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Height: Occupied
584.5 m / 1,918 ft
 
Height: To Tip
829.8 m / 2,723 ft
Height: Architectural
828 m / 2,717 ft
 
Burj Khalifa Outline
Height: Observatory
555.7 m / 1,823 ft
Floors Above Ground
163
Floors Below Ground
1
# of Elevators
58
Top Elevator Speed
10 m/s
Tower GFA
309,473 m² / 3,331,140 ft²
# of Apartments
900
# of Hotel Rooms
304
# of Parking Spaces
2,957

Facts

Official Name Burj Khalifa
Other Names Burj Dubai
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map 1 Emaar Boulevard
Building Functions office / residential / hotel
Structural Material steel-concrete
Proposed 2003
Construction Start 2004
Completion 2010
Official Website Burj Khalifa
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #1 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #1 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #1 Tallest in United Arab Emirates
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Dubai

About Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa has redefined what is possible in the design and engineering of supertall buildings. By combining cutting-edge technologies and cultural influences, the building serves as a global icon that is both a model for future urban centers and speaks to the global movement towards compact, livable urban areas. The Tower and its surrounding neighborhood are more centralized than any other new development in Dubai. At the center of a new downtown neighborhood, Burj Khalifa's mixed-use program focuses the area's development density and provides direct connections to mass transit systems. See Project Case Study

CTBUH Initiatives

Richard Witt on How Tall Skyscrapers Can Go
5 May 2014 – CTBUH In the Media

CTBUH, EMI Lead Emirates Tall-Building Study Trip
22-26 Mar 2014 – Tour Report

Samsung Senior Exec Presents on Tall-Building Tech Advances
1 Oct 2013 – Event Report

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Richard Witt on How Tall Skyscrapers Can Go
5 May 2014, Toronto – CTBUH In the Media
CTBUH Canada Chair Richard Witt talks with the Jerry Agar Show about the Kingdom Tower, the world's first kilometer high and future tallest building.
CTBUH, EMI Lead Emirates Tall-Building Study Trip
22-26 Mar 2014 – Tour Report
Georges Binder, Belgium Country Leader, recently joined with Executive Master Immobilier to conduct a study trip on tall buildings to the United Arab Emirates.
Samsung Senior Exec Presents on Tall-Building Tech Advances
1 Oct 2013, Doha – Event Report
Over 60 people attended a presentation by Ahmad Abdelrazaq, head of Samsung's High-Rise and Complex Building Division, on using technology in building construction.
International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Vol. 1 No. 1
Feb 2012, Seoul – CTBUH Publication
The International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, Volume 1: Number 1 includes 7 papers focusing on pure research content and investigations in tall building design.
The Tallest 20 in 2020
7 Dec 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information…
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the…
CTBUH People in force at Burj Khalifa opening
Jan 2010, Dubai – CTBUH In the Media
Several CTBUH Leaders were in attendance in the VIP section at the Burj Khalifa official opening on 4th January.
CTBUH Changes Height Criteria / Burj Dubai Height Increases
16 Nov 2009, Chicago – CTBUH News
CTBUH announced a change to its height criteria, as a reflection of recent developments with several super-tall buildings.
Technical Tours, CTBUH 8th World Congress
3 Mar 2008, Dubai – Tour Report
Tours to experience five seminal projects in Dubai including the Burj Dubai, the Emirates Towers, the Index Tower, the Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah.

Global News

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Opens Highest Observation Deck in the World
14 Oct 2014 – Dubai

Video: Daring Duo Leap from World’s Tallest Building
23 Apr 2014 – Dubai

Abu Dhabi Offers Least Expensive Office Space Despite Available Wealth
14 Mar 2014 – Abu Dhabi

