Bringing Burj Khalifa to life required a combination of visionary ideals and solid science. In the process, the project amassed an awe-inspiring number of facts, figures, and statistics.

World Records

At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:

  • Tallest building in the world

  • Tallest free-standing structure in the world

  • Highest number of stories in the world

  • Highest occupied floor in the world

  • Highest outdoor observation deck in the world

  • Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world

  • Tallest service elevator in the world



Tallest of the Supertall

Not only is Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building, it has also broken two other impressive records: tallest structure, previously held by the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, and tallest free-standing structure, previously held by Toronto’s CN Tower. The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has established 3 criteria to determine what makes a tall building tall. Burj Khalifa wins by far in all three categories. 

Height to architectural top
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building. This includes spires, but does not include antennae, signage, flagpoles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely used and is used to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat rankings of the Tallest Buildings in the World.

Highest occupied floor
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest continually occupied floor within the building. Maintenance areas are not included.

Height to tip
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element. This includes antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment. 




What's Inside

At the Top, Burj Khalifa
Observation deck on level 124 
 
At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa
Fine dining restaurant on level 122 
 
The Residence
900 Burj Khalifa residences 
 
The Corporate Suites
37 office floors 
 
Armani Hotel Dubai
160 guestrooms and suites 
 
Armani Residences Dubai
144 private residences 
 
The Park
11 hectares park, 6 water features
3000 underground parking spaces 
 
The Club
4-storey fitness and recreation annex