At the Top
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Burj Khalifa Perspective
From 124 floors in the air, I had the impression that the world is made of the 1990's toy, Micro Machines - and that is not even as high as you can go in the Burj Khalifa. Looking down from a place so high gives pause to reflect on that tiny part of the world that a single person occupies. The view from the Burj Khalifa also sheds perspective on the massive building and development projects that Dubai has seen along the Sheikh Zayed Road since the 1960's. An impressive string of buildings and towers that represent some of the world's most creative and innovative architecture flank the corridor like a pearls plucked out of the adjacent Arabian Gulf. But, back to the Burj Khalifa tower that stands 828 meters tall - the tallest in the world with more than 160 floors. The 148th floor is the highest observation floor open to the paying public; though the 124th is fairly popular with an outdoor deck attached to the gift shop and indoor (air conditioned) viewing area. The route to the lifts tells the impressive story of constructing the enormous structure through hallways of photos, dynamic graphics, and historical displays. The base, built into the Dubai Mall enables guests to enjoy the heightened experience "At the Top" while shopping, dining, and enjoying the equally impressive fountain show.
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