Friday, November 20, 2009

A proud moment - Burj Dubai

As a grown-up who spent his childhood in Dubai, my heart swelled with pride when I read that the new building Burj Dubai is the tallest skyscraper in the world.

Here are some other interesting statistics:
Height: 800+ meters
Floors: 160 floors
World's fastest elevators - 64kmph
15,000-strong workforce, mainly from India
Premises has a musical fountain that is the same height as a 50 story building

Dubai has changed a lot over these past years and its transformation into a world-class city is the greatest story never told. I am sure that one day the UAE will be given more power and visibility in the International stage. A big thannks to the ruling Sheikh family and the expatriate population for helping the UAE reach where it has today.

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