Wikipedia claims:

The concept of profitability derived from building high density developments and malls around the landmark has proven successful. Its surrounding malls, hotels and condominiums in Downtown Dubai have generated the most revenue from the project as a whole, while the Burj Khalifa itself made little or no profit.

Following the above, I want to ask if as a whole the Burj Khalifa is in a genuine process of paying itself off due to the surrounding revenue now or in the near future?

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    If you wish to challenge the claim made on the Wiki page (or request a better source), the Wiki's talk page may be a better place to start.
    – TimRias
    Jan 31, 2022 at 13:45
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    Burj Khalifa is not a standalone construction. The purpose was not to solely build the tallest building in the world.Burj Khalifa was just the first phase of $20bn urban project called Kingdom City. It is both the economic drive force plus a symbol Of development status to attract investments.So it's purpose itself was to promote surrounding bussiness in part. Jan 31, 2022 at 14:32
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    My question if it has been succesful in that regard and if have evidence to believe that such a construction would actually improve tourism Jan 31, 2022 at 14:34
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    Burj Khalifa has an observation deck, as do many tall buildings. Are you suggesting that this one draws no tourists? Why should a claim that it does, and that visitors also dine and go shopping, be skeptical? Or that it needs services industries and accomodation nearby. Jan 31, 2022 at 15:37
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    It is hard to see what your skeptical claim is. Is it that Burj Khalifa made little or no profit, that the surrounding area did, or that the two are unrelated? What is the actual claim that you are disputing? Jan 31, 2022 at 15:46


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