Formerly referred to as Burj Dubai (translated into "The Tower of Dubai"), the world's tallest building in Dubai was re-named as Burj Khalifa within the wake of the New Year in January 2010. This name modification came just days before the grand opening of the globe's tallest skyscraper which sits in the guts of the "New Dubai Downtown".
This name modification just before the opening of the building on January fourth 2010 comes amidst a deep economic swamp in the State of Dubai. In fact, things got thus unhealthy for the indebted sovereign fund of Dubai that it nearly went bankrupt in December 2009 however neighboring Abu Dhabi stepped in bailed out the city. Some say that this led to the amendment in the building's name from Burj Dubai to Burj Khalifa. The new name honors Abu Dhabi's ruler Khalifa bin Zayed.
At the top Burj Khalifa in Dubai itself is created up of high-category residential residences (residences), the luxurious Armani Hotel, four magnificent pools, high-tech office house, an exclusive residents' lounge and an elite cigar club, not to mention state-of-the-art fitness amenities for its residents and an observatory.
Some exceptional facts regarding Burj Khalifa, the planet's tallest building:
At the top Burj Khalifa will only hold the title of "the globe's tallest building" for so long. In 2014, China is anticipated to complete the development of the Shanghai Tower. The final and official height for the Shanghai Tower has not nonetheless been released though it is predicted to be a minimum of 2000 feet and therefore the builders are trying to increase it to induce the title of the world's tallest building.
At the top Burj Khalifa is typically mistaken for Burj Al Arab, which is really a hotel with 202 suites and is rated as a 7-star hotel. Nightly rates vary from $2,000 a night to over $30,000 a night creating Burj Al Arab one in all the most expensive hotels in the globe.