Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Visiting Dubai's Burj Khalifah, Part One

Wanna make an easy statement? Tell everyone that the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world. It's not even close. The mighty Burj is 2,717 feet high. Next up, Shanghai Tower at 2,073 feet. Feeling small yet? In Dubai, the next tallest tower is only half the height of Burj Khalifa, topping out at only 1,358 feet (the Princess Tower, aptly named). Like we said, an easy statement.

The big Burj, dominating the skyline. What skyline?

Don't worry, they didn't run out of construction materials. In the shadow of the tower, they're still busy building.

Time to visit, see what all the fuss (and view) is about. Before heading up, a little video propaganda viewing. Also down at ground level, a model. As if it's hard to envision the world's tallest building.

OK, wow, it's quite a view. The Burj does cast a long shadow.

The new Dubai downtown, somewhere down there. To the left, the world's largest shopping mall. In the center, all that blue is a giant fountain (world's biggest?), complete with Bellagio-style dancing waters.

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