The Burj Khalifa Experience | Towering Over Towers
April 30, 2016
I’ve been here in Dubai for a little more than a month, but it’s only today that I got to visit one of the city’s most iconic landmarks: Burj Khalifa.
Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest man-made structure on land, standing more than 800 meters high and comprising 163 floors. It was constructed in 2004 and officially opened on January 4, 2010.
This massive structure, unsurprisingly, holds several world records:
Tallest building in the world
Tallest free-standing structure in the world
Highest number of stories in the world
Highest occupied floor in the world
Highest observation deck in the world
Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
Tallest service elevator in the world
Disclaimer: Facts above were lifted from the Burj Khalifa website: http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/the-tower/factsandfigures.aspx
We purchased tickets online via this website: https://tickets.atthetop.ae/atthetop/
We got the cheapest tickets (of course!) at Dhs 125. There was a fee for Burj Khalifa online booking so it had cost us a total of Dhs 230 for 2 tickets.
UPDATE: The lowest ticket price is now Dhs 135.
Those Burj Khalifa online tickets were only for the 124th floor, also known as At The Top. It is possible to go one floor higher, called At The Top Sky, but true to its name, its price is sky high!
It was a great experience overall. But not really something you’d want to try again. First, because the tickets pretty expensive! Secondly, there’s really not much to do there, except be overwhelmed by the height and the vastness of the desert that you can see below.
Still, it was a pretty incredible feeling looking down on other skyscrapers, hehe.
Photo dump below of the Burj Khalifa view below!
Some pics of us 🙂 You don’t have to view them if you don’t wanna see our faces. XD