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    You can see The Burj Khalifa through Virtual Reality

    You can see The Burj Khalifa through Virtual Reality

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    The World’s tallest building. A living wonder. A Stunning work of art. An incomparable feat of engineering. Burj Khalifa is all that. In concept and execution, Burj Khalifa has no peer. More than just the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa is an unprecedented example of international cooperation, a symbolic beacon of progress, and an emblem of the new, dynamic and prosperous Middle East.

    It is also tangible proof of Dubai’s growing role in a changing world. In fewer than 30 years, this city has transformed itself from a regional centre to a global one. This success was not based on oil reserves, but on reserves of human talent, ingenuity and initiative. Burj Khalifa embodies that vision.

    Emaar Properties PJSC is the Master Developer of Burj Khalifa and is also one of the largest real estate companies in the world. Mr. Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “Burj Khalifa goes beyond its imposing physical specifications. In Burj Khalifa, we see the triumph of Dubai’s vision of attaining the seemingly impossible and setting new benchmarks. It is a source of inspiration for every one of us at Emaar. The project is a declaration of the Emirate’s capabilities and of the resolve of its leaders and people to work hand-in-hand on truly awe-inspiring projects.

    Emaar had but one inspiration, the unflagging enthusiasm set in motion by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who inspires us to reach for the stars.

    Bringing Burj Khalifa to life required a combination of visionary ideals and solid science. In the process, the project amassed an awe-inspiring number of facts, figures, and statistics.

    World Records

    At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:

    Tallest building in the world

    Tallest free-standing structure in the world

    Highest number of stories in the world

    Highest occupied floor in the world

    Highest outdoor observation deck in the world

    Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world

    Tallest service elevator in the world

    Tallest of the Supertall

    Not only is Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building but it has also broken two other impressive records: tallest structure, previously held by the KVLY-TV mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, and tallest free-standing structure, previously held by Toronto’s CN Tower. The Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has established 3 criteria to determine what makes a tall building tall. Burj Khalifa wins by far in all three categories.

    Height to architectural top

    Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building. This includes spires but does not include antennae, signage, flagpoles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely used and is used to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat rankings of the Tallest Buildings in the World.

    Highest occupied floor

    Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest continually occupied floor within the building. Maintenance areas are not included.

    Height to tip

    Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element. This includes antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment.

    Architecture

    The architecture features a triple-lobed footprint, an abstraction of the Hymenocallis flower. The tower is composed of three elements arranged around a central core. The modular, Y-shaped structure, with setbacks along each of its three wings, provides an inherently stable configuration for the structure and provides good floor plates for residential. Twenty-six helical levels decrease the cross-section of the tower incrementally as it spirals skyward.

    The central core emerges at the top and culminates in a sculpted spire. A Y-shaped floor plan maximizes views of the Arabian Gulf. Viewed from the base or the air, Burj Khalifa is evocative of the onion domes prevalent in Islamic architecture.

    Wind Tunnel Testing

    Over 40 wind tunnel tests were conducted on Burj Khalifa to examine the effects the wind would have on the tower and its occupants. These ranged from initial tests to verify the wind climate of Dubai, to large structural analysis models and facade pressure tests, to micro-climate analysis of the effects at terraces and around the tower base. Even the temporary conditions during the construction stage were tested with the tower cranes on the tower to ensure safety at all times.

    Wind Tunnel Testing

    Over 40 wind tunnel tests were conducted on Burj Khalifa to examine the effects the wind would have on the tower and its occupants. These ranged from initial tests to verify the wind climate of Dubai, to large structural analysis models and facade pressure tests, to micro-climate analysis of the effects at terraces and around the tower base. Even the temporary conditions during the construction stage were tested with the tower cranes on the tower to ensure safety at all times.

    Stack effect or chimney effect is a phenomenon that affects super-tall building design and arises from the changes in pressure and temperature with height. Special studies were carried on Burj Khalifa to determine the magnitude of the changes that would have to be dealt with in the building design.

    Construction

    Excavation work began for Burj Khalifa in January 2004 and over the ensuing years to its completion; the building passed many important milestones on its goal to become the tallest man-made structure the world has ever seen. In just 1,325 days since excavation work started in January 2004, Burj Khalifa became the tallest free-standing structure in the world.

    Construction Highlights

    Over 45,000 m3 (58,900 cu yd) of concrete, weighing more than 110,000 tonnes were used to construct the concrete and steel foundation, which features 192 piles buried more than 50 m (164 ft) deep. Burj Khalifa’s construction will have used 330,000 m3 (431,600 cu yd) of concrete and 39,000 tonnes (43,000 ST; 38,000 LT) of steel rebar, and construction will have taken 22 million man-hours.

