Burj Khalifa is not only holding the title as the Tallest manmade structure in the world, it is also the Tallest Building in the World, theTallest free-standing structure in the world, the Highest number of stories in the world, the Highest Occupied Floor in the World, TheHighest outdoor observation deck in the world, Elevator with the Longest travel distance in the world and the Tallest service elevator in the World! Impressive right? Burj Khalifa is 828 metres tall (2,716.50 feet) and more than 160 stories. The viewing deck is located at 124th floor and nothing beyond that is accessible to the public. And it only takes less than a minute to go up the viewing deck! One of the fastest elevator also in the world!
We had a hard time booking for a ticket to go up Burj Khalifa’s Observation Deck so we ended up getting the earliest schedule on our last day in Dubai! Whew!! But it was well worth it..Don’t consider walking in because the walk-in rate is times 4 the regular rate (dated and timed) which is AED400!! So be sure to book early!!
|on the way up to the elevator station you can see these visual aids regarding architectural and engineering design of the building
The completion of the building untimely coincided with the global financial crisis of 2007-2010 which resulted to Dubai plunging in huge debts which according to Wikipedia resulted to Dubai seeking funding from oil rich neighbor Abu Dhabi. Due to this, they renamed the building fromBurj Dubai to Burj Khalifa to honor the UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed AL Nahyan for his support.
|Burj Khalifa Viewing Deck is located at 124th Floor and the upper floors are not accessible to public, here’s my shot of the top portion from the viewing deck
The Highest Outdoor Viewing Deck in the world(at 124th floor):
The Amazing view from the Deck (quite disappointed with the fog…):
Burj Khalifa Observation Deck
Hours of Operation:
Sundays to Wednesdays 10am to 10 pm
Thursday to Saturdays 10am to midnight
Adult (Dated and Timed) AED100
Children (age 4 to 12) AED 75
Infants (0 to 3) Free
Walk-ins (immediate Entry Admission) AED400