Burj Khalifa Dubai

Dubai is one of the major cities in the world which occupies an important place in the Gulf Region. It is a place where you will be lost in the world of tall magnificent buildings and skyscrapers. Dubai has the reputation of having some of the tallest buildings in the entire region and also the whole world. The tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa which is located in Dubai, stands at a height of 828 meters, and has 163 floors. Though it was proposed to name the building as Burj Dubai, the name was changed to Burj Khalifa after His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nayan, the ruler of Abu Dhabi and the President of the UAE. The tower was inaugurated on the 4th of January 2010

Would you like to know an interesting fact? When the real estate was at its peak, apartment space in this building was offered at USD 2,000 per square foot and a 2,000 sft apartment would have cost you an astronomical USD 4 million. Incredible isnít it? But, now the prices have come down and you can get the same apartment for about half the price. And, here is another interesting fact Ė the Burj Khalifa which took about 5 years to build cost USD 1.5 million.

The Burj Khalifa is a work of art and a marvel of engineering. The creation of this engineering wonder is a culmination in bringing the contribution of the East and the West together, and merging of the two cultures. The tower consists of top-class residential apartments, the luxurious Armani Hotel, four beautiful swimming pools, a residentís lounge, an elite cigar club, and fitness amenities for the residents.

Take time off from your busy schedule and have a leisurely lunch at the At.mosphere which is located at a height of 442 meters below the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa. The At.mosphere is the venue for gourmet cuisine and offers a fine dining experience. The restaurant which is located on the 122nd floor is one of the highest restaurants on the earth. You can choose to enjoy your lunch at grill space or the trendy lounge. The menu it offers is fit for the Gods Ė prime cuts of beef, organic poultry and seafood, and other healthy dishes. The restaurant which seats about 210 people is open for lunch from 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm and from 7.00 pm till 11.30 pm for dinner.

And if you are inclined to, and have the money to splurge, check into the world famous and Dubaiís first designer hotel Ė the Hotel Armani. The hotel which takes up 36 floors of the Burj Khalifa offers a spectacular view of Dubai City and the Persian Gulf. The rooms which have subtle shades have the futuristic looks and are tremendously comfortable. The hotel offers a number of excellent dining facilities while the Armani/Prive which is the hotelís hot nightspot is a favorite of the crowd. Try the luxurious spa which has wonderful facilities and you can be sure that the experience is going to take you to the Seventh Heaven.

When you visit Dubai, do not miss visiting the Burj Khalifa.