Visiting Burj Khalifa, Dubai’s living wonder, is an experience that amazes and thrills you.
Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world, is sure to spellbind you with all its intricate features and the opportunities it offers. There’s a lot to know before you visit Burj Khalifa.
Burj Khalifa, also known as Vertical City, is located next to Dubai Mall. Its construction started in 2004, and the doors were opened to the world in January, 2010. Its design resembles the Hymenocallis flower, giving it a shape of sculpted spire. No new architecture can beat this marvelous structure for the next entire century at least. Burj Khalifa’s top floor view alone cannot be compared with anything else in the whole wide world.
With around 160 floors, it is the tallest building of the world, measured to be 2716.5 feet to be exact. Its height is three time that of the Eiffel Tower and twice the height of the Empire State Building. With 57 elevators and eight escalators, it takes you to the top floors in just a minute. The first 15 floors make Armani hotel, with 304 rooms and luxury suites, two top class restaurants, a spa and a night club.
Seven world records
Apart from this, it has the world’s tallest mosque, the highest restaurant on the 122nd floor, the highest outdoor observation deck on 124th floor, and the highest nightclub is on 144th floor. With these mesmerizing heights, you will be in awe of the views it has to offer. Due to these heights, it holds seven world records.
Burj Khalifa top floor views
Burj Khalifa has three observation decks in total which offer top floor views. These observation decks come with a Burj Khalifa 360 degrees view. This panorama view reveals the magnificently evolving skyline of Dubai. The two famous observation decks are:
At The Top:
At the Top makes the 124th and 125th floor of Burj Khalifa. Both of these are the observation desks. When standing at the edge of the building, the cityscape of Dubai is a sight to behold. From these observation desks, you can view the world from top of it without the need of a helicopter.
Surprisingly, the 124th floor observation deck is an outdoor observation deck. Standing at 452 meters above sea level, it presents a splendid view.
The horizontal spaces in the glass panels serve the purpose of capturing enchanted photographs. With At The Top’s Electronic Telescope, you can clearly view the shores in distance.
Furthermore, these observation decks have gift shops where you can buy souvenirs. As there are no chairs or sitting area on the outdoor deck, make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes.
At The Top Sky:
At The Top Sky is the 148th floor of Burj Khalifa, and is the highest observation deck in the world. This observation deck is higher than any other building in the whole Emirate. As soon as you enter the deck, you are accompanied by a professional guide. While visiting the incredible Sky Lounge, you can always enjoy some snacks.
The perfect dining experience
Burj Khalifa offers a world class dining experience with its exotic restaurants and cafes.
At.Mosphere is the world’s highest altitude restaurant. They serve the best food in the town. Be it high-tea, breakfast or dinner, everything they offer is worth the price and the place. From scones and cucumber sandwiches to poached eggs on English muffins, everything tastes perfect!
Armani Lounge, an option not to miss
Armani Lounge is another world-class restaurant offered by the Armani hotel in Burj Khalifa.
Nightly LED displays
Not only the interior but the exterior offers a beguiling view as well. This is complemented by nightly LED displays on the building that offer a perfect mix of architecture and engineering.
Every fortnight, the spectacular night show changes. Also, during Dubai’s annual design and art week, the LED display shows the view that will make your jaws drop for sure.
Throughout the week, there is a regular five minute LED show every after every hour as soon as the sun sets. Be right outside Dubai Mall to see the magic unfold!
Best time to visit Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is open to visit all day until midnight. As far as At The Top and At The Top Sky is concerned, there are prime hours and non-prime hours you can get tickets for.
Prime hours are from 3 PM to 6:30 PM. A ticket is for AED210. Even though prime hours are comparatively costly, they are worth the price. You get to visit the spectacular sunset and make delightful memories. Not only this, the area is less crowded during prime hours.
Non-prime hours are from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM and from 7 PM to 11 PM. Ticket comes at AED135. The best time to visit during non-prime hours is right after sunset. As the Dubai Fountains start displaying their show, viewing it from top of the world is exotic. So, plan your visit to Burj Khalifa in a way that you can make the most out of it.
Smith Jason is an expeditious traveler. His passion for travelling and adventures led him to write blogs about his experiences. Having traveled to UAE, Malaysia, Thailand and more destinations, he has got a lot of exciting stories to share with readers.