The primary purpose of drill will check emergency preparedness ahead of New Year’s Eve

Dubai, UAE: Burj Khalifa will conduct its annual fire and evacuation drill on Monday, Nov 28th at 10 AM GST ahead of its New Year’s Eve celebrations. 

The fire drill, held in partnership with Dubai Civil Defense, will serve as an opportunity to test actual simulation of site personnel response, external and internal communication, equipment handling, response time and mutual aid agreement. Residents, hotel guests and employees will all participate in the drill. 

Such exercises allow the company to respond to emergencies in the most effective manner in case of real time crises. Burj Khalifa has put in every effort to ensure the employees are well prepared and proactively respond to fire & life-threatening emergencies with a minimum rescue response time. 

About Burj Khalifa

Described as both a ‘Vertical City’ and ‘A Living Wonder,’ Burj Khalifa, developed by Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC, is described as a ‘Global Icon’ by the Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat.

Rising gracefully from the desert, Burj Khalifa honours the city with its extraordinary union of art, engineering and meticulous craftsmanship. 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 tower was inaugurated on January 4, 2010, to coincide with the fourth anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum as the Ruler of Dubai.

With a total built-up area of 5.67 million square feet, Burj Khalifa features 1.85 million square feet of residential space and over 300,000 square feet of prime office space. That is in addition to the area occupied by the Armani Hotel Dubai and the Armani Residences.

The tower offers luxurious recreational and leisure facilities including four swimming pools, excluding the pool in the hotel, lounges for home owners and office owners, health and wellness facilities, a public observation deck and Atmosphere, the world’s highest fine dining restaurant on Level 122.