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Published on 21 Oct 2010 | over 7 years ago

This is a recording of the FULL Opening Ceremony and inauguration of Burj Khalifa (formerly known as Burj Dubai), in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is currently the only full recording on YouTube.

The opening ceremony on January 4th, 2010 was dubbed as the most technologically advanced show, featuring fireworks, laser lights, a dancing fountain (known as the Dubai Fountain) a Jumbotron (mega sized TV), all synchronized to dramatic music.
Burj Dubai / Khalifa Website: www.burjdubai.com
At The Top Burj Dubai / Khalifa Experience: www.burjdubai.com/observation-.. .

Final Height: 828 meters (to spire)
Total Floor Count: 206 floors
Usable Floor Count: 160 floors
Cost: $1.5 billion
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
GroundbreakingL 21 September 2004
Completion: October 2009
Opening: 4 January 2010
Use: Mixed-use (residential + commercial)

Tallest skyscraper to top of spire
Tallest structure ever built
Tallest extant structure
Tallest freestanding structure
Building with most floors
World's highest elevator installation
World's fastest elevators (64 km/h or 18 m/s)
Highest vertical concrete pumping
World's highest observation deck (indoor/outdoors)
World's highest mosque (158th floor)
World's highest swimming pool (76th floor)
and more...
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