Khalifa Tower, a modern marvel

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The city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has acquired a strong reputation as one of the world’s most attractive visitor destinations. Offering sensational shopping opportunities, a host of sightseeing attractions and a warm sunny climate it is not surprising that Dubai has established itself as one of the most appealing cities in the Middle East.

One of the Emirate’s most impressive constructions is the spectacular Khalifa Tower which has the distinction of being the world’s tallest manmade building. Employing state of the art design and the latest cutting-edge technologies this amazing construction showcases Dubai as one of the foremost locations of the 21st century.

This amazing skyscraper stands an incredible 830 m in height, thereby surpassing all other human constructions anywhere in the world. The tower also holds many other records such as the skyscraper with the most number of floors, the world’s tallest elevator installation, the highest restaurant, the highest nightclub and amongst the highest swimming pools.

The design motifs of the Burj Khalifa are based on patterns and stylistic elements found in classical Islamic art and architecture. The viewer will see that the tower emulates the shape and design of minarets found in mosques, which often taper as they rise. This design also enables the architect to create numerous terraces and balconies which add to the appeal of the building.

Even the high spire of the building alone features in excess of 4,000 tonnes of high grade steel. However the appeal of this skyscraper does not rest on technology alone. According to the building’s architects over a thousand quality artworks would decorate the interior of the building. The palatial lobby of the building was intended to feature an extensive piece designed by the noted contemporary artist Jaume Plensa.

The building also boasts a host of designer residential apartments which offer the ultimate in luxury and prestige. Other key features include an exclusive restaurant, expansive swimming pools, corporate offices, a sky lobby and numerous observation decks.

The selective visitor desiring appealing UAE hotels should try out the accommodations of the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East. These fine Middle East hotels offer comfortable interiors and attentive hospitality.

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