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Reviews of Burj Khalifa • 34
Measuring in at a startling 2,722 feet, Dubai's Burj Khalifa is the current record holder for the world's tallest man-made structure. The 163-floor mixed-use building was designed by Adrian Smith, an American architect also famous for designing Chicago's Trump International Hotel and Tower. Burj Khalifa is designed in the neo-futurism style, while its tiered, spiraling pattern reflects more ancient examples of Islamic architecture found throughout the Middle East. The building has 24,348 windows which require a team of 36 workers and nearly four months to clean. Ryugyong Hotel, North Korea
And the second wish I would like to make to my friend RK is to take me to the 124th floor of Burj Khalifa, so that I can have a view of the magnificent Dubai's skyline by night, all decked up with starry lights.
Checking-in our old hotel Burjumaan Arjaan we got the 10th floor rooms this time. It was 5 in the evening when we had to leave for Dubai Mall because it was time to catch sight of the tallest building in the world The Burj Kalifa. The 160 storey-buliding standing tall, startled by its beauty, we got our passes to see the life at the top. The visitors are allowed to visit till 125th floor. Experiencing the most stunning lift ever, we reached the 125th floor in a minute exactly. The view though, nothing can be more beautiful than this man made city. The lights and building all seemed like blocks of various shapes. I could keep that image in my mind for life time. It was such an unforgettable and astonishing view. At 7 pm the fountains right below the building started dancing with the beats. The most beautiful show ever. This was all like my dream come true.
Visit at the top –Burj- Khalifa: Visit the observatory at the top of world’s tallest building at 124th floor. You can view the entire area from the telescope. The tickets cost around 150 Dh per person.
*Visit At the Top –Burj Khalifa*There is an Olympic sized Ice Skating Rink here.One can take skating classes or skate here on an hourly basis.
8) At the Top, Burj Khalifa After lunch head over to your At the top Burj Khalifa experience. They have two packages- At the Top (Level 124, 125) and At the Top Sky (Level 148, 125 and 124). I recommend At the Top Sky, its a little pricey but beats the queues (which may take hours) and offers VIP treatment.
Burj Khalifa, wonder of oil money, the tallest one, highest observation deck on Earth, I know this all sounds so boring. But mark my words the view, the hospitality at this is 830m tall giant is unmatched.There are two types of tickets at Burj Khalifa one for At The Top (Floor 124 and 125) and other At The Top Sky (Floor 148). With Sky tickets one gets the ultra VIP treatment with access to all the 3 floors, tour guide, priority access escalators and what not including Macroons :DCheck out the evening view from there!
Of all the brilliant places to visit in Dubai, Burj Khalifa tops the list because it is an absolute wonder in its own right. Buy yourself a ticket to be on the (world's highest) observation platform of the tallest building on this planet. It is pretty much akin to a VIP experience and is a hallmark of Dubai tourism.
Once our destination was finalized, we sat together to make the itinerary keeping in mind what we both want to do on this trip. Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Mosque was on both of ours list. Nandini loves theme parks and I love scary rides, so we decided to go to the Ferrari World and IMG World of Adventure. D’Pauls (travel company) helped us with a few other add-ons to this itinerary like the Dubai city tour and the Abu Dhabi city tour. Skydiving is another attraction in Dubai which we were very excited about but all the tickets were sold out by that time – thanks to our impromptu travel plans! Well, someday we shall live for the clear blue skies…Someday we shall fly…For now, we were all set to celebrate the holidays and flew on 24th of December to Dubai. After a refreshing shower, we dressed up fancy to visit the ‘Burj Khalifa’. A trip to Dubai is incomplete without “ticking this box” – We were at the 124th floor of the tallest structure in the world, standing 829.8 m (2,722 ft) tall.
2. Setting the stage at Dubai Opera – The curtain is soon to rise on the city’s very own opera house. The architecturally iconic dhow – shaped building is ready to host an impressive line up of stellar performances
This should be on every travelers to do list not because its like really fancy and all but because its truly an architectural marvel- it takes you less that 10 seconds to reach the top and skip 123 floors and I guess an airplane takes longer than that to reach that height. Another tip here- Make your reservation for the 124th floor in advance and the ticket will be cheaper. I got it for 125 Dirhams (INR 2400) through a company called Rayna tours and make sure you carry your passport. Being as irresponsible as I am, I forgot it as I was trying to keep it safe at the hostel and had to use my Desi tactics of “Bhaiya Please” to make them let me go in :P .
