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The Worlds Tallest Building – The Burj Khalifa – Dubai, UAE

 

Photo of the Day – The World’s Tallest Building – The Burj Khalifa – Dubai, UAE

Today was our last day in Dubai and on our trip through Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Dubai. This was an intense trip, but also an amazing one as we toured through 5 different AbsoluteVisits including the star of today’s Photo – The Burj Khalifa!

Brad gave you all of the ridiculous height details in yesterday’s Photo of the Day, but let me reiterate that this building stands an insane 829m (2,720 feet)! We toured the top of the Burj Khalifa, but also took some time to enjoy the amazing fountain show they have on display at the base of the tower.

The fountains were designed, built and choreographed to music by the same company that produced the fountains at the Bellagio (WET Design). Naturally, these fountains are bigger and did not cease to impress as they danced perfectly to a medley of musical tunes from around the world at each half hour.

For me, The Burj Khalifa stands strong at #24 on our list and is an astounding feat of engineering, creativity and dedication. My hat is off to this incredible building!

The Worlds Tallest Building - The Burj Khalifa - Dubai, UAE
 

Burj Khalifa Night Lights View – Dubai, UAE

 

Photo of the Day – Burj Khalifa Night Lights View – Dubai, UAE

Yesterday Will and I stepped into the fastest elevator in the world (64 km/h) to climb to the tallest outdoor observation deck in the world (452m) situated on the tallest building in the world (829m). We were of course checking out AbsoluteVisit #24 – The Burj Khalifa.

The Burj Khalifa is an absolutely impressive building. To put it’s 829m height in perspective, you could basically stack two Willis (Sears) Towers on top of each other and they would be the same height. The next tallest building in the world is a full 225m shorter than the Burj Khalifa. The Burj Khalifa truly stands in a category of it’s own.

We spent a couple of hours on the 124th floor observation deck enjoying the sunset and taking lots of pictures at night. Here is one of the pictures that I took looking up the highway at some of the neighboring skyscrapers.

Burj Khalifa Night Lights View - Dubai, UAE
 
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