3 nights in Dubai: At the Top of Burj KhalifaWritten byRenata Jirasova13 Jan. 2019
Do you have a desire to see the world from the a bird's eye view? ...to dance in the highest-placed nightclub (on the 144th floor)?..... to eat in the highest restaurant (on the 122nd floor)? Or to swim in the 2nd world´s highest-located swimming pool (on the 76th floor)?
Built in the biggest shopping mall of the world, Dubai's Burj Khalifa skyscraper offers everything!
Burj Khalifa, the highest building of the world (high 829.8 m/2,722 ft), has been built since 2004 and opened in 2010. If your budget is big enough, all your dreams can be fulfilled here in one place :-)! And if you get fall in love with Burj Khalifa you can stay overnight and sleep in the stylish Armani hotel which is situated in lower floors.
The top of Burj Khalifa (a photo is taken from the terrace on the 124th floor). Window washing takes 3 months so almost daily you can see a climbing stuff hanging on ropes and cleaning the exterior of the skyscraper.
By high-tech metro to Burj Khalifa
Taxi is quite cheap but it is more interesting to travel by ultramodern subway (be careful: pink coaches are just for women and children) to Burj Khalifa. The driver-free subway "spits you out" nearby the largest shopping mall in the world and then you have to walk about 30-40 min. Not outside on the street, but through nicely air-conditioned tunnels with movable walkways.
In the shopping mall, you have to overcome a labyrinth of several floors with countless luxurious branded shops, pass a flock of sharks in the huge Aquarium, and finally you are here – at the entrance and ticket offices.
The lift on the rooftop
Although the lift is very fast (it has a speed of 9 meters per second so in one minute you are at the observation decks), people suffering from motion sickness do not need to be affraid. The lift ride is very soft, without any unpleasant pressure. You almost don´t feel that you go up.
The observation decks in Burj Khalifa called „At the Top“ are located on the 124th floor (an adult ticket cost about 40 € ) and on the 148th floor (about 90 €). It is a real fascinating „must-see“ experience. In order to avoid a long queue for a lift definitely buy tickets on-line in advance and consider to pay extra money for a fast track.
The view from the 124th floor of Burj Khalifa on the lakes with Dancing Fountain, in front of the shopping mall.
On the partly opened terrace of Burj Khalifa, 124th floor
The surrounding buildings look a bit like an architectural model from this height
The fascinating view from a different part of the observatory desk on the 124th floor
The relaxation without any crowds, out of prime-time (early afternoon)
The partly open terrace on the 124th floor
The interactive board with "the people behind Burj Khalifa"
The Aquarium with sharks and countless species in the shopping mall, nearby the entrance to the Burj Khalifa
In the Aquarium´s tunnel; feeling that you are inside of the sea
The Dancing fountain in front of Burj Khalifa; a show is for free and starts at 6 pm every 30 min. with a different music
A daily, Dancing fountain´s evening show (every 30 min. starting at 6 pm) in front of Burj Khalifa
A nightlife on the courtyard of Burj Khalifa