You can find these pictures and many more on the Gulf News website. The 827-metre Burj Khalifa tower is open to the public. Most of these pictures were taken during the opening night which included fireworks obviously, music , dancers, parachutes, fountain shows and an air balloon. The firework display which was one of the biggest in the world, declared the opening of Burj Dubai, now renamed as Burj Khalifa. And yes it was night time, I can assure you, but the fireworks were so overwhelming that you would think it was daylight. The observatory is also open to the public.