The Burj Khalifa: The Tallest Building in The World

We’re On Top of The World, Hey!

Well, not exactly, but on the 124th floor of a 828 meter-high building, it feels like it. The Burj Khalifa is in the heart of downtown Dubai and holds the record for the ‘tallest building in the world.’ But that’s not all– it also holds the titles for the ‘tallest free-standing structure in the world,’ the ‘highest number of stories in the world,’ the ‘highest occupied floor in the world,’ the ‘highest outdoor observation deck in the world,’ the ‘elevator with the longest travel distance in the world,’ and the ‘tallest service elevator in the world.‘ Like I said in my “The Excessiveness of Dubai…” post, Dubai must have the world record for the ‘city with the most world records.’

The Dubai Mall, (all 5.9 million sq ft. of it) sits next to the Burj Khalifa. Surprise Surprise, the mall is the world’s largest mall based on the total area. Every evening there is a fountain show outside the mall, at the base of the Burj Khalifa. We stuck around for the show one night, and boy, was it a show.

After watching the sunset, we faced the crowds and shuffled through the mall in search of a taxi to bring us back home.

Stay tuned for more from my time in Dubai.

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