As of 2014, the tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building stands 828 meters tall with 163 floors. The Burj Khalifa is three times the size of the Eiffel Tower and almost twice the size of the Empire State Building.
Built in 2004, the Burj Khalifa is a symbol of financial prosperity in the Middle East. The unique design of the building reflects an abstract image of the hymenocallis flower. Its Y-shaped floor plan offers an expansive view of the Arabian Gulf. Twenty-six different-size levels gradually decrease as the building reaches the sky. The building appears as a pointed structure on the Dubai skyline. Visitors can take a trip to the top to view miles of landscape.