UAE Dubai Burj Khalifa {Top of the World: 830m} Panorama by KWOT

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Burj Khalifa (Arabic: برج خليفة‎), known also as Burj Dubai, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m.

Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010, and is part of the new 2 km2 (490-acre) development called Downtown Dubai at the 'First Interchange' along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district.

In March 2009, Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman of the project's developer, Emaar Properties, said office space pricing at Burj Khalifa reached US$4,000 per sq ft (over US$43,000 per m²) and the Armani Residences, also in Burj Khalifa, sold for US$3,500 per sq ft (over US$37,500 per m²). He estimated the total cost for the project to be about US$1.5 billion.

The project's completion coincided with the global financial crisis of 2007–2012, and with vast overbuilding in the country; this led to high vacancies and foreclosures. With Dubai mired in debt from its huge ambitions, the government was forced to seek multibillion dollar bailouts from its oil-rich neighbor Abu Dhabi. Subsequently, in a surprise move at its opening ceremony, the tower was renamed Burj Khalifa, said to honour the UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his crucial support.

Due to the slumping demand in Dubai's property market, the rents in the Burj Khalifa plummeted 40% some ten months after its opening. Out of 900 apartments in the tower, 825 were still empty at that time. By October 2012, Emaar reported that around 80% of the apartments were occupied.

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Comments (437)

KWO Tsoumenis on September 29, 2013

Volkert Weidl

Deep thanks Volkert for the comment

and the YS:1O9 + L:216.

Best greetings, Kostas :-)

Rainer2 on October 1, 2013

Works for me. Very nice. Well photographed. Like

KWO Tsoumenis on October 1, 2013


I'm thankful 2 U 4 the comment & the L:218 :-)

Edward Galagan on October 1, 2013

I Like!


Edward Galagan

KWO Tsoumenis on October 1, 2013

Edward Galagan

Thank U 4 the L:219 :-)

omid&Arman 2 on October 15, 2013

بسیار زیبا

L +♥YS♥ ♥傘با آرزوی موفقیت 傘♥

KWO Tsoumenis on October 15, 2013

omid&Arman 2

Deep thanks for the comment

and the YS:11O + L:22O.

Best greetings, Kostas :-)

b.e.r.n.d. on October 16, 2013

YSL - a long one... Best wishes - Bernd

KWO Tsoumenis on October 16, 2013


Deep thanks Bernd for the comment

and the YS:111 + L:222.

Best wishes, Kostas :-)

KWO Tsoumenis on October 20, 2013

Ana Ciornei

Thank you very much Ana for the comment & the L:223 :-)

KWO Tsoumenis on October 23, 2013



mg1744 on October 29, 2013

I suspect since it opened, the Burj Khalifa is the most photographed building in the world which makes it all the more difficult to take an original photo, but you have accomplished it Kostas. Favorite112.

Greetings, Mark

KWO Tsoumenis on October 31, 2013


I think U R right ~

Thank U very much Mark, 4 the comment

& the YS:112.

Best regards, Kostas :-)

Alexey Duжnikov on April 26, 2014

Grand city skyline . L+f and my best wishes from the Far East of Russia

KWO Tsoumenis on April 26, 2014


Deep thanks for your comment

and the YS:112 (2) + L:226.

Best greetings, Kostas :-)

KWO Tsoumenis on July 29, 2015

I'm thankful

2 all friends

4 the comment

& the gifts YSs:112 (2) + Ls:229 :-)

KWO Tsoumenis on August 30, 2015

Thank you friends

for the > 1OO.OOO total views :-)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 20, 2012
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    by KWO Tsoumenis
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
    • Taken on 2012/10/24 11:41:41
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 6.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash