By Kevin Scott, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
Dubai. A Dubai resident has built a replica of the Burj Khalifa out of 160,000 phone cards.
Manoj Khira spent over Dh110,000 over the last six months reconstructing the world’s tallest building.
The 28-year-old hospitality worker said: “I have been living in Dubai for 27 years and I wanted to do this for both the city and myself. My father, who has been living here for 45 years, was also a big inspiration.”
Khira even visited the real Burj Khalifa to learn how the iconic building was constructed.
He added: “This is my third attempt at building the tower. The first two times, the structure kept tilting and falling. But I visited the Burj Khalifa and officials there gave me helpful advice.”
Khira separated the phone cards into bundles and made them into bricks using tape.
Khira has contacted the Burj Khalifa to see if they would be interested in displaying the structure, which is around 3.6 metres tall. Representatives from the Guinness World Records are also due to visit Khira’s home within the next few weeks.