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LoverOfDubai Jan 10, 2010 4:42 AM


Originally Posted by Duffstuff129 (Post 4642780)
The problem most likely that there just aren't enough elevators that go that high. A generous estimate puts about 4-5 elevators on the top floors, which simply isn't enough for the large amount of traffic that would be moving up and down.

Also, if there were multiple floors of observation deck, most people would crowd on the highest observation floor.

I think I read somewhere that they will keep the number of people in the observation deck controlled by only allowing the same number of people to enter the observation deck as leave (to ensure the place does not get too crowded). Not sure if this is true or not.

To Administrator/Moderator:
Please correct thread title. The correct spelling is without the "h" at the end: Burj Khalifa.

gttx Jan 10, 2010 7:21 PM

GO_UAE Jan 10, 2010 8:04 PM

Huge hail thunderstorm filled with lightning over Dubai at the moment and i hear from family over in Dubai that Burj Khalifa is constantly being hit by lightning !

I hope we get some picutres here tomorrow morning by our loved Dubai photographers :D

Pink means Hail

FREKI Jan 10, 2010 8:20 PM

Some amazing pics here!!!

Imre Jan 14, 2010 12:48 PM


Burj Khalifa , aka Burj Dubai

ungerdog Jan 14, 2010 2:06 PM


Originally Posted by Duffstuff129 (Post 4642780)
Lack of nature? This city is not only surrounded by extremely "natural" desert, but is home to extensive watered (if wastful) parks with a plethora of both native and non-native trees. Dubai has a weird juxtaposition between small amounts of high density developed areas, tons of desert, and a good amount of oasis-like park areas.

Obviously he was talking about the lack of green. You can't think he was saying the desert isn't natural.

jsr Jan 19, 2010 4:56 AM

Are there any 2-D scale drawings out there that show the landscaping and grounds surrounding the tower?

I'm looking for a view that encompasses what is shown in the picture below. That particular drawing is a couple of years old, and from what I am seeing in the construction photos, it doesn't quite match what is actually being built.

Is there anything similar, but more up-to-date?

Original image from

Imre Jan 21, 2010 5:22 PM


Burj Khalifa ,aka Burj Dubai

Imre Jan 23, 2010 5:21 PM


Burj Khalifa, aka Burj Dubai

OneWorldTradeCenter Jan 23, 2010 5:33 PM

Its a beautiful building, my personal fovourite outside of the U.S.:)

Imre Jan 25, 2010 4:34 PM


Burj Khalifa , aka Burj Dubai

Alpha Feb 1, 2010 7:48 PM

What is in the upmost sections of Burj Khalifa, above the 160th floor?
Equipment for broadcasting? How is the water supply of upper floors realized? Is there a water tank in the upmost floors, which would be also sensitive as reservoir for fire brigades? Or is the water directly pumped to the upmost floors?
Is there also equipment used by secret services ( for radio espionage of Iran) installed at Burj Khalifa?

new.slang Feb 8, 2010 9:02 PM

it's closed now

northbay Feb 9, 2010 4:08 AM

anyone out there care?! ITS CLOSED!!

and not only that, they're not saying why!

Vicelord John Feb 9, 2010 6:36 PM

I'd also love to know if anyone has insider info.

ethereal_reality Feb 9, 2010 6:42 PM

GO_UAE Feb 9, 2010 7:19 PM

:ahhh: :ahhh: :ahhh: :ahhh: :ahhh: :ahhh:

halp halp halp !

Must of been Osama bin laden , i think im very scared.

M II A II R II K Feb 9, 2010 7:53 PM


Originally Posted by Vicelord John (Post 4690023)
I'd also love to know if anyone has insider info.

Hard to get inside if it's closed.

Aleks Feb 9, 2010 11:27 PM

i thought it was light problem, like with the wiring or something?

uaarkson Feb 10, 2010 12:58 AM

It's just the observation deck, folks.

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