Cassian Baliarsingh

Burj Khalifa in Dubai needs no introduction! 14 years ago in 2010, it was officially opened and became the tallest building in the world. It has set many records by being one of the major tourist attractions in Dubai.

Several songs have been released in its reference. The Burj Khalifa construction began in 2004 and was officially opened in 2010. The 828-meter-long building was part of a strategy to shift from relying on oil to building an economy focused on business, tourism and luxury.

It has stood tall and strong for the past 14 years. Now, after 14 years, the Burj Khalifa is finally going to no longer be the world’s tallest building. Yes, you read that right! There are talks of a new building that might surpass it.

According to the Guinness World Records, the Jeddah Tower currently under construction in Saudi Arabia is going to be the tallest building in the world. The Jeddah Tower, also called the ‘Kingdom Tower’ is expected to be even taller than Burj Khalifa with over 1000m (1km; 3281ft) height.

The building will be a mixture of luxury housing, office spaces, serviced apartments, and luxury condominiums. The Kingdom Tower, slated for a $1.23 billion price tag, is likely to very soon steal the crown from Burj Khalifa.