Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building by global developer Emaar Properties, marked its sixth anniversary by releasing its first dedicated postage stamp.
The commemorative stamp, launched in partnership with Emirates Post, depicts Burj Khalifa rising majestically above Downtown Dubai at sunset in all its resplendent glory.
The stamp now officially released will also be on sale at the retail kiosks at At the Top, Burj Khalifa, the observation deck. They have been issued in denomination of Dh3, along with a souvenir sheet and first day cover.
A ‘post office corner’ will also be introduced to At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY, the world’s highest observation deck. Here, visitors can send friends and family the special souvenir post card, with the official stamp, from ‘Burj Khalifa Heights’.
“Burj Khalifa is a global icon and the pride of our nation. One of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, it is also a compelling testament to the can-do ability of Dubai and the city’s focus on promoting global partnerships,” said Ahmad Al Falasi, Executive Director – Group Operations, Emaar Properties.
“An architectural marvel that pushes the boundaries of engineering and construction, Burj Khalifa has become one of the most photographed monuments in the past six years. The launch of the commemorative stamp is a fitting tribute to the vision behind Burj Khalifa and the years of hard work by thousands of professionals around the world that went into building it,” he said.
“Emirates Post Group is delighted to issue stamps on Burj Khalifa, which is a symbol of pride and the pinnacle of international achievement for the UAE. For six years, Burj Khalifa has been in the international spotlight and we are very happy to commemorate the sixth anniversary of its opening through these beautiful stamps,” said Fahad Al Hosani, Acting CEO of Emirates Post Group.
“It gives us great pleasure to release these special stamps on the sixth anniversary of Burj Khalifa. Emirates Post Group always goes the extra mile to support projects that bring glory and prestige to the UAE. These stamps will help promote Burj Khalifa and the UAE in all corners of the globe,” said Ibrahim bin Karam, Chief Commercial Officer of Emirates Post Group.
The At the Top, Burj Khalifa journey includes two experiences: Visitors can experience At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY tours, which cover both Level 125 and Level 148 and features an outdoor terrace and premium lounge, while At the Top, Burj Khalifa takes them to the observation deck on Level 124.
At 828 metres (2,716.5 ft), the 200-plus storey Burj Khalifa has 160 habitable levels, the most of any building in the world. The building holds four Guinness World Records; the Tallest Building, the Tallest Man-made Structure on Land Ever, the ‘Highest Observation Deck’ for ‘At the Top’ and Highest Restaurant from Ground Level for At.mosphere. At the Top, Burj Khalifa, has been voted as the ‘Best Attraction in the World 2015.’
Burj Khalifa is one of Top 3 tourist attractions globally for taking selfies, just behind after Eiffel Tower in Paris and Disneyland, Florida, and ahead of Empire State Building in New York City and London’s Big Ben.