Is Burj Khalifa a hotel or a residential building?

Burj Khalifa is known as a ‘vertical city’ and a ‘living wonder.’ The beauty and the elegance it represents is no wonder a treat to the eyes of Dubai’s residents and tourists. The Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC developed it. Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in this world, and it was built just in 1,325 days in the year 2010.

Burj Khalifa is gracefully situated amidst the deserts of Dubai, and it honors the city by being an epitome of flawless craftsmanship and a splendid form of art.


Burj Khalifa is a place where everyone wants to go at least once in their lifetime to experience the royalness and luxury it offers. Burj Khalifa has 1.85 million square feet of residential space and over 300,000 square feet of prime office space. In addition to this, some area of the Burj Khalifa is occupied by the Armani Residences and Armani Hotels. Many facilities are included in the great experience offered by the Burj; there are four swimming pools, excluding the pool in the Hotel, lounges for homeowners and office owners, health and wellness facilities, and many more.

By being a Hotel and a Residence to many people, Burj Khalifa has become not only the most famous tourist destination but a place where people want to live and experience its luxury on an everyday basis. The tallest free-standing structure in the world has 160 habitable storeys.

Different Wings of Burj Khalifa

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1. The Lounge

The top three levels 152, 153 and 154 is collectively know as ‘The Lounge.’ A visit to this luxurious lounge will cost you 749 AED. It is at a height of 585 meters above sea level.

2. Burj Khalifa Sky Lounge and Observatory Desk

This sky lounge is on the 148th level and all visitors are allowed on this level. The ticket to this level is available for 379 AED. It is highest observatory deck in the world.

3. Corporate Suites

 A total of 37 levels have been set aside as corporate suites in the Burj Khalifa. They are levels 111 – 121, 125 – 135, 139 – 147, and 149 – 154. There are facilities of valet parking for guests and visitors, express lifts that take visitors directly to the lounge lobby and meeting place at Level 123.

4.The Residences

Burj Khalifa is home to a select few. About 900 residences, including one, two, three, four-bedroom apartments and studios are available. The Residential part of Burj Khalifa, is designed for the connoisseur. From levels 19-108, the homes are spread across the tower. Residents can avail complementary amenities and services including the use of the exclusive Sky Lobbies on Levels 43, 76 and 123, amazing gyms, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, jacuzzis and a recreation room for organizing events.

5. Armani Hotel

The Armani Hotel targets connoisseurs who value style and elegance. From textile to fabric, from the elegant rooms to the lobby designs, everything is a signature design of the fashion legend Giorgio Armani. The Hotel offers 160 rooms to its guests and suites as well. In addition to this, the restaurants offers fine dining and world-class swimming pools and spas as well.

6. Armani Residence

The Armani Residence is personally designed by Giorgio Armani with elegance and style. It is located on levels 9 to 16 which reflects Armani’s style and his personal approach to magificient designs. The Armani residence highlights the minimalistic and smooth furnishings with the focus on luminious setting.

The Burj Khalifa was designed with the mixed model with 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 19 residential skyscrapers, the Dubai Mall, 7.5 acres of parkland, and the 30 acres artificial Burj Khalifa Lake. The main idea behind this model was to increase and attract more international recognition and investment. The Sheikh Mohd. who was behind this magnificent idea of the construction of Burj Khalifa said that he wanted to put Dubai on the map with something sensational.

Burj Khalifa is thus a Hotel, a Residential building and much more. Know the many fortunate people who have the privilege of owing a residence in this amazing building.

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