Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Also called Burj Dubai, Burj Khalifa is a world-renowned skyscraper located in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Boasting a total height of 2,722 feet and a roof height of 2,717 feet, the building has been considered as the tallest on the planet since 2009, the year of its topping out. The construction of Burj Khalifa started in 2004 and was finished in 2009, but was opened in January 2010. Its design was made by the American architect Adrian Smith and was derived from the region’s Islamic architecture and was inspired by the Spider Lily, which is the regional desert flower.
With its amazing height, Burj Khalifa broke numerous height records, including its label as the tallest structure in the world. A few minutes away from the skyscraper is Dubai Mall, which is one of the biggest shopping malls in the UAE and on the planet that houses luxury shops and stores. And just beside Burj Khalifa is the famous Dubai Fountain, which is the second-largest of its kind in the world and a must-see site. Another popular attraction near Burj Khalifa is the Umm Suqeim Beach in the town of Umm Suqeim that offers a magnificent view of the sunset. Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai is a fine hotel which features a restaurant, room service, a gym/ Health club, a cafe, free WiFi, and even offers beach shuttle. Another fine place to stay is the 5-star Armani Hotel Dubai. This luxurious hotel has a free wired/wireless internet, free valet parking, a picturesque outdoor pool, bar/lounge, spa services, Jacuzzi, spa rooms, and restaurants.