Burj Khalifa, is the tallest building in the world. During my recent visit to Dubai, I got a chance to visit Burj Khalifa. In one word, it’s awesome. The view of Dubai from the top of Burj Khalifa is really fascinating. Located next to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa is 2,716.5 ft tall and is having more than 160 stories and is easily one of the most iconic landmarks in Dubai currently. An outdoor observation deck, named ” At the Top “, is on the 124th floor. We can take ticket to go there. We can climb stairs and go to Level 125 also. There is another one at the 148th floor, named SKY , which is costly and requires separate ticket to go. So we avoided that.
There are different time slots available and we took the 5.30 pm time slot, which I think is a perfect time as we can see sunset also from the top of Burj Khalifa. Its advisable to book ticket online. Since it was peak time, the ticket costed us 720 AED (approximately 200 USD) for 4 of us. If you select non peak hours for your visit, it will cost less only.
We reached Burj Khalifa on time, thanks to my dear brother. We will have to show the reservation slip at the counter and they will provide us with the entry ticket. There was a small queue to enter and we are made to pass through a strict security check, which is same like what we have in Airports and all. You will not be allowed to carry any food items inside. The security staff there resembled bouncers in the bar. 😉
Once you are through the security check, they will make us take photo, which we can buy later, if needed. Then after a little walk and climbing of escalator, there will be another queue to take the lift, which takes us to level 124. The lift is so fast, that it takes much less than a minute only to reach level 124.
Once we step out to level 124, we can see a clear view of Dubai and its magnificent structures. It is a real treat to watch them all from such a height. There are different angles from where you can watch as much as you want. Climb up the stairs to level 125 and it is an even more visually superb experience. A camera is a must for this Burj Khalifa visit.
The sunset view from Burj Khalifa, is a definitely a must watch. No words can describe the beauty of the sky from there. It is a treat to watch and something which should not be missed, if you are visiting Burj Khalifa. For me, the extra money that we spend, was well worth it.
We spend around 1 hour at the Top, took some photos and all and finally started our journey down. By the time we reached down, it was already night and Burj Khalifa was dressed in lights which made it look even more beautiful. The lights keeps on changing as if to some tunes and it was stunning as well.
Adjacent to the Burj Khalifa is the Dubai Fountain, which is the world’s tallest performing fountain. Dubai Fountain has a unique design comprising of five circles of varying sizes and two arcs, and features powerful water nozzles that shoot water to impressive heights. Every half hour, the fountain performs to a range of different songs, which lasts for around 15 minutes.
Since it was free, the show was crowded and we had a tough time to get a good place to view the show. So, get in early to have a superb view. There is lade ride available through the Dubai Fountain, which we didn’t take. After that, we spend some time in Dubai Mall, which itself is an experience.
To sum up, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain (for that matter, Dubai Mall itself) is a must visit place for any one visiting Dubai. The money you pay is worth it and you will also be able to see the magnificent fountain at its full beauty as well. We really had a nice time and kids really enjoyed…