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World's tallest building set to open in Dubai

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The world's tallest building is about to open in Dubai.

It is over 800 metres tall and is covered in about 26,000 glass panels.

Burj Dubai has easily smashed the previous world record, Taiwan's Taipei 101, which is 508 metres high.

The skyscraper was completed during a property crash in the global downturn.

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