Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 25 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
28 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
...after 5 years of being known as the Burj Dubai, it is now the Burj Khalifa :confused:....whatever, its official now and congratulations , you now live in the country with the largest building on earth, at least until the next guy puts up one taller....

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,553 Posts
It's amazing what 10 billion buys these days.............................
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
125 Posts
...after 5 years of being known as the Burj Dubai, it is now the Burj Khalifa :confused:....whatever, its official now and congratulations , you now live in the country with the largest building on earth, at least until the next guy puts up one taller....

I'm trying to figure out if he was TOLD to call it that, or if he did it as a 'thank you' for the money and the much more he is hoping for.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
38 Posts
Why Burj Dubai renamed with Burj Khalifa ???

Any thoughts? People talk about its due to respect. What is the real picture ?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,891 Posts
If I was given that much money to bail out my country, I would respectfully name what seems like a large accomplishment for Dubai.. to what seems to be the savior of the financiality of the country.

I think its an accknowledgment of how indebted they are to abu dhabi, not in a negative way, but in a respectful way.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,657 Posts
If I was given that much money to bail out my country, I would respectfully name what seems like a large accomplishment for Dubai.. to what seems to be the savior of the financiality of the country.

I think its an accknowledgment of how indebted they are to abu dhabi, not in a negative way, but in a respectful way.

Nicely put. :)

-
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
247 Posts
And guess who inaugrated? He was ruler of Al ain whom I later recognized.... it's kinda sad, AD owns Burj al Arab, Metro and now burj dubai sry khalifa... well if it for the money
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,657 Posts
In case of no down fall in Dubai, What name to be assigned to Burj?

The name won't change again. Sheik Khalifa is the ruler of the UAE and is therefore senior to Sheik Mo (in age too) so as a matter of course in Arab culture must be accorded respect.


I presume things like the Metro station name will be changed now too.

-
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
82 Posts
Exactly what will be on the top floors of the Burj Abu Dhabi (150-160)? The floors themselves seem to be quite small, so I doubt they can be used as an apt/office etc. Empty room maybe?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
28 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Exactly what will be on the top floors of the Burj Abu Dhabi (150-160)? The floors themselves seem to be quite small, so I doubt they can be used as an apt/office etc. Empty room maybe?
More then empty rooms, seems the "Worlds Highest Mosque" is situated on 158th Floor , check out this
LINK
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
125 Posts
Exactly what will be on the top floors of the Burj Abu Dhabi (150-160)? The floors themselves seem to be quite small, so I doubt they can be used as an apt/office etc. Empty room maybe?

That's where they will store all the Abu Dhabi banknotes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
So now everytime a toilet is flushed at the top of the Burj....water has to be pumped 1/2 mile up..do you think anyone calculated the cost of a single flush?!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
125 Posts
So now everytime a toilet is flushed at the top of the Burj....water has to be pumped 1/2 mile up..do you think anyone calculated the cost of a single flush?!

There's a good chance that somebody thought of sticking water tanks somewhere near the top...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,111 Posts
Executive offices from 145th - 162nd Floor.

All shell offices from 8000 sqft to 16,000 sqft mostly full floors,
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,111 Posts
There's a good chance that somebody thought of sticking water tanks somewhere near the top...
Thats what the mechanical floors every 40 floors or so are for.. :)
 
1 - 20 of 25 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top