Burj Dubai renamed as height revealed

05 January 2010

The tallest tower in the world was officially inaugurated this evening by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. And in a surprise announcement, the Burj Dubai was officially unveiled as the Burj Khalifa, named after the UAE President and ruler of Abu Dhabi. The tower's official height was declared to be 828 metres, 10 metres taller than previous estimates had suggested.

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