Floors one through 37 are expected to be a hotel. The 45th through 108th floors are expected to be residential, with the remaining 52 floors being offices, except for floors 123 and 124, which will hold the observation deck.
Construction began in 2004 and is expected to be completed by 2009. At an estimated height of over 818 meters, it will easily be world's tallest building when finished. It will be almost 40% taller than the the current tallest building, the Taipei 101. More than 140 stories of the Burj Dubai have already been completed.
DUBAI is the 2nd largest emirates in UAE (United Arab Emirates) after Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE. UAE is about the size of Maine.