Once a modest fishing hamlet on the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is now among the world's most urban areas. The city is home to over 200 nationalities and provides an exceptional experience to all tourists. With 6 other emirates, Dubai makes up the United Arab Emirates. Memories are simply waiting to be produced here, with an unrivaled coastline, lovely desert, and magnificent skylines. The emirate exudes a spirit of promise and inventiveness, whether on the sides of the amazing Creek or at the summit of the bewitching Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest structure. The lofty tower is the world's best example of contemporary architecture. It is grand, magnificent, and the pinnacle of elegance. Here are 9 facts most probably don't know about Burj Khalifa.

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9 Burj Khalifa Has Seen Many Adventures At Its Base

In March 2011, French Spiderman Alain Robert became the first man to climb Burj Khalifa, followed far later by Tom Cruise when he was filming Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Robert climbed the tower in six hours, thirteen minutes, and fifty-five seconds, adding it to his collection of conquered urban mountains, which includes the Taipei 101 and the Empire State Building. In April 2014, daredevils Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen broke the globe's top achievements by BASE-jumping from the highest skyscraper, leaping from the tip of the Burj Khalifa.

8 Burj Khalifa Goes The Distance

Astronauts and everyone cannot confirm whether the Great Wall of China can be seen from space. However, it is sure that Burj Khalifa may be spotted from the land for up to 60 miles (95 kilometers). The astonishing tower appears to follow Dubai's tourists whether they are cruising along the quiet waters of the neighboring bay or on an exciting safari in the superb desert. Dubai is welcoming whenever visitors arrive.

7 A Flower Was The Inspiration For The Base Of Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is a monument of human creativity with profound roots in nature. The Hymenocallis, a local desert flower recognized as the spider lily, inspired the building's triple-lobed base shape: 3 circular structures spreading from the main one. This design aims to maximize the sight of the beautiful Arabian Gulf from Burj Khalifa. Thus, it allows as many guests as possible to take in the breathtaking views of the sea and city. From afar, it resembles the onion domes seen in Islamic architecture as a contemporary homage to the region's history.

6 The Construction Took An Army Of People

The Burj Khalifa's design is based on the splendid spider lily flower. Naturally, the ornate and complicated edifice would be among the most massive undertakings the world has ever seen. On the other hand, Burj Khalifa required a labor force, unlike any other building project before it. Despite the presence of the exceptional Dubai Fountain and a string of other towers, Burj Khalifa was intended to be the city's largest and tallest edifice. At the most intense time of the building's development, about 12000 employees were needed on-site every day.

5 Burj Khalifa's Top Is Six Degrees Cooler

Burj Khalifa is so lofty that temperatures at the ground and top levels are drastically different. It also boasts the world's tallest outdoor lookout station, At The Top, located on Level 124, where visitors can get unparalleled and breathtaking views over Dubai. The world's longest-travel elevator can take them there or the stairway with 2,909 steps up to the 160th level if they are ready for this kind of challenge. However, only authorized staff can climb the stairs beyond Floor 125.

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On the interior, the Burj Khalifa is as stunning as it is on its exterior. More than 85 worldwide artists with various styles and methods have been commissioned to create works for the space. Evolutes, a unique sculpture by the Egyptian artist Karim Rashid, is located near the corporate lobby entrance. World Voices, a water-based sculpture by the famous Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa in the residential tower, comprises 196 cymbals, one for each nation in the world.

3 Dinner With Unique Views

Do tourists have a craving for anything to eat? Burj Khalifa has everything, even a little At.mosphere, in the form of a restaurant! Up 1,447 feet (441 meters), the world's uppermost restaurant may be found by pressing the floor 122's button. The panoramas are outstanding no matter where they sit, owing to the divided floor layout that makes every perspective the ideal vantage point. At.mosphere is at the top of many people's bucket lists.

  • Price:
    • $266.8 per person for a 7-course set degustation menu
    • $231.41 per person for a 5-course set dinner menu
    • $185.13 per person for a 3-course experience menu
    • $239.58 minimum charge per person a la carte for a window seat
    • $185.13 minimum charge per person a la carte for a regular seat.

2 It Features Nearly 26,000 Hand-Cut Glass Panels

The magnificent Burj Khalifa's facade is made up of about 26,000 large hand-cut glass windows that are intended to endure adverse weather conditions. Together, they form a reflecting curtain screen that spans the length of 17 football fields across the tower. Here's a fascinating fact: cleaning the building's entire gleaming exterior from the outside takes easily between three and four months.

1 Heavy Metal

Premium-grade materials are extremely necessary when it comes to constructing one of the world's tallest and safest structures. The structure was constructed in a Y-shape as a first measure to ensure it is more sturdy. But how can engineers ensure that the Burj Khalifa, which stands at 2720 feet (830 meters), stays still? Hundreds of thousands of tons of concrete have been used. In other words, the equivalent of 100,000 elephants.