At 838 meters (2,716.5 feet), the Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building in the world. Towering over the city, the shadow of Dubai's iconic building stretches across the city, reaching almost to the coast. This latter day Tower of Babel – so dubbed because of the cacophony of world languages heard while visiting - boasts a host of world records: highest number of stories, highest occupied floor, highest outdoor observation deck, and elevators that travel the longest distance. Make reservations for the observation deck well in advance, so that you can take your time looking out across the cityscape: less skyscrapers, the "palm" that spreads into the Arabian Gulf, and the vast sandy desert just outside the city's ever-widening boundaries. It’s been said that on a clear day, you can even see all the way to Iran. On your way out, take the time to read about the construction of the building: the logistics almost defy comprehension.
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High End Dining
High end dining was not invented in Dubai but it certainly has been perfected here. With a view of the dancing Dubai Fountain at the Burj Khalifa and the lights of downtown glittering in the background, Giorgio Armani has taken branding to new heights with his signature hotel and stylized version of fine, Indian cuisine at Amal’s - voted best Indian food in town. At The One & Only Palm, get schooled and moor the yacht at their seaside 101 Dining Lounge & Bar on the Jumeriah Palm where Spanish Tapas will serenade your taste buds with a savory melody. At Al Muntaha, dine inside another Dubai icon, the Burj Al Arab. Overlooking the Persian Gulf on the 27th floor, their perfectly prepared wagyu beef makes the bill that much more palpable.
Dubai's showiest architectural marvel is the remarkable Burj Khalifa, the 829.8 meter tall behemoth that is the world's tallest building and one of humankind's greatest engineering feats.
The centerpiece of the newly developed Downtown Dubai, the skyscraper features the Armani Hotel, observation decks (home to the At the Top experience) at levels 125 and 148, and numerous restaurants, including At.mosphere Restaurant & Lounge, which sits at a staggering 442 meters above the city streets.
To truly appreciate the tower's height, wander the Burj Khalifa Park, home spectacular fountains, gardens, cafes, and more.
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There's a lot to see in Dubai, a lot of shopping malls and shisha cafes. However, the Burj Khalifa is an amazing architectural creation that offers 360-degree views of this surreal civilization in the desert.
Located on the 124th level of what is currently the world's tallest building, "At The Top"—the Burj Khalifa's observation deck—is a must-do while in Dubai.
Make sure you make a reservation before you arrive and set aside some time to explore!
High up on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa sits one of the worlds most spectacular observation decks. On a clear day you can see across the Persian Sea to Iran. But even on a dusty day like this, the city of Dubai itself is a stunning sight from the worlds tallest building.
Having birthday drinks with our Syrian birthday boy in the world's tallest bar, Atmosphere on the 122 floor of the magnificent Bourj Khalifa. The drinks and view was spectacular. Since the drinks aren't cheap, make sure to get reservations to catch the sunset at this world renowned destination.
Visiting the Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building.
The Burj Khalifa is the worlds tallest building, standing at 828 meters is not only impressive from the top, but it's also interesting to see from the ground. Dubai is a city designed for aesthetics, and there are many places one can see this tower that are truly remarkable. The most popular spot to snap a picture of the tower is just outside the Dubai Mall next to the Burj Khalifa Lake fountain (the world's largest choreographed fountain system).
Going up the Burj Khalifa requires buying a ticket in advance. The ticket office is located in the Dubai Mall on the ground floor. There are several ticket options available, At The Top viewing area, Sky Ticket, and a special VIP ticket. The tickets are not cheap (anywhere between 125 AED to 500 AED), prices vary depending on how high you want to go, if you want to wait in lines, and what time of day you're going.If you're on a budget and can't miss going up, the At The Top viewing area still offers a great view, and is well worth it.
If you're looking for a great view of Dubai the Burj Khalifa is one of the best. Keep a few things in mind before you shell out the big bucks, most of the viewing areas are surrounded in glass and there are some pretty harsh reflections, so at a few angles you won't get the greatest photos.Dubai is also a very spread out, so many of the other famous landmarks are actually very far away. Finally it's a very popular place to visit, so expect crowds and expect tickets to sell out quickly.