    The exterior cladding of Burj Khalifa began in May 2007 and was completed in September 2009. The vast project involved more than 380 skilled engineers and on-site technicians. At the initial stage of installation, the team progressed at the rate of about 20 to 30 panels per day and eventually achieved as many as 175 panels per day

    The tower accomplished a world record for the highest installation of an aluminium and glass façade with a height of 512 metres. The total weight of aluminium used on Burj Khalifa is equivalent to that of five A380 aircrafts and the total length of stainless steel bull nose fins is 293 times the height of Eiffel Tower in Paris.

    In November 2007, the highest reinforced concrete core walls were pumped using 80 MPa concrete from ground level. A vertical height of 601 metres. This smashed the previous pumping record on a building of 470m on Taipei 101; the world’s second tallest tower and the previous world record for vertical pumping of 532 metres for an extension to the Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant in 1994. The concrete pressure during pumping to this level was nearly 200 bars.

    The amount of rebar used for the tower is 31,400 metric tons – laid end to end this would extend over a quarter of the way around the world.

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    World’s largest tech show Gitex 2023

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    What is the theme of Gitex 2023?

    This is The Year To Imagine AI in Everything at GITEX – with artificial intelligence’s meteoric rise over the past 12 months affecting all aspects of our modern lives – the AI theme will weave seamlessly throughout the show.

    What is the entry fee for Gitex?

    So, let’s talk about the entrance fees for GITEX Global Dubai. While the cost of attending can vary depending on the type of pass you choose, it’s important to note that options suit different budgets and needs. For a basic one-day pass, prices typically start at around $299.

    What does Gitex stand for?

    of Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) is a global tech show, organised by, and taking place at, the Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates.

    What are the benefits of VIP pass in Gitex?

    For those seeking a more exclusive experience, GITEX Dubai also offers VIP passes, which provide additional benefits such as fast-track entry, exclusive access to VIP lounges, and priority seating at conference sessions.

    What is the world’s largest tech show?

    GITEX GLOBAL 2023

    Described as the “world’s largest tech show,” the much-anticipated GITEX GLOBAL 2023 has opened doors for its 43rd edition in Dubai. Gathering technology creators, investors, enthusiasts and startups, the five-day event is hosting hundreds of companies, including renowned brands, to exhibit their latest products.

    What is the theme of technology in 2023?

    Artificial intelligence will become more prevalent in 2023 with natural language processing and machine learning advancement. Artificial intelligence can better understand us and perform more complex tasks using this technology. It is estimated that 5G will revolutionize the way we live and work in the future.

    What do you wear to GITEX?

    Wear Comfortable Clothes

    Make sure you wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Sure it’s a business event and you need to put your best foot forward, but if you’re sweating so much you could wring out your shirt, and you can’t walk in a straight line because your new shoes are pinching, that’s not going to do it either.

    Who should attend GITEX?

    GITEX 2023 is expected to draw tens of thousands of attendees, including entrepreneurs, technologists, IT enthusiasts, and business professionals, making it an exceptional venue for meaningful connections and one-on-one discussions about the transformative potential of technology.

    What happens at GITEX?

    Gitex typically hosts a series of conferences, seminars, and workshops featuring industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators. These events cover various technology-related topics and offer insights into emerging trends and challenges.

    Where is Gitex Global 2023?

    The Dubai World Trade Centre, historically called Sheikh Rashid Tower, is a 38-storey and a height 184 m skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which was erected in 1979. It is a purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions. The building is featured on the 100 dirham bank note.

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    Largest tech and startup show in the world “Gitex”

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    Gitex-2023

    This year’s GITEX GLOBAL will be the 43rd edition of the most established and iconic large scale exhibition in the world – providing a gateway for tech creators, investors and enthusiasts to collaborate for over 4 decades.

    The surge in global demand has rallied GITEX GLOBAL – The world’s largest tech show, scaling even bigger this year across two mega venues, Dubai World Trade Centre & Dubai Harbour – covering a ground-breaking 41 halls of exhibition space, housing tech powerhouses & revolutionary startups within AI, Cybersecurity, Mobility, Sustainable Tech and much more.

    Get ready for 5 full days of enthralling conferences, live-action workshops, matched concierge networking and business partnerships as well as discovering the latest tech in use and unseen by the masses.

