Burj Khalifa aka Burj Dubai – Inaugration Ceremony Pictures

Before i move on with the stunning pictures of Burj Khalifa, have a breaking news for in-dubai.com readers. On 4th Jan 2009, Burj Dubai has been renamed as “Burj Khalifa” i.e Dubai based tower has been given a name of UAE President and Abu Dhabi ruler Khalifa Bin Zayed.

Burj Dubai - Spot Lights of various colors

Burj Khalifa is the tallest man made structure built by thousands of laborers in 6 years (Construction started @ Sept 2004). The total height of the building is 828 meter (confirmed by Emaar during launching presentation of Burj Khalifa) which stands 310 meters higher than Taipei 101 (previously tallest building in the world).

Burj Khalifa aka Burj Dubai comparison with other world tallest landmarks

The Grand Inauguration ceremony was an epic thanks to stunning fireworks display on the building itself and beautiful fountains next to Burj which were shooting water approx 500 feet high.  Here are some of the pictures i have taken of Burj Dubai Opening.

Fireworks display at Burj Khalifa Inaugration cermony

Dubai Mall / Burj Dubai Fountain

Fireworks blazing from both sides of Burj Dubai

Fireworks blazing from both sides of Burj Dubai

Circular Fireworks display @ top of Burj tip

Circular Fireworks display @ top of Burj tip

Burj Final Glimpse after fireworks display with spot ligths spattering everywhere

Check out the video (Reuters) for the opening cermony of Burj Khalifa

In last it can easily be said that 4 jan 2010 was the night dedicated to Dubai, as Burj Dubai was the trending topic all over internet  such as Google , Twitter and Yahoo Top Searches.

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