Burj Khalifa :
Khalifa Tower or Burj Khalifa is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest artificial structure that has been built by man in the world, standing at 829.
Construction of Burj Khalifa began in 21.September.2004, with the exterior completed in 01.October.2009. The building opened officially in 2010 to be the tallest skyscraper in the world instead of Taipei 101 in Taiwan.
The below information are facts and numbers about the tallest tower in the world:
- The tower is composed of 200 floors nearly; the upper floors will not be inhabited, while human activity will be mainly in the tower up to 160 floors.
- About 12.000 people will reside in the tower like the vertical city.
- Top of the tower can be seen from 95 kilometers.
- In 124th floor exists the observation deck. It was the highest observation deck in the world and the highest outdoor observation deck in the world when it opened.
- 160 is the number of luxury rooms and suites the tower hosts.
- 605 is the vertical height in meters to which concrete was pumped in the construction of Burj Khalifa, a world record for concrete pumping
- 504 is the distance traveled, or ‘rise’ in meters of Burj Dubai’s main service lift; the most of any elevator, which is also a world record.
- 49 is the number of floors which are allocated for offices. 12 floors of them are in Office Annex Building.
- 57 is the number of elevators in the tower.
- 1044 is the total number of residential apartments in Burj Khalifa.
- 3000 is the number of underground cars parking spaces.
- 5500kg is the capacity of the main elevator of Burj Khalifa, which is allocated for firefighters and building service work.
- 31,400 metric tons of rebar used for the tower, podium and office annex.
- 28,261 is the number of glass cladding panels making the exterior façade of the tower and the two annexes.
- 15000 is the amount of water in liters collected from the tower’s cooling equipment that will be used for landscaping irrigation.
- 900 is the length in the feet of the world’s tallest performing fountain, The Dubai Fountain that lies at the foot of the tower.
Dubai Metro :
The Dubai Metro is a driverless, fully automated metro rail network; it began its operations on 09:09:09, 2009 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the first of its kind in the Gulf region, the project aims to ease traffic congestion, and to reduce the time it takes on the go transport. A new model will be built in a distinct architecture in the city of Dubai. It also It aims to reduce pollution from regular transport, worth 15.5 billion dirham. It will be directly linked to Dubai International Airport.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi :
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an amusement park located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the first and only Ferrari-branded theme park and largest indoor theme park in the world. It was officially opened to the public on 4.November.2010. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi covers an area of 86,000 square meters. Inside the park, is the fastest vehicles roller coaster in the world, where speed is up to 240 kph.
Palm Jumeirah :
The spectacular man-made islands that make up Palm Jumeirah extend city life out into the aquamarine waters of the Arabian Gulf. Seen from above, it looks like a palm tree consisting of a trunk with 17 fronds, encircled by a crescent-shaped island. It was the first offshore development of its kind, and was originally billed as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
The Palm’s most famous landmark is the colossal Atlantis The Palm resort, with its water park, private beach, and Dolphin Bay. Enjoy the view from the sea in a yacht or hop aboard the Palm Monorail that runs to the Atlantis resort on the Palm’s outer crescent.