For a long time, the world’s tallest skyscrapers were in the United States. Then the Petronas Twin Towers were built in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. And then Dubai, a cosmopolitan metropolis became the world leader in neck bending tall buildings.
Burj Khalifa, the tallest building (829.8m) in the world, is nothing short of miraculous. It has become a bucket list destination in many traveler’s hearts. This large structure has 19 residential towers, Dubai Mall, nine hotels, and an Artificial Lake. You say, “What?” Precisely, go figure. 🙂
So, are you ready to experience the luxurious trip to the Burj Khalifa in your next United Arab Emirates (UAE) trip?
HOW TO GO
The Dubai International Airport deals with direct international flights from popular cities in the world. There are taxi services from outside of the airport, come of out of Terminal 1 from left. Burj Khalifa is a 20 minutes ride if you take the E11 Route from the airport.
THINGS TO DO
When Burj Khalifa opened in 2010, the observation deck at the 124th Floor was the highest outdoor observation deck in the world at 452 meters. But after the opening of Cloud Top on Canton Tower Burj Khalifa lost its spot.
But in 2014, once again, the 148th floor became the sky level at the height of 555m, beating all decks to become the highest viewing deck. In 2016 Shanghai Tower dethroned Burj Khalifa by making a deck at 561m. Well, you can visit the Shanghai Tower too in your next China trip.
For now, when you book your tickets, do it early and make sure you see both the Sky Level and the 124th Floor Observation Deck.
WHEN TO GO
Book the observation deck at the time of sunset, so that you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dubai during dusk. The evening time is a crowded time, and you need to wait in a long line before you make it to the deck. Book your ticket online as it is way cheaper, and make sure to book the one hour ahead of the timing slot.
TYPE OF ELECTRICITY
The socket types C, D, and G in Dubai use 220 V power. If you are from the United States or Canada, then bring a voltage converter with you. And an adapter to fit the C, D and G socket comes in handy while charging your mobile phone.
September 21, 2017 3:11 pm
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