As you all might already know, Burj Khalifa is the tallest skyscraper in the world featuring 163 floors offering 360-degree views of the skyline of Dubai. Burj Khalifa holds plenty of world records being a 2,716.5 feet tall building with high-speed elevators that travel the longest travel distance, the highest observation deck, the tallest art gallery and so much more. The tower features a total of 54 working elevators that can travel 40 miles per hour. Burj Khalifa tower was constructed by Emaar Properties in 6 years and was opened for the public on January 4th, 2010. The concept of Burj Khalifa was put forward by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum to enhance the ever-growing status of Dubai as a popular tourist destination. Burj Khalifa is located on the busiest tourism hub, Downtown Dubai which is home to various popular attractions of the city including the Dubai Opera, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Fountain, and more. Considering all of these factors, your trip to Dubai is incomplete without visiting this record-breaking tallest building of the world.
The design of Burj Khalifa is inspired by the natural landscape and culture of Dubai. This tower was designed by Adrian Smith and the architecture firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. From the bird’s eye view, this tower resembles a “Y shape” because the wide foundation of Burj Khalifa is built to optimize the hospitality and residential space. The tower rises in cross-sections that reduces the area as it goes upward. The neo-futuristic design of Burj Khalifa is inspired by tiger lily, desert lily, and spider lily, a regional flower that grows in the UAE.
To maintain the design of Burj Khalifa, cutting-edge techniques are used. The curtain wall of the tower is the size of 17 football pitches. The cleaning of the tower requires 36 employees and a minimum of 90 days.
It is located at the hub of Dubai, UAE within Downtown Dubai having the commercial hub of Dubai right next to it. This tallest skyscraper is surrounded by a wide range of attractions and leisure destinations to enhance your travel experience.
For all the fans of the dark side, Hysteria Haunted House is located right within the Dubai Mall to allow you to experience a haunted experience within a mansion of Hysteria. This attraction is only for visitors who are 18 or above.
It is one of the largest aquariums in the world featuring over 140 species of aquatic animals that allow you to get close to thousands of sea animals including rays’ crocodiles, and more.
It is an amazing attraction featuring edu-play scenarios where kids can take part in simulated real-life experiences with hands-on activities that require teamwork, problem-solving skills, social skills, and creativity. This attraction is designed for visitors aged 2 to 10.
After a tiring day at the observation decks, you can grab a meal from the restaurants located nearby to satisfy your hunger.
Head to this restaurant to experience a unique Lebanese cuisine for an Arabian culinary experience. Here you can enjoy the outdoor terrace views of Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera, and the Dancing Fountains.
Rainforest Café provides visitors with a unique tropical adventure just as the name suggests. Here you can enjoy your unique choice of the meal while enjoying the tranquil ambience of the surrounding.
This restaurant offers a French menu with an upscale ambience which makes it one of the top-rated places to eat within the Dubai Mall.
Burj Khalifa is located in Downtown Dubai which is neighbored by Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Business Bay, Al Quoz, and Jumeirah. You can easily access the Sheikh Zayed Road and head to Al Safa, Zabeel, Umm Suqeim, and more. Old Dubai and Oud Mehta are also located in close proximity.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Address: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Parking: Cinema Parking (Green), P1
Getting your tickets: You can get your tickets upon arriving at the destination, depending on the availability of tickets you will be provided with a ticket at a later time in the day or on a later date.
The architecture of the building includes triple and double-height spaces and dramatic cantilevers providing beautifully designed sanctuaries and outdoor living spaces to the residents. Each residential unit within this development is designed with a personal choice of choosing finishing and interiors from two of the world’s most esteemed designers to match the taste of the individuals.