I'm sure we've mentioned a few times that we live next to the world's tallest building. As evidenced by the pictures below (the view from our dining room table and balcony), it is a gleaming monstrosity that lurks just outside our windows. In fact, I can't tell what a incredibly helpful landmark it was when we were new to Dubai and didn't know how to give directions - "just go to the tallest building in the world" - is pretty explicit! The Burj
just means 'tower' in Arabic, ie
. the 'sail hotel' is the Burj al
Arab, so "Dubai Tower" "Arab Tower", you get the picture, it isn't too complicated around these parts) is a modern marvel of engineering. But why let me tell you all about it when I can let Good Morning America do the work!
According to my Mom, GMA has launched a "Big" campaign, where they are seeking out the biggest and best record breaking things across the world and the Burj Dubai was their first stop. This is a great segment if you have 2 minutes and you want to see just how crazy this building is.
Enjoy! (And thanks Mom for sending the video.)
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