The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, has added another Guinness World Record (GWR) to its list of record-breaking achievements.
Launched this February, The Lounge in the Burj Khalifa has been recognized as the "highest lounge in a building" in the world, at a height of 585.36 metres (1,920ft 5in).
To celebrate the new milestone, Shaifali Mishra, an official adjudicator at Guinness World Record, presented the GWR record certificate to Ahmad Al Falasi, Executive Director of Group Operations at Emaar Properties.
Spanning levels 152, 153 and 154, the state-of-the-art lounge offers an exclusive retreat experience, offering guests a selection of beverages, canapes and live musical events. It also features an outdoor terrace to take in the breathtaking views of the city while half a kilometre up from the ground.
Dubai's iconic 163-storey Burj Khalifa stands at a staggering 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) high and cost around $1.5 billion to construct. Designed around a flower called Spider Lily, the world’s tallest man-made structure was first unveiled by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in January 2010.
Located in Downtown Dubai, it also holds a number of other Guinness World Record titles. It is currently the tallest building in the world and the tallest man-made structure on land, and it is home to the largest light and sound show on a single building, the largest LED-illuminated façade, and the tallest LED-illuminated façade. It also has the highest outdoor observation deck - At the Top, Burj Khalifa Sky.
Reservations can be made at the world’s highest lounge on www.burjkhalifa.ae.