The UAE, located in Middle East, is the third largest oil-producing country in the world. Currently, and over the past few years, a variety of construction projects have been taking place in the UAE, for which the main source of funding has been oil money. This is especially true of Dubai, one of the seven emirate states of the UAE. Dubai has become a significant emerging economy in recent years and has also become a popular tourist attraction for visitors to the Middle East. Dubai has also become famous for its many skyscrapers. One of the most impressive of those towers is the “Burj Khalifa”, which as built over a five-year period from 2004 to 2009 (www.burjkhalifa.ae).
The “Burj Khalifa Town” was a construction programme envisioned as a multi-complex town. The programme included the construction of the Burj Khalifa Tower, nine residences, a shopping mall and entertainment facilities. This essay will focus especially on the Burj Khalifa Tower. Burj Khalifa tower received a lot of attention even before its construction, as it was designed to be the tallest building in the world. There are many constructions in the world but there are rarely instances where many people have a concern about the project from the beginning to end of construction. This is why I chose Burj Khalifa as my topic. This essay will evaluate the project of Burj Khalifa, and examine the success or failure of that project. The following recommendations are made as suggestions that might improve the result of the project.