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#909 Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

Soaring a mile over the sands of Dubai and towering over all surroundings, the "new" Burj Dubai, was renamed the Burj Khalifa after the sultan of Abu Dhabi (because he bailed poor Dubai out of it's financial troubles). It and it's smaller brother the "old" Burj Dubai, the elegant sail on the ocean's edge, are truly very elegant buildings and marvels of architecture and engineering. Whether it's having high tea at the 7-star old Burj, or enjoying the musical fountains in front of Dubai Mall at the foot of the new Burj, they are both examples of the elegant living that is Dubai.

And while you can't go to the top, you can visit a platform that is certainly high enough! With spectacular views over the metropolis of Dubai, following the Sheikh Zayed road as it disappears into the deserts towards Abu Dhabi or looking at the various canals from above, all views are impressive. What a wonder!

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