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Burj Khalifa Turned 9: Here Are 9 Amazing Facts About The World’s Tallest Tower

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6 January 2019

Last updated on 6 January 2019
Burj Khalifa

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Located in Dubai, Burj Khalifa just celebrated its 9th birthday on the 4th of January, which makes it hard to believe that the tower was built in 2010 – feels like yesterday, right?

Taking over Dubai’s gorgeous skylines and sunsets, Burj Khalifa has been captivating our lives forever and it’s only the beginning.

Standing tall and proud and representing all that Dubai has to offer, the tallest building is a truly magnificent monument for the city and the country.

And while it makes residents proud to call this place home, it is also a welcoming sight for many tourists and expats who arrive in Dubai.

It’s also a reminder for everyone in the city of what can be achieved when there is a shared purpose no matter how far away from it you are - as it can be seen from 92km away from Downtown Dubai!

Never missing the sight of this extraordinary tower, Burj Khalifa is the epitome of Dubai and its future.

So in celebration of the world’s tallest tower turning 9 years old, we’ve put together 9 amazing facts that we bet you didn’t know about.

1. The design was inspired by the Spider Lily – a regional desert flower

2. 12,000 workers helped build the Burj Khalifa at any given time

3. There are 2,909 steps in the stairwell that lead up to 160 floors

4. The weight of concrete used to build the Burj Khalifa is equivalent to 100,000 elephants

5. The Burj Khalifa can hold 10,000 people at a time

6. The Burj Khalifa is home to the world’s highest library on the 123rd level

7. Common areas at the Burj have 18 different aroma fragrances

8. It took 6 years to complete the Burj Khalifa and it was revealed on January 4, 2010

9. Burj Khalifa was initially titled Burj Dubai – but it was gifted by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President of the UAE and ruler of Dubai