Interesting Facts  About Burj  Khalifa Dubai

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1. Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world with an architectural height of 2716.5 feet or 828.0 meters.

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2. The building has the longest single running elevator,. The Burj Khalifa elevator speed is 10 m/s, making it one of the  fastest elevators in the world.

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3. Burj Khalifa is the most popular tourist attraction in Dubai! Most of the entire Downtown Dubai district came to life alongside the Burj.

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4. It is also the tallest freestanding structure in the world. This record was previously held by the CN Tower

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5. With 160 floors, the Burj Khalifa also holds the record of highest number of floors in the world.

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6. Burj Khalifa also houses the world’s highest restaurant – Atmosphere on level 122, where you can dine looking at the city skyline from a height of 441 meters.

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7. As the epitome of luxury, in the building you’ll find the second Armani Hotel in the world, after the one in Milan.

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8. The exterior of the Burj Khalifa is covered with 26,000 glass panels, all cut individually by hand.

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9. Hollywood actor Tom Cruise climbed the Burj in his film Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

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10. The building was supposed to be called Burj Dubai, but its name was changed to Burj Khalifa to honour Sheikh Khalifa, the ruler of Dubai.

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