BURJ DUBAI TOWER

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 04:  Burj Duabai, the highest tower of the world is pictured during the FC Bayern Muenchen training camp at the Al Nasr training ground on January 4, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 04: Burj Duabai, the highest tower of the world

People walk near the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower, in Dubai January 3, 2010.

The Burj Dubai Tower, the tallest tower in the world is seen in Dubai January 4, 2010. Started at the height of the economic boom and built by some 12,000 labourers, the world's tallest building will open today in Dubai as the glitzy emirate seeks to rekindle optimism after its financial crisis.

The Burj Dubai Tower, the tallest tower in the world is seen in Dubai January 4, 2010. Started at the height of the economic boom and built by some 12,000 labourers, the world's tallest building will open today in Dubai as the glitzy emirate seeks to rekindle optimism after its financial crisis.

The view from the observation deck located on the 124th floor of the Burj Dubai Tower shows a shadow cast by the Tower on the city of Dubai below January 4, 2010. Started at the height of the economic boom and built by some 12,000 labourers, the world's tallest building will open on Monday in Dubai as the glitzy emirate seeks to rekindle optimism after its financial crisis.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 04:  Burj Dubai, the highest tower of the world is pictured during the FC Bayern Muenchen training camp at the Al Nasr training ground on January 4, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

A group of Emiratis walk past the Burj Dubai Tower, the tallest tower in the world, on the day of its inauguration, in Dubai January 4, 2010. Started at the height of the economic boom and built by some 12,000 labourers, the world's tallest building will open today in Dubai as the glitzy emirate seeks to rekindle optimism after its financial crisis.

A group of Emiratis walk past the Burj Dubai Tower, the tallest tower in the world, on the day of its inauguration, in Dubai January 4, 2010. Started at the height of the economic boom and built by some 12,000 labourers, the world's tallest building will open today in Dubai as the glitzy emirate seeks to rekindle optimism after its financial crisis.

The skyline of Dubai shows the Burj Dubai Tower, the tallest tower in the world January 4, 2010. Started at the height of the economic boom and built by some 12,000 labourers, the world's tallest building will open today in Dubai as the glitzy emirate seeks to rekindle optimism after its financial crisis.

A general view of the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower, in Dubai January 3, 2010. Started at the height of the economic boom and built by some 12,000 labourers, the world's tallest building will open on Monday in Dubai as the glitzy emirate seeks to rekindle optimism after its financial crisis.

People walk in front of the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower, in Dubai January 3, 2010. Started at the height of the economic boom and built by some 12,000 labourers, the world's tallest building will open on Monday in Dubai as the glitzy emirate seeks to rekindle optimism after its financial crisis.

A general view of the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower, in Dubai January 3, 2010. Started at the height of the economic boom and built by some 12,000 labourers, the world's tallest building will open on Monday in Dubai as the glitzy emirate seeks to rekindle optimism after its financial crisis.

A general view of the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower, in Dubai January 3, 2010.

Burj Dubai, world's tallest tower, is seen in Dubai in this file image from December 14, 2009. In the annals of tall skyscrapers, there is no doubt that the soon-to-open Burj Dubai will be the world's tallest. But how tall is known to only a few.

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