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World Records
set by Burj Khalifa


Highest structure ever built

Warsaw Radio Tower

Highest building

Taipei 101 (Taiwan)

Highest freestanding structure

CN Tower (Canada)

Most floors

160 are habitable (that number is the one to use for the record). In addition, there are inhabitable floors used for mechanical purposes (such as air conditioning equipment). If you count those, there are 206 floors.

Highest observation deck

The Khalifa Observatory is on the 124th floor, giving you a 100-kilometer (60-mile) view on a crystal clear day.

Highest restaurant

Prices in the 122nd floor Atmosphere restaurant are sky high, too.

Fastest elevator

It takes just 60 seconds to reach the 124th-floor observatory - and the ride is virtually silent. Besides speed, the elevators travel the greatest vertical distance in a building.


Other highest world records include swimming pool, mosque, living space, office space, and broadcast station.

Burj Khalifa
floor functions

Basement 1 & 2  Parking and mechanical
Ground  Hotel and Concourse
1–8  Hotel
9–16  Residential
17–18  Mechanical
19–37  Residential
38–39  Hotel suites
40–42  Mechanical
43  Sky Lobby
44–72  Residential
76  Sky Lobby
77–108  Residential
109–110  Mechanical
111–121  Corporate Suites
122  Restaurant
123  Sky Lobby
124  Observatory
125–135  Corporate Suites
136–138  Mechanical
139–154  Corporate Suites
155  Mechanical
156–159  Communication and Broadcast
160–206  Mechanical

All the approximately 1000 apartments are luxury class, as are the many rooms and suites in the hotel. The spa, restaurants and stores are upscale. And the office floors are state of the art.

Burj Khalifa
tips and insights

Temperature variance

The Burj Khalifa is so high that the air temperature on the top of the building is noticeably colder than on ground level.

Building framework

While modern skyscrapers commonly have steel-frame structures, the Burj Khalifa mainly has a heavy reinforced concrete structure for added strength

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