Simply incredible! Isn't it?Enjoy the spectacular view ! A moment of applause to the architect Adrian D. Smith and the workers.Post the selfies at the top. You could also collect pictures of the tower at the picture gallery on the ground floor.The Dubai Mall houses them all. There is so much to do here. From shopping at the mall to a leisure walk at the Dubai aquarium admiring the sea creatures. It is here that the Dubai's musical fountain play every evening. Don't miss that if you are around this place in the evening. And the tallest tower.Given the time limitation we had to move on.We then headed towards the Dubai museum As we drove by all we did was to glaring and admire the Dubai Skyline. Dubai indeed has one of the best skylines in the world. The architecture is splendid from the tallest tower to the remake of the big ben. Dubai has it all!A step into Dubai 40 years ago. Yes, what you see here was no longer than 30 years ago. This place will help you understand and appreciate the growth of this city. Representing the traditional lifestyle of Emirates cities since 70's. Replicas of every walk of life could be seen there. Even if you are not museum person a visit to this place will help you admire and appreciate what this city has done in the last couple of decades.Gold Souk and Spice MarketWe then headed to the Creek to take a boat to the Gold souk & spice markets. The gold market is definitely worth a visit even if shopping gold is off your mind. Several pieces of gold carved and place at display before every shop is truly admirable. One of them being the Worlds largest gold ring :D Its here people sell copies of several branded bags. We warned told by our guide to not fall pray to these. Beware!After some spice shopping picking up souvenirs we headed back to the bus.Post the spice shopping and glaring the gold market ;) we headed to the Jumeirah beach.This is the place to get the best shots of the famous Burj Al Arab a prominent landmark of this city. We also spent some time at the beach.Last but not the least for an under water drive to The Atlantis, The Palm. A hotel resort located in the palm Jumeirah.
The iconic Burj Al Arab is eponymous with Dubai. Till May 10, 2016, the hotel is oﬀering a Dream Package that includes a complimentary stay for three children (11 years old and younger) at a duplex suite, complimentary daily buﬀet breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres and beverages, lunch or dinner buﬀet for two at Junsui and Al Iwan restaurants, 25-minute back, neck and shoulder massage for two once per stay, a 24-hour private butler service, a complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark, and a full-size Hermes amenities for him and her, among other extravagances.35. Fashionably in Dubai
124th Floor..... worth the high!
Day 3: Went to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. Both totally worth visiting!! Dubai mall is a shopper's haven, has every possible under brand one can imagine under one roof. Also, endless eating options are available. High point of the day: Watching the fountain show from top of Burj Khalifa. Blissful!
You'll go on the top floor within a minute. The countdown on the elevator door would look like a rocket launch event.
3. Burj Khalifa – The only thing that I would want you to do is, reach the 123rd floor and look down for 10 mins ;). Definitely a must visit Burj Khalifa and its technological binocular (you can see the past, present and future) will leave you speechless.
The tallest building in the world, now THAT definitely merit a trip.
Tip: Try taking the early morning slot, was 8:30 for us (is more economical)
Pre booking for burj Khalifa is must. Otherwise there are no tickets available for the peak time. You can stay as long as you want at the top. It is best to be there an hour before sunset so we can enjoy every view. I.E before sunset, at the time of sunset and after that. Each view has its own charm. I booked a slot of 4;30pm and was there till 8pm. I made the most of it. Sunsets are my favorite and so it was from burj khalifa. They do offer an upgrade from 124th floor to 148th floor for more money but it hardly makes any difference. Dubai from the top is one time view.
Jumerirah beach is white sand beach. The water is very clear and because of the white sand , water reflects the color of the sky. Amazing place to chill with a view of Burj al Arab.
Burj Khalifa offers stunning panoramic views of the Dubai City..right from the top.