Burj Dubai Khalifa vs. Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir vs. Tower of Babel

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Burj Kahlifa in Dubai opened with spectacular fireworks.

Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure currently on planet earth. The skyscraper is situated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with a height of 828 m (2’717 ft). Construction began on 21st September 2004 and the building officially opened on 4th January 2010.

Formerly known as Burj Dubai, the tower had to be renamed Burj Khalifa in honour of the current President of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, who saved the completion of the tower – Dubai is basically bankrupt!

At the end of the video, it eerily looks as if the tower is exploding…

Burj Khalifa Dubai
The Burj Khalifa stands 828 meters in the Dubai sky.
 Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir: Future Tower in Kuwait. One Thousand and One Nights in Kuwait’s City of Silk.

However, an even taller tower is planned, the Burj Mubarak Al Kabir in Kuwait!

In a what is best described as ‘Persian Gulf building war’, Kuwait announced its plans to build the megalomaniac Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir tower in the city of Madinat al-Hareer (Arabic for ‘City of silk’).

It is supposed to attain a height of 1,001 meters (3,284 ft) in order to reflect the Arabian fairy tale ‘One Thousand and One Nights’. This thing is a total monster, it will be twice as tall as Taipai 101 which was the tallest until Burj Dubai, now look at the picture comparing the Burj Mubarak to the Burj Dubai.

 Tower of Babel (painting by Lucas van Valckenborch)

‘Tower of Babel’
Painting by Lucas van Valckenborch
And finally, the tallest of them all: Remember the Tower of Babel?

According to the Book of Genesis, the Tower of Babel (the Arabic name is Burj Babil) was an enormous tower built at the city of Babylon. The people decided their city should have a tower so immense that it would have "its top in the heavens".

According to the bible, a united humanity of the generations following the great flood, speaking a single language and migrating from the east, participated in the building. 

Doesn’t this remind of the masses of people from Southeast Asia who, after the devastating tsunami of 2004, travelled from the east to participate in the building of the Burj Khalifa…?


3 thoughts on “Burj Dubai Khalifa vs. Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir vs. Tower of Babel

  1. i feel those are great parallels . thanks for sharing!
    i feel, that mother earth feels, that it is time to stop drilling her and peircing holes in her, and in due time, she willl give them back what they have given her.
    forget buildings. they will need to build space ships to escape!
    i also feel that those who love and respect her, will be taken care of in her forests and in nature. we must have faith, that the Creator will provide what is needed, Let Go, and trust in the processs. Just like the days before the flood…. there were indeed many more who survied then those on board the little ark!

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