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Burj Khalifa Turns 10
Updated on 02 January 2020

The world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa, turns 10 years old on 4 January 2020 and a big celebration, featuring a light show is expected to mark the occasion. It is a decade since His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minster of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, officially opened the world’s tallest building, which stands as an iconic landmark for Dubai and known the world over.

Here are 10 facts about the building we all love.

 

 

 

• The Burj Khalifa stands at 828 metres tall.
 
• The Burj Khalifa is 196 metres taller than the world’s second tallest building, the Shanghai Tower.
 
• The Burj Khalifa holds World Records. 
 
• The Burj Khalifa elevator travels at a speed of 10 metres per second.
 
• The Burj Khalifa elevator goes from the ground floor to the obversation deck on the 124thfloor in just 1 minute. 
 
• It took six years to complete The Burj Khalifa, with ground being broken in January 2004, until officially opened in Janury 2010.
 
• There are over 900 apartments in The Burj Khalifa. 
 
• 36 skilled window cleaners take up to 4 months to clean all the exterior windows of The Burj Khalifa. 
 
• The Burj Khalifa has 163 floors.
 
• During the peak of it’s construction, 12,000 people were working on The Burj Khalifa at any one time.

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