    Getting to Dubai Harbour from DWTC

    Shuttle Buses (FREE)

    Get to Dubai Harbour from GITEX GLOBAL with frequent and free shuttle buses that run all day, every day

    Time10:00 – 18:00
    FrequencyEvery 15 min
    Pick Up PointsArena Plaza (next to Hall 1) and Convention Gate (Hall 8)
    CostFree

    FAST-TRACK

    TaxiDedicated taxi pick up points at GITEX GLOBAL with a fast-track lane for all Dubai Harbour visitor.
    LocationTransportation Hub

    CAREEM (Discount)

    CareemUse your exclusive discount code for
    20% Off on all Careem Journeys (T&Cs apply)
    LocationPick up / drop o Transportation Hub
    CostCareem Code : ENS2023

    FAST-TRACK

    METRO

    METRO
    The fastest way to Dubai Harbour. Right outside Dubai World Trade Centre, take the Red Line metro to Al Khail station (10 stops), then jump on the free shuttle bus that will swiftly take you to Expand North Star in just a few minutes

    LocationWorld Trade Centre Metro Station
    TimeMetro schedule
    FrequencyEvery 2 minutes during peak hours
    Cost5 AED with NOL card

    Getting to Dubai Harbour from the city

    Metro

    Quick and easy jump on the Dubai metro Red Line and take our free Expand North Star shuttle from there to the Harbour.

    LocationAl Khail Metro Station
    TimeMetro schedule
    FrequencyEvery 2 minutes during peak hours

    Tram

    Travelling from JBR or Dubai Marina? Take the tram to Mina Seyahi Station and use our free shuttle service for the last few minutes of your journey.

    LocationMina Seyahi Tram Station
    TimeTram schedule
    FrequencyEvery 8 minutes
    Cost3 AED with NOL card

    Shuttle Buses – Hotels

    LocationGrand Millennium
    Signature 1
    Novotel
    Radisson Blu
    Media One
    W Dubai
    Al Habtoor
    Sheraton JBR
    Avani
    Westin Mina Seyahi
    Beach Resort
    TimePick up & drop o 09:00 – 19:00
    FrequencyDaily
    CostFree

    Taxi

    Door-to-door travel with drop off right in front of the Expand North Star entrance.

    Location : Dubai Harbour

    CODE IS APPLICABLE TO/FROM DUBAI HARBOUR

    CAREEM

    Book your ride via the Careem app and save 20% on your journey. (T&Cs apply) The drop off point is directly in front of the Expand North Star entrance.

    LocationDubai Harbour
    CostCareem Code – ENS2023

    Arriving to Dubai Harbour

    PARKING

    FREE PARKING

    700 parking spaces Head to SkyDive Dubai and cross the waters to Dubai Harbour using the free water taxi. Ahoy sailors!

    LocationSkyDive Dubai Parking
    Time08:00 – 20:00
    CostFree

    *FREE SHUTTLE BUSES AVAILABLE

    PARKING

    Park at Nakheel Monorail parking for the Dubai Palm and get on our free shuttle service direct to Dubai Harbour.

    LocationNakheel Monorail Parking Building Dubai Palm
    Time08:00 – 20:00
    Cost10 AED per hour

    Water Tax

    With a venue surrounded by water, what better way to arrive than by boat! Take the water taxi from SkyDive Dubai to Expand North Star.

    Metro Pick up

    Want to avoid Dubai traffic & jump on the metro? Take our free shuttle from Al Khail Metro station to connect you to Dubai Harbour.

    LocationAl Khail Metro Station
    Time09:00 – 18:00
    FrequencyEvery 15 min
    COSTFree

    BUGGIES

    Expand North Star buggies onsite will bring you from the Harbour parking and the water taxi station to the main entrance.

    LocationOn Site – Harbour
    Time09:00 – 19:00
    FrequencyEvery 5 min
    CostFree

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    Dubai Airport to be peak time; Passengers are advised to follow these instructions

    Dubai Airport to be peak time; Passengers are advised to follow these instructions

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    Dubai: As the holiday season draws to a close, the Dubai International Airport (DXB) is likely to experience heavy traffic. According to airport officials, 3.3 million passengers will pass through Dubai International Airport in the next 13 days.

    “The average daily traffic will reach 258,000 visitors. August 26 and 27 is expected to be the busiest time with over half a million guests arriving.” said in a statement issued on Wednesday. Passengers should follow special instructions to ensure a hassle-free journey.

    Upon arrival at Terminals 1, 2 and 3, passengers between the ages of 4 and 12 can use the special passport control counters to stamp their passports independently. For those traveling with families, passengers above the age of 12 can use the smart gates to speed up the passport control process. At the smart gates, registered passengers can clear passport control by looking for a green light without the need to scan a document, according to Dubai Airports’ website.

    Those arriving to pick up guests from the airport should use designated car parks or valet services. Access to the arrival forecourts at Terminals 1 and 3 is restricted to public transport and other authorized airport vehicles, officials said.

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