Explore world's tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE
Updated 18:58, 25-Apr-2019
Bai Shuang

Dubai is one of the most prosperous emirates with a rich history in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

China and the UAE established diplomatic ties in 1984, since then, the political, economic, and trade relations between the two nations have made enormous progress.   

Recently the UAE became the 11th country to announce visa exemption for Chinese travelers. It is one the most popular travel destinations in the world among Chinese tourists.

Camels in Liwa desert, United Arab Emirates, May 6, 2016. /Xinhua Photo

Camels in Liwa desert, United Arab Emirates, May 6, 2016. /Xinhua Photo

In Dubai ancient civilizations and modern cultures have survived and thrived simultaneously for decades. Here you can not only experience the vast desert scenery but also enjoy the magnificent night view of bustling skyscrapers. 

Burj Khalifa is one of the famous landmarks of Dubai, UAE and a miracle of contemporary architecture. 

Aerial view of downtown Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2018. /VCG Photo

Aerial view of downtown Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2018. /VCG Photo

Light and laser show at Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, in Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2018. /VCG Photo

Light and laser show at Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, in Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2018. /VCG Photo

A general view of Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2016. /VCG Photo

A general view of Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2016. /VCG Photo

Burj Khalifa, which is over 828 meters high, is the tallest building in the world. In addition, it owns the highest outdoor observation deck in the world. The architect of this iconic tower was inspired by the "spider lily," a desert flower in the region. 

Every year Burj Khalifa welcomes millions of visitors from all over the world. It's the symbol of Dubai's economic prosperity as well as the colorful Arabic culture. 

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(Cover image by Fan Chenxiao)