Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Burj Dubai or Burj Khalifa

Congratulations Dubains….you have once again made it. The launch of Burj Dubai with pomp and show makes this astonishing 828 metres building the highest man made structure in the world.

While a part of media may have criticized the launch, the tower was proudly holding its esteem in surpassing all the world records. Salute to the worker’s who have given their life in building this monster and when one stands on the top of the building you can only imagine the thousands who worked on it.

This is certainly Dubai’s quintessence: The Dubai Dream!

An observation deck on the 124th floor opens to the public Tuesday, with adult tickets starting at 100 dirhams. You may buy the tickets at Dubai Mall.

The most surprising element of the launch was the unexpected rebranding of the tower from Burj Dubai to Burj Khalifa. Some thoughts to dwell upon: -
  • Upon doing a quick research on the Internet it was found that burjkhalifa.com was just registered today - a last minute decision?
  • On entering the website it says “Under Constuction. (the website, not the tower)”
  • burjkhalifa.ae has also been registered today today sometime in the evening.
The next question that is being raised by many people: will the Burj Down Town be renamed to Khalifa Down Town?

What do you prefer to call the world’s tallest tower?


  1. It could be that someone else who could hav booked the burjkhalifa.com besides Emaar or the Govt. Point to be noted (my lord;) ), is the official entrance (the one thats right nxt to the Dubai Mall entrance) of the tower has the name Burj Khalifa in permanent letters as in big aluminum/steel blocks with underlighting etc.

    So, no the name change could not hav been that much of a last minute change.

  2. Dear Gouri..

    Appreciate your opinion..you are right in one way that BurjKhalifa.com may have been registered by an anonymous person..but again the site was registered prior to the launch of the event
    Date and time the domail was registered
    Creation date: 04 Jan 2010 15:59:33
    Expiration date: 04 Jan 2011 15:59:33

    ..so was the info leaked out..?



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