Book Review: “Reemiyat Series-Burj Khalifa” by Dr. Reem El Mutwalli

To conclude my final review on the Reemiyat series, I introduce you to Dr. Reem’s “Burj Khalifa” book. You may read my previous reviews of (Qasr Al Husn) + (Let’s Play Dress Up) + (Hats & Horses).

Check out some pictures of Ruby & Nate below playing with a Reemiyat puzzle, part of a collection of merchandise you can buy from the series {here}. The kids love love love the puzzle! I have one more sneaky item of Merchandise to share with you in the coming days! Dr. Reem even said she has special handmade dolls for sale in limited quantities, which I absolutely need to get my hands on!

In this novel, we learn everything there is to know about the…you guessed it! Burj Khalifa! But that is not all, Dr. Reem begins the adventure commencing in the world’s biggest shopping mall, The Dubai Mall.

Mama Hamda purchases tickets for her family to experience the gulf’s living wonder and marvelous work of engineering. They arrive at the tower entrance of the Dubai Mall. We get a glimpse at the ice skating rink, discovery center and the beautiful aquarium (one of my kiddies favourite hangout spots).

As they enter the Burj Khalifa they go through a long, moving tunnel where they watch videos of Dubai’s history and learn the story behind the Burj Khalifa. Did you know that 30 companies from around the world worked together to create it? Over 12,000 workers and builders!

As they commence their journey to the top, they go inside a high-speed elevator which is 65 meters long! 10 meters per second! The Tower has 163 floors designed by Adrian Smith using Islamic patterns. It is shaped like a desert flower, the middle part is the stem, with each section of the tower reaching out like a petal.
We are emerced into the observation deck at level 124. I spot a few buildings some of my old friends used to live in off of Sheikh Zayed Road, and become a bit nostalgic.
Suddenly Shama (the youngest sibbling) is affraid of the thought of lightning hitting the Burj. But she is assured by her father as he tells her that the tip of the Burj is covered with very speical panels to protect them.
Shama then tells us about the park below (which I had NO idea existed). The elder sister Sheema and brother Hazza tell us how the park is irrigated using green irrigation which is very good for our planet. A special tower pulls the water out of the air and they use it to water the park.
To end the story, the children’s mother takes them outside to see the world’s largest music fountain which has 6,600 lights and colored projectors. Water shoots up to 152 meters high in the air!
Hazza, the adventourous little boy exlaims how he wishes he could climb to the tip of the Burj, but his sister Sheema teases him how someone already beat him to it! Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohamemed Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince climbed up there on National Day back in 2013 to raise the UAE’s flag! Impressive! 
On the very last page Dr. Reem illustrates all the tallest building’s in the world, including the CN Tower from my hometown of Toronto 🙂
I truly adore this series as each book contains so much informative content. It is not only fun for the kids to read and listen to, but also fun for me as I get to learn something new each time!
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