What it Costs to Live in the World’s Highest Penthouse

published May 8, 2017
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Think about it: if you had an unlimited budget and could live anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would your dream home be like?

For a little taste of opulence, we looked through listings for apartments and penthouses in Burj Khalifa, which stands at 160 stories, making it the world’s tallest building (maybe in your dreams you’re not afraid of heights either?) located in Downtown Dubai. Of course, unless you have several million dollars to drop and are ready to pack up and move to the United Arab Emirates, these listings are totally unrealistic—but it’s fun to see what living in the lap of luxury would look like, right?

About the Property

Along with being the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa is home to 900 luxury residences, from studios to a giant 5 bedroom penthouse. Residents have access to fitness facilities, a library, a cigar club, a meeting space, a gourmet market, jacuzzis and both indoor and outdoor pools. Outside, Burj Khalifa also has a park and tennis courts.

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Price: AED 3,800,000 (~$1,035,000)
Size: 1,096 sq ft
Bathrooms: 2

This furnished, East-facing apartment comes with marble countertops, wood flooring, a wardrobe and a walk-in closet. It also has a full sea, skyline and partial fountain view.

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Price: AED 6,900,000 (~$1,879,000)
Size: 1,600 sq ft
Bathrooms: 3

This apartment has a full lake, skyline, Dubai mall and fountain view, and features an open kitchen, marble countertops, wood flooring, and two wardrobes.

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Price: AED 7,900,000 (~$2,151,000)
Size: 2,663 sq ft
Bathrooms: 4

This apartment features wood flooring, marble countertops, 3 wardrobes and a walk-in closet. It also has a full sea, full skyline and full Dubai mall view.

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Price: AED 24,900,000 (~$6,779,000)
Size: 4,493 sq ft
Bathrooms: 6

This furnished penthouse features marble countertops, wood flooring, smart home technology, four wardrobes and a walk-in closet, and has a full sea view.

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Price: AED 102,000,000 (~$27,770,000)
Size: 21,000 sq ft
Bathrooms: 6

This is the largest penthouse in the building (not to mention in all of Dubai) and it’s entirely gutted and unfurnished so the lucky owner can finish building the penthouse of their dreams.