Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani dance around Dubai in music video dedicated to Burj Khalifa

The track, which references the UAE landmark, is from the Bollywood pair's upcoming film 'Laxmmi Bomb'

Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani filmed the music video for 'Burj Khalifa' in the UAE. Instagram / Akshay Kumar

One of the world's most recognisable buildings has inspired a new song from the soundtrack of an upcoming Bollywood film.

Burj Khalifa is the first song to be unveiled before the release of Laxmmi Bomb, a comedy-horror starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani.

For the track's music video, the pair ventured to Dubai to film among some of the city's most famous landmarks.

Kumar and Advani dance in Dubai Marina, on the desert sands, on the city's roads and, naturally, in front of the Burj Khalifa for the video, which was released on October 18 and has already been viewed more than 40 million times.

"We just dropped the biggest dance track of the year," said Kumar as he shared the clip on his social media pages. "Get ready to get grooving."

The upbeat number references the world's tallest tower, using it to describe the size of the gift Kumar wants to give Advani.

"I feel like getting you the Burj Khalifa," the lyrics say, along with choruses of "habibi". "Boy, get me Burj Khalifa," replies Advani.

Traditional Emirati dancers and the Dubai Fountain can also be spied in the accompanying video, which was filmed in the emirate in January.

Advani revealed shooting in the UAE provided some of the film's most memorable moments, though the desert landscape did present some issues.

"Shooting for Burj Khalifa was amongst the most enjoyable schedules of the film," the actress told Asian News International.

"Along with the fancy outfits came fancier locations. If we thought wearing chiffon sarees in the snow was difficult, here comes dancing with bare feet on the burning desert sands in the scorching sun."

The track, which was composed by Shashi Suman and DJ Khushi, features in the upcoming Laxmmi Bomb, which will be released on Indian streaming service Disney+Hotstar on Monday, November 9.

It is a remake of 2011 Tamil film Muni 2: Kanchana and marks the Hindi directorial debut of Raghava Lawrence.