.
Features of the Burj Khalifa include the colourful Dubai Fountain, which incorporates musical elements, and an observation deck constructed on the 148th floor, the highest in the world, allowing for unobstructed panoramic city views. An additional feature of the tower is the symmetrically landscaped Burj Khalifa Park, decorated with lavish walkways, lush tree groves, and water fountain features.
Public transportation to the Burj Khalifa is possible by taking the Red Line of the Dubai Metro to the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall transit station. Many buses also run routes to the heavily populated transit station. However, taxis are still the predominant form of transportation across the city.
Burj Khalifa went through a series of height alterations and modifications until its final certification as the world’s tallest building in 2010. Innumerable accolades are attributed to its name including the world’s highest elevation installation, highest nightclub, and highest swimming pool.