The monumental skyscraper is 828m tall, it has 162 floors. The building is provided with 57 elevators and 8 escalators. The architectonic design of the Burdj Khalifa comes from the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, renowned company from Chicago. The Emaar Properties was the developer. The building is a part of the project worth over 20 billion US dollars. Apart from the Burdj Khalifa, the project comprises other buildings: a large shopping center and an artificial lake which surrounds this group of structures. There are some 1200 shops in the shopping mall. Its best decoration is the world's largest fountain. In the surrounding area you will come across other tourist attractions, such as the Disney residential area with architecture that reminds old Arabia.
The Burdj Khalifa skyscraper is the hotel (on 37 floors) . The other 63 floors are designed for 700 luxurious apartments and offices. The top of the building is used by telecommunication companies. There is an observation platform on the 124th floor - and it is no surprise that it is the highest observation deck in the world. The 78th floor is a swimming pool.