Record-breaking observations at Burj Khalifa, Dubai

I recently wrote an article for Attraction Tix that’s now featured on their blog. It’s all about my recent trip to Dubai where I was fortunate to take a trip to the top of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.

Here’s a snippet of the article:

On a recent trip to Dubai, I was able to go to the top of the tallest man-made structure in the world, Burj Khalifa.
Standing at an eye-watering 829.8m tall, the structure offers the world’s tallest observation deck, At The Top, at the Burj Khalifa. It was built in just six years and today represents Dubai’s desire to reach new heights.

As a London based city girl, I’m used to being around high rise buildings, but at more than eight times the height of the Big Ben tower, the Burj Khalifa is a truly impressive feat of architecture.

The structure of the Burj Khalifa boasts a whopping 163 floors. There are more than 26,000 glass panels that were used in the exterior cladding of the building that has been displayed around the world as an icon of Dubai.

Read the full article here and be sure to leave a comment.

Many thanks to Attraction Tix for providing two tickets to visit the Burj Khalifa, Dubai.

6 comments

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  • Hey Colleen. Loved the piece (leaving this comment there as well). Did you have any issues with visibility? I know Dubai is sunny, but I’ve heard of issues with dust, sandstorms and even some smog

    • Thanks for the comment Jay, there were no real issues with visibility on the day however you’re correct, Dubai is well known for dust/sandstorms. The staff on the ground are great at advising on suitability on the day though. Are you planning a trip?

      • Later this year, actually. Trying to pick off a list of stuff to do that won’t burn a hole in my wallet. Dubai is more expensive than I realized, even though I’m steadfastly staying off anything to do with shopping. Instead, I’ve picked up hiking around the Hajar Mountains and some desert safari as alternatives to the more expensive touristy stuff, but as a former architect, Burj Khalifa isn’t something I’d want to miss, even if they priced the At the Top entrance tickets at $500 a pop!

        • It sounds as though you have a good plan already, I always try to keep costs minimal whilst travelling but Burj is a good experience. Try looking at prices via http://www.attractiontix.co.uk as well.

          The malls are good simply for the experience and some fab restaurants, no need to actually do shopping there.

          • Sounds awesome Colleen! Was reading up about the malls and wow, Dubai does know how to do extravagance right! Ski slopes and theme parks inside malls? You have me sold!

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