By Parag Deulgaonkar www.emirates247.com
Burj Khalifa was official opened and became the world’s tallest tower on January 4, 2010. This year on January 4, the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, the super skyscraper completes four years and continues to remain the undisputable leader of tall towers globally.
Unveiling the nameplate on January 4, 2010, Sheikh Mohammed said: “We built the high rise for people with strong will and determination. The highest point in the world should be linked to the big names and I announce today the opening of Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed.”
He added: “Today, the UAE has put a new spotlight on the world map.”
“Emaar had but one inspiration, the unflagging enthusiasm set in motion by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, who inspires us to reach for the stars,” the developer states on its official website.
Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar, states on the website: “Burj Khalifa is the Arab world’s tribute to the art and science of modern engineering and design. Burj Khalifa symbolises the aesthetic unison of many cultures – from Arabia and the rest of the world.”
The world’s tallest building… a living wonder… stunning work of art… incomparable feat of engineering. Burj Khalifa is all that.
“In concept and execution, Burj Khalifa has no peer,” Emaar states. More info