Dubai's Burj Khalifa peeks out of the early morning fog 17 Oct 2017
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At 828 metres (2,717ft), Dubai's Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It is nearly 200 metres taller than the world's second tallest building, the Shanghai Tower. Architect Adrian Smith designed the 160-floor structure. He took inspiration from the desert-dwelling Hymenocallis flower. Imitating the flower, three lobes emerge from a central stem, making up the Burj Khalifa. Traditional Islamic architecture is also incorporated into the design. The Burj Khalifa is best appreciated from a distance, where you can truly appreciate its staggering height. Tour Dubai's architectural highlights on Insight Guides' Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Bigger, Better and Taller.
This article was originally published on 23rd February, 2016