Burj Khalifa, which is the world's tallest building has marked its 10 th anniversary. The skyscraper has become synonymous with the image of Dubai worldwide, adding to its growth and grandeur.
Gearing up to mark the tenth anniversary of the cloud-piercing landmark of Dubai, the Burj Khalifa will be putting out massive celebrations with three special LED light shows today at 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm. Adding to the festivities, we hear there will be gifts distributed to visitors to At the Top, the Burj Khalifa's observation deck, and The Dubai Mall. There will also be some celebrations at The Dubai Fountain Boardwalk with plenty of other surprises that visitors can take part in.
Twice as tall as the Empire State Building and three times as tall as the Eiffel Tower, the Burj Khalifa opened its doors to the public on January 4, 2010, and has till date known to be the most popular attraction in the city that is frequented by thousands of excited tourists every day and can be seen from as far as 92km. Since completion, the iconic structure has become the centerpiece of the city, housing the ultra-luxurious Armani Hotel, residential units, restaurants, and bars, as well as the At the Top Burj Khalifa SKY experience, taking visitors to the 148th floor for jaw-dropping views of Dubai.
The tower was inaugurated on January 4, 2010, to coincide with the fourth anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, as the Ruler of Dubai and its inauguration was fraught with surprises ranging from its height to its name.
While the exact height was not disclosed till the inauguration, what came as a bigger surprise was the last minute rebranding of Burj Dubai to Burj Khalifa. The tower, which had all along been referred to as Burj Dubai was renamed the Burj Khalifa, in honor of the President, His Highness Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.