The Burj Khalifa recognized as the Burj Dubai just before its inauguration, is a mega tall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest structure in the planet, standing at 829.eight m (2,722 ft).

Construction of the Burj Khalifa commenced in 2004, with the exterior concluded 5 several years later on in 2009. The key structure is bolstered concrete. The making was opened in 2010 as component of a new growth identified as Downtown Dubai. It is made to be the centrepiece of huge-scale, mixed-use growth. The conclusion to develop the making is reportedly based mostly on the government’s conclusion to diversify from an oil-based mostly economic system, and for Dubai to achieve international recognition. The making was named in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Abu Dhabi and the UAE govt lent Dubai cash to pay back its debts. The making broke quite a few top records, together with its designation as the tallest tower in the planet.