I always knew that if I made it to Dubai, I’d have to try to get up to the observation deck on the 124th floor of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. If you apply on-line at least 3 days in advance you only have to pay 125 AED (12.5 OR/$44US).If you want to visit with little or no advance notice, you have to pay 400 AED (about $100 US!) for immediate entry admission. One benefit of the immediate entry admission is that I didn’t have to wait in the long line but was directed to the elevator immediately.At the Top is located in the Dubai Mall, Lower Ground Level. Just follow the signs.Access to the ticket counter and entrance is via the Dubai Mall, Lower Ground Level. The closest Metro Station is Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall Station. (Tel: 800 28 843 867)There is a bit of a walk until you reach the elevator with several interactive features along the way including: “Burj Among the Greats”, “Burj Around the World” and “Dubai Then and Now”.I was there around 10am on Saturday morning and it wasn’t too crowded. The views were spectacular!Here’s a short video of Dubai “At the Top” from my Powershot A810:
Check out part 2 (by clicking here) which includes High Definition video from my Canon EOS 550D.
Ah but if you were Tom Cruise, you would get in free – you’d just need to swing around the outside on ropes for a bit. I’d pay.
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Funny you should mention Tom, as I suddenly decided to watch my “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” DVD while putting this post together! 🙂 Now if I can just get your son to photoshop a pic of my face on Tom’s body as he’s scaling the Burj Khalifa with the “Blue-is-glue and Red-is-dead spy gloves”, haha! Oh, to have the skills of a graphic designer!
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