Burj Khalifa has done the #10yearchallenge

The tallest building in the world took to Instagram to show what it looked like in 2009

Burj Khalifa has done the #10yearchallenge

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard about the #10yearchallenge.

Now Burj Khalifa has joined in on the fun, putting up a post on the @BurjKhalifa Instagram account with a split picture of what it looked like in 2009 and how it looks today.

As the picture shows, Dubai has gone through an incredible transformation over the past decade, especially in the surrounding Downtown Dubai district.

“We wouldn’t be here without the contributions of every single one of our employees. This is what 10 years of their hard work looks like”, the post says.

The #10yearchallenge is a viral internet challenge that has seen people around the world posting a photo of themselves from a decade ago alongside what they look like now. We’re happy to see Burj Khalifa take to the internet’s latest viral hit.

Standing at 828 metres tall, with 24,348 windows and the longest vertical elevator journey in the world, Burj Khalifa has been the tallest building in the world since 2008.

That’s an amazing feat seeing how it only started construction back in 2004.

Over the past ten years, the iconic tower has given us some spectacular firework shows for New Year and amazing LED light shows throughout 2018.

It was even the star of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol when Tom Cruise scaled the building. He even climbed to the very top during the shoot.

There are many ways to make the most out of the building, including the world’s tallest restaurant At.mosphere Lounge sitting on floor 122. It has a top view that makes the rest of the world look flat.

There’s also At The Top, a tour that lets guests visit the world’s highest observation desk with an outdoor terrace at 555 metres, and gives them the chance to experience the world’s fastest double-deck elevators.

The tallest building in the world has seen a lot of love lately, with Ladurée in The Dubai Mall creating a huge, edible Burj Khalifa made entirely out of hundreds of macarons.

Dubai isn’t done constructing the tallest buildings in the world, as the world’s next tallest tower, Dubai Creek Tower, is set to be over 1,000 metres tall. Check out all you need to know here.

There will also be another super-tall tower named the Uptown Tower coming up near JLT, and it will mimic the brilliance of diamonds.

You’re looking as great as always, Burj Khalifa.
Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai www.burjkhalifa.ae.

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