Watch The Sunset Twice From The World’s Tallest Building

Samuel Reason - May 15th, 2020

It sounds completely crazy but if you are high enough, then you can watch the sunset happen twice in one day. You may think that would surely never be possible, but if you are a resident of Dubai or ever visiting the city, then just head over to the Burj Khalifa. This skyscraper is currently the world’s tallest building and contains residences, hotel accommodations, and businesses. It also is home to two of the world’s most popular observation decks: because who doesn’t enjoy looking down at the world from a massive height?

Looking down upon the city of Dubai from the Burj Khalifa, you may be mistaken into thinking you are playing with legos. The Burj Khalifa is a record 828 meters tall, that is over 2,716 feet, it contains over 160 stories and holds multiple world records. Not only is it the tallest building in the world, but it is also the tallest free-standing structure, the highest number of stories in the world, the highest occupied floor in the world, the elevator with the longest travel distance, the tallest service elevator in the world and lastly, claims the record of the highest outdoor observation deck also!

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest structure and building since it was completed in 2009, primarily built out of concrete. It was built as the government of Dubai wanted to diversify its economy and start to invest in things other than oil. It serves as a way for Dubai to attract international business and achieve international recognition for other things than oil.

At one point during the architectural process, the developers ran into financial difficulties, however, Sheikh Khalifa who is the ruler of the United Arab Emirates granted them financial aid and funding. As a result, this is why the building holds his name. Unfortunately, the building itself has made little to no profit, however, the downtown Dubai area that sprung up because of the skyscraper has been booming. All the developments and malls built around the Burj Khalifa have been highly successful.

And then, of course, there is one of the main tourist attractions: seeing the sunset twice. You have to be able to move up the building extremely fast to see the sunset twice. This is possible by the form of a glass elevator on the outside of the building, allowing you to zoom to the top and watch the sunset for a second time.

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