Long before the glory of Rome and the marvels of today’s modern day skyscrapers, one of the world’s most amazing civilizations flourished in Egypt. Like most great civilizations, ancient Egypt’s grandeur can be attributed to a mix of natural bounty and human ingenuity. The rich waters of the Nile provided the resources and pathways to build dynamic trade routes, while Egypt’s architects dedicated themselves to harnessing the power of the Nile to engineer the stunning structures which have achieved world renown. Over the course of generations and centuries,
Burj Khalifa (Arabic: برج خليفة "Khalifa Tower"),known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 828 m. Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010. The building is part of the 2 km2 flagship development called Downtown Burj Khalifa at the "First Interchange" along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district.