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Dubai’s Burj Khalifa Declared Greatest And Tallest White Elephant Of All Time

by | 4th, January 2010

white-elephant DUBAI today heralded the Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest White Elephant. At 828m (2,716ft) high, the Burj Khlifa is far taller than the Millennium Dome.

Last month, Abu Dhabi secured naming rights for the White Elephant, giving Dubai a handout of $10bn (£6.13bn) to see the name altered from the Burj Dubai to the Burj Khalifa, so named after Abu Dubai’s leader. It’s money well spent.

Says one insider:

“With any luck we will open the place as an entertainment venue and host the Teletubbies Live! concert, a museum dedicated to Lionel Richie and some first-class netball.”

For now, sightseers can take

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