World’s tallest skyscraper. Dubai’s Burj Khalifa rises as a symbol of wonder. There is no end to tourists’ enthusiasm for this high-rise skyscraper, one of the attractions of the United Arab Emirates. The height of Burj Khalifa is 828 meters. According to information published in various media, the total number of residences including apartments and studios is 900. There are more than 35 thousand people.

This high-rise is named after Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former president of the United Arab Emirates. It was originally called Burj Dubai. Later the name was changed in honor of the President. On January 6, 2004, the construction of the Burj Khalifa began. It took five years to build the world’s tallest skyscraper.

The construction of Burj Khalifa was completed on October 1, 2009. It is declared as the tallest skyscraper in the world. This high-rise was officially inaugurated on January 4, 2010. The 163-story Burj Khalifa holds many records. No other multi-storey building in the world has so many floors.

But what is inside the world’s highest multi-storey? What is decorated with glittering Burj Khalifa? A peek into its interior is surprising. The price of a flat here is also eye-popping.

Burj Khalifa has a total of four swimming pools. One on the 43rd floor of a high-rise, one on the 76th floor. The other two swimming pools are on the rooftop and side of ‘The Club’. ‘The Club’ is a health center in Burj Khalifa.

There is a library on the 123rd floor of Burj Khalifa. Those who love to read books, spend their time sitting here. The 43rd, 76th and 123rd floors of the high-rise are glass-enclosed halls (sky lobbies). They are hired for organizing big events.

Burj Khalifa’s indoor ‘atmosphere’ is one of the tallest restaurants in the world. Till 2021, the highest restaurant title was in its name. A high-rise restaurant in China later took the crown.

The world’s highest outdoor observation deck is on the 148th floor of Burj Khalifa. 555 meters high, this place is the center of tourist attraction. The city of Dubai looks like a picture from here. Tourists can also see the sea coast of Iran, which is 153 km from Burj Khalifa.

Armani Hotel is located on the 1st to 8th floor of Burj Khalifa. It has 160 rooms. Apart from residents of Burj Khalifa, people from outside can come and stay in this hotel. The hotel has its own spa, swimming pool, library and gym.

Burj Khalifa has its own shops, markets, shopping malls. Residents here do not need to go out to buy anything. Living in the world’s tallest skyscraper is not cheap. A 4 to 5 bedroom apartment here costs 2 crore 7 lakh dollars. In Bangladeshi currency that is equal to about 250 crore rupees.

(26 October/AJ)