Monday, 4 January 2010

Burj Dubai is Officially Open!

Hari ini adalah hari bersejarah bagi UAE, kerana Burj Dubai telah dirasmikan oleh Syeikh Mohammed. During the opening ceremony, Burj Dubai is renamed to Burj Khalifa in honour of Syeikh Khalifa bin Zayed, President of UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. Now, Burj Khalifa is officially the tallest building in the world which stand more than 828m high. So far, kami hanya tengok Burj Dubai from a distance maybe one day we'll take a closer look and visit its park.
Facts & Figures
  • The Burj, which stands at more than 828m high (2,716ft) and has more than 162 inhabitable floors, can be seen from 60 miles away
  • The top of the building features a public observation deck and shop. The world's highest mosque and swimming pool are located on the 158th and 76th floors
  • The tapering spire is made out of reinforced concrete, steel, stainless steel and glass. The exterior cladding of reflective glazing is designed to withstand Dubai's extreme summer temperatures
  • The building contains more than 1,000 apartments and 49 floors of office space, served by 57 lifts. There are a total of four swimming pools and a private library
  • A 160-room hotel carrying the Giorgio Armani logo will occupy the lower part of the tower
  • The foundations were dug to depths of 50m (164 ft).
    Source: Emaar/Reuters
Apa apa pun, Petronas Twin Tower is the best sebab ianya di Malaysia, tanah air tercinta :)

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