Five Photos: Burj Tower in Dubai, World’s Tallest Building

Lists: The Burj Khalifa just opened. At 2,717 feet, it casts a long shadow.

01.04.10 | 4:09 PM ET

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View of Dubai skyline and Burj Tower.

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Illuminated scene around the new Burj Tower.

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Several Emiratis walk past the building today.

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The view from the observation deck on the 124th floor reveals a looming shadow.


Fireworks explode around the Burj Dubai Tower during the opening ceremony.

8 Comments for Five Photos: Burj Tower in Dubai, World’s Tallest Building

Chris 01.04.10 | 9:03 PM ET

My feeling about this is some combination of awe and disgust. Awe at the scale of the project and the vision; disgust at the sheer excess it represents.

Spot Cool Travel 01.05.10 | 12:38 AM ET

That top photo is incredible. Those buildings that the Burj towers over are pretty tall in their own right.

tourist 01.06.10 | 6:23 AM ET

I guess you can see how round earth is from there!

Travel Blogs 01.07.10 | 7:31 AM ET

That’s Amazing!! O my that opening ceremony was better than New Years

Maggie 01.07.10 | 4:22 PM ET

Absolutely amazing! Although I’ve heard the sway at the top is 5 ft…now that’s incredible!

Dubai Downtown Hotels 01.13.10 | 6:56 PM ET

I have heard that we can see the border of surrounding countries from its it true?

leewilcox 01.21.10 | 7:16 PM ET

This tower in dubai is awesome, (to say the least), and can only hope to visit it someday!!

Dona 02.09.10 | 8:47 PM ET

We enjoyed an Arabian style dinner at one of the restaurants at the foot of the Burj Khalifa.  The fountains were beautiful and so was the tower.  The dinner was fabulous.  A must do if you are in Dubai.

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