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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Opens Highest Observation Deck in the World
14 Oct 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Burj Khalifa now has the world’s highest observation deck, following the unveiling of a new viewing level on the 148th floor. With its floor at 555.7 meters, it…
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Video: Daring Duo Leap from World’s Tallest Building
23 Apr 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
In an event that claimed the new Guinness World Record title of Highest Base Jump from the Tallest Building, two men took the jump of a lifetime off the 828-meter Burj…
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Abu Dhabi Offers Least Expensive Office Space Despite Available Wealth
14 Mar 2014 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Fog Phenomenon Returns to Transform Dubai Skyline
14 Feb 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Twice a year, weather conditions generate a cloud-like fog that settles between the ground and sky, which creates a heavenly vision of the world’s tallest skyscraper tips…
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Residents of Burj Khalifa Fear Drastic Consequences of Unpaid Fees
7 Feb 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tenants of the world’s tallest building worry that they may be denied access to elevator service and air conditioning if their landlord does not settle outstanding…
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Dubai’s Record-Breaking Fireworks Show Includes Burj Khalifa
2 Jan 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Always a place where “size matters,” Dubai kicked off 2014 with an appropriately gigantic fireworks display, launching more than 500,000 incendiaries in six minutes. The…
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Branding Tall Buildings as Luxurious
6 Sep 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arabian Business profiles the process of marketing tall buildings in a recent article, including the man responsible for branding the Burj Khalifa. John Brash of Brash…
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Google Takes to the Skies, Courtesy of the Burj
26 Jun 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Google has taken its Street View imagery to the top of the Burj Khalifa, under the direction of Pascal Malite, Street View Program Manager. Google spent three days at the…
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Video: Watch the Climb to the Top
10 Jun 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Photographer Joe McNally recently captured a series of dizzying images from the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. He has also released an interesting…
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Video: Watching a Sand Storm from the Burj Khalifa
7 May 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai-based photographer Gerald Donovan climbed to the top of the 828-meter (2,722-foot) Burj Khalifa last week with plans to photograph the city. When he arrived at the…
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Hear the Burj Khalifa Creaking in a Storm
17 Apr 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A recent video posted on YouTube of Dubai's Burj Khalifa records what it's like to be in the tower while experiencing the strong winds of a storm. The building, which is…
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The Man Behind the Burj Khalifa Seeks to Do It Again
1 Apr 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The chairman and founder of real estate giant Emaar Properties, Mohammed Alabbar, is developing plans to build a 1 kilometer-plus tower in Asia. In an extensive interview…
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Photographer Offers Panoramic Views from Burj Khalifa
29 Jan 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai-based photographer Gerald Donovan has produced a 360-degree panorama from the top of the Burj Khalifa, providing stunning views of the Dubai landscape. The image…
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Video: World’s Tallest Building Celebrates New Year
2 Jan 2013 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, welcomed in the new year with an appropriately Dubai-scale fireworks display. The light show was accompanied by a performance…
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Burj Khalifa Struck by Lightning
11 Dec 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Photos have emerged of a lightning bolt striking the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The tallest building in the world was hit during a rare electric storm that passed through the…
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Photos Released of Burj Khalifa in a Fog
19 Oct 2012 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Daily Mail offers exclusive photos of Burj Khalifa at sunrise rising above an engulfing fog. German photographer Bjoern Lauen captured the images of the 828-meter (…

Videos

Fazlur Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal: Geotechnics for the World’s Tallest
6 Nov 2013 – Clyde N. Baker, Jr., AECOM

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Clyde Baker has performed geotechnical engineering for seven of the 16 tallest buildings in the world, and a major portion of the high-rise buildings built in downtown…
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Incorporating Historic Elements in Façade Design
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18 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting
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Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Rhys Williams, Honeywell
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The Development of Full Scale Structural Health Monitoring Program for the Burj Khalifa
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Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
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CTBUH 9th Annual Awards Dinner
20 Oct 2010 – CTBUH "9th Annual Awards"; Dinner 2010
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22 Oct 2009 – 2009 Chicago Conference Interviews; H.E. Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Emaar Properties
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21 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; H.E. Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Emaar Properties
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3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; HE Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Emaar
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Peer Review in the Foundation Design of the World's Tallest Buildings
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Antony Wood TV Interview
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20 Years of High-Rise Fire Safety: From Jin Mao to Kingdom Tower
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Burj Dubai: Designing the World’s Tallest
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Trivia

The tallest building in the world. Preceded by Taipei 101.

First building to hold the title of World's Tallest Freestanding Structure since the Empire State Buidling lost the title to the Ostankino Tower in 1967.