By Mukesh Kamal  www.khaleejtimes.com

It was a harmonious blend of dreams and science that made Burj Khalifa a reality. With over 2,716.5 feet and over 160 floors that are habitable, the Burj holds several records.

Flamenco dancers at the Burj ... by evening the area becomes lively and performers from all over the world entertain visitors
Flamenco dancers at the Burj ... by evening the area becomes lively and performers from all over the world entertain visitors

It is the tallest building and tallest free-standing structure in the world, has the highest number of storeys (in addition to the 160 habitable floors, it has 46 maintenance levels in the spire and two parking levels in the basement making it 206 floors in total) and highest outdoor observation deck in the world and has an elevator with the longest travel distance. More info and photos

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