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November 25th 2021
Published: November 25th 2021
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Dubai Lake Boat Trip. Virtual tour with Ashraf

At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
Tallest building in the worldTallest free-standing structure in the worldHighest number of stories in the worldHighest occupied floor in the worldHighest outdoor observation deck in the worldElevator with the longest travel distance in the worldTallest service elevator in the world



Although the tower was formally opened on January 4, 2010, the entirety of the interior was not complete at that time. Built to house a variety of commercial, residential, and hospitality ventures, the tower—whose intended height remained a closely guarded secret throughout its construction—reached completion at 162 floors and a height of 2,717 feet (828 metres). It
was designed by the Chicago-based architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Adrian Smith served as architect, and William F. Baker served as structural engineer.



The Dubai Fountain is built on a 30-acre lake, called Burj Khalifa Lake, or simply Burj Lake that sits between Dubai Mall, the Souk Al Bahar and Burj Khakifa.

The fountains are choreographed to music to make it look like they are dancing, hence they are often called “the Dancing Fountains of Dubai”.



A captivating water, music and light spectacle in Downtown Dubai, The Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain.

At over 900 ft in length – equivalent to over two football pitches – The Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30-acre Burj Lake and performs to a selection of different melodies. The fountain has a unique design comprising five circles of varying sizes and two arcs and features powerful water nozzles that shoot water up to impressive heights.

Over 6,600 WET Super lights and 25 colour projectors create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 different water expressions, while 50 colour projectors provide a full spectrum of colour with a total output of 1.5
million lumens. The fountain performs a range of different songs from classical to contemporary Arabic and world music. When operational, the fountain has over 22,000 gallons of water in the air at any given moment.


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