Burj Khalifa Brings Pride for Dubai: Survey

Burj-KhalifaRecently opened Burk Khalifa, the tallest building of the world, has been turning as a source of great pride for residents, as claimed by the online Omnibus survey conducted on January 5 and 11.

Seventy two per cent of the 811 respondents eagerly watched the opening ceremony on their TV sets, while some termed the opening far above their expectations.

The tower, developed by Emmar Properties, was inaugurated on January 4, 2010 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties said that the tower is a great achievement of a successful global collaboration, which truly represents Dubai as a positive symbol of the whole Arab world.

Joanna Longworth, Chief Marketing Officer of YouGov Siraj said, “The renaming of Burj Dubai to Burj Khalifa has not impacted resident's sense of pride towards the building. The fact it was seen by millions around the world has meant the majority of people across all emirates are unified in their recognition of it as an achievement."