In 2008, the emirate inaugurated the world's tallest skyscraper. Reaching a height of 828 metres, the Burj Khalifa has become the symbol of Dubai around the world in just ten years. Located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, the building belongs to the Emaar group, one of Dubai's property giants.
For the record, the tower was originally named Burj Dubai, and was renamed on the day of its inauguration as a tribute to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyane, ruler of the emirate federation, who came to wipe out the debts of the financial crisis that was underway during the opening period. The impressive tower is inevitably the first must-see in Dubai. In fact, you can go inside to visit it, or even sleep in the hotel inside, the Armani Hotel.