As we all know, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa set records (yet-to-be-beaten world records, it must be said) as being the world’s tallest tower when it opened to the public in January 2010.
And Dubai loves breaking a good World Record (in fact, we’ve rounded up some of the best ones here). Put the two together, and you’ve got a record-smashing machine that gobbles up accolades for breakfast.
Yes, many of them involve being the “tallest [something]”, but there are more than you’d think, so we’ve rounded up some of the best ones.
Highest fireworks on a building
More than 1.6 tonnes of fireworks were released from the Burj Khalifa on New Year’s Eve 2015.
Most expensive billboard
A 30-second advert featuring an XDubai jetpacking stuntman cost US$15,000 (Dhs55,000) back in 2012.
Tallest man-made structure on land
828 metres tall.
Tallest man-made structure on land ever
Still 828 metres tall.
Yes, still 828 metres tall.
Highest residential apartments
Some 385 metres above ground level
Highest lounge in the world
The Lounge, Burj Khalifa stands at an incomparable height of 585.36m
Highest base jump from a building
Fearless base jumpers Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet leapt from the 828-metre pinnacle of the tower in April 2014.
Largest light and sound show on a single building
The Light Up 2018 New Year’s Eve light show saw the Burj Khalifa saw 109,252 square metres of the Burj Khalifa’s façade light up simultaneously in a record-break laser show. Spectacular.