Dubai is no wonderland of wonders and is top-notch in the race of being the best in the world. No doubt, it is one of the competitive cities in the world that reserves its special place in terms of being a tourist hub spot. There are various reasons that persuade tourists to pay a visit to this interesting land situated in the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf. The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, which is located in Dubai is a major attraction here that attracts a hefty number of tourists every year. Its height is 828 meters and the construction of the Burj Khalifa lasted six years from 2004 to 2010. The skyscraper is visible from anywhere in the city. It invariably ranks first in the list of Dubai attractions to visit. However, travelers are often disappointed by the view from the observation deck, which is located on the 124th floor. There everything is very well organized. And people can speak Arabic and English.
In this article, we will show you some exciting facts, and some brief description of Burj Khalifa.
Exciting facts about the high-rise of the Burj Khalifa
- The Burj Khalifa is two to three times the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and twice the Empire State Building in New York.
- Burj Khalifa offers the guests a unique opportunity to climb to the 125th floor to enjoy the views of the city.
- The tower also entered the Guinness Book of Records as the building with the most significant number of floors, the longest elevator distance, and the highest located private residences.
- The Burj Khalifa consists not only of metal but also of concrete, whose weight is equal to the importance of 100,000 elephants.
Choose the right time to visit
In the morning, the view from the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa will not impress the sophisticated traveler: there is a sand haze above the city that limits visibility. And the colors seem dull. It is better to plan a visit to the highest skyscraper in the late afternoon. So that you can enjoy a sunset from a bird’s eye view. And watch the show of singing fountains. The music to which the jets of water “dance” is also broadcast on the viewing platform. And after sunset, a spectacular view of the lights of the night city opens from the Burj Khalifa.
Buy tickets in advance
Every day a limited number of people can visit the Burj Khalifa. During the season, the live queue for tickets can be very long. So it is better to buy tickets from a few weeks before the trip. When purchasing, you must choose a visit time. The cost of visiting the At the Top observation deck at an altitude of 450 meters (124th floor) per adult is 125 dirhams from 8:00 to 15:00 and from 18:30 until closing. The ticket price in “prime hours” – from 15:30 to 18:00 – will be 200 dirhams. There is also the opportunity to visit the observation deck of the VIP class At the Top Sky at an altitude of 555 meters (148 floors) for 350 dirhams.
The time spent at the observation deck is not limited when buying any ticket. Travelers have the opportunity to meet the dawn from 5:30 to 8:00 on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa. The ticket price, in this case, is standard – 125 dirhams. You can cancel the ticket 48 hours before the appointed time, while the funds will be refunded in full.
Put on warm clothes
The Top viewing platform is protected by glass. There are gaps between the glass panels into which the camera lens can be inserted. It is always cold and very windy here. Even if the earth is +35 degrees. To comfortably enjoy the panoramic views of Dubai, it is better to take warm, covered clothes to the observation deck.
Conclusion: Don’t be late
Burj Khalifa is a fascinating place with a super view. You can get to Burj Khalifa only through the “Dubai Mall” – a giant shopping center. To navigate and find the entrance to the tower. It is advisable to come to the Dubai Mall at least one and a half hours before the time indicated on the ticket. In case of a delay, the card will be canceled. This excursion is going to give you a lifetime memory and your companions are going to thank you to show them the tallest building in the world (to date). This place is not less than a dream come true as watching Dubai city from such great height is no different than the ultimate royal experience. So, when are you planning a trip to this attraction of Dubai city?