The Burj Khalifa height is a staggering 828 meters (2716.5 feet) tall, soaring over Dubai. It is three times as tall as the Eiffel Tower and nearly twice as tall as the Empire State Building. Laid end to end, its pieces stretch over a quarter of the way around the world. Its cloud-piercing height is one of the most impressive facts about Burj Khalifa.

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa took six years to build. Foundational excavation work commenced in January 2004, and the tower was formally opened on January 4, 2010. However, the opening took place before the interior was completed. The Burj Khalifa was built by over 12000 workers, by the peak of construction.

Why famous?

It is famous because of:

  • Highest occupied floor in the world. 
  • The highest outdoor observation deck in the world. 
  • Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world. 
  • Tallest service elevator in the world.
View from the top of Burj Khalifa
View from the top of Burj Khalifa

The building has the longest single-running elevator, which is 140 floors. The Burj Khalifa elevator speed is 10 meters per second, making the elevators among the fastest in the world. The Burj Khalifa elevator time to reach the observation deck on the 124th floor is only one minute.

Flight attendant of Fly Emirates standing on the top of Burj Khalifa for their company advertisement
Flight attendant of Fly Emirates standing on the top of Burj Khalifa for their company advertisement

An advertisement shoot for the FLY EMIRATES recently took place in Burj Khalifa, where a flight attendant stood on the top, shuffling placards with different messages about the services of the airline. After the last placard, the camera zooms out and she is seen standing on top of 828-meter-high Burj Khalifa.

Watch the video here:

In the BTS video, The woman featured in the ad is heard saying ‘Hi mom, I’m on top of the world’. The video then shows a crew surrounding the model and attaching safety ropes. The video also shows how the ad was planned and executed.

Watch behind the scenes video here: