Audience versions of this page: FamilyOn January 4, 2010, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, opened. As of November 2014, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, at 829.8 meters (2,723 feet).The Burj Khalifa, which simply means the “Khalifa Tower,” is named after Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates. The tower is part of a national effort by Dubai to support a strong tourist economy. The Burj Khalifa is part of a mixed-use community, including shopping centers, parks, housing, and even a large fountain.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry economy Noun
system of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
mixed-use community Noun
development of an area for more than one purpose, such as housing (residential) and shopping (retail).
having to do with the government or people of a country.
observation deck Noun
elevated sightseeing platform.
area of land set aside for recreational use.
goods or materials (including land) owned by someone.
person who travels for pleasure.