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Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa (Arabic: برج خليفة‎, Arabic for "Khalifa Tower"; pronounced English: /ˈbɜːr kəˈlfə/), known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With a total height of and a roof height (excluding antenna) of , the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest structure in the world since its topping out in late 2008. It is also called "Burj Dubai" for being the tallest building in the United Arab Emirates. It was later named "Burj Khalifa" on the 3rd anniversary in 2011.

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An interactive panorama taken from the top of the Burj Khalifa

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