6th Anniversary Celebrations
Described as a ‘Vertical City’ and ‘A Living Wonder,’ Burj Khalifa, developed by Dubai based Emaar Properties PJSC, is the world’s tallest building. It has been hailed as a ‘Global Icon’ by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, an honour bestowed on tall structures only once in 10 or 15 years.
Rising gracefully from the desert, Burj Khalifa honours the city with its extraordinary union of art, engineering and meticulous craftsmanship. At 828 metres (2,716.5 ft), the 200-plus storey Burj Khalifa has 160 habitable levels, the most of any building in the world. The tower was inaugurated on January 4, 2010, to coincide with the fourth anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum as the Ruler of Dubai.
Arguably the world’s most prestigious address, Burj Khalifa is responsible for a number of world firsts. The tower became the world’s tallest man-made structure just 1,325 days after excavation work started in January 2004. Burj Khalifa utilised a record-breaking 330,000 cubic metres of concrete, 39,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement, 103,000 square metres of glass and 15,500 square metres of embossed stainless steel. The tower took 22 million man hours to build.
With a total built-up area of 5.67 million square feet, Burj Khalifa features 1.85 million square feet of residential space and over 300,000 square feet of prime office space. That is in addition to the area occupied by the Armani Hotel Dubai and the Armani Residences. Over 1,000 pieces of art by prominent International and Middle Eastern artists adorn the interiors of Burj Khalifa and the surrounding Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.
The tower holds seven Guinness World Records, including At the Top, Burj Khalifa Sky, the world’s highest observation deck at level 148. A must-see attraction, it offers breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding emirates.
As part of its commitment to promote UAE landmarks locally and internationally, and in recognition of their vital role in national development, Emirates Post Group has issued a set of commemorative stamps to mark the 6th Anniversary of Burj Khalifa.