Burj Khalifa, Dubai – What I Saw From The Top

I’ve been fortunate to travel to many cities in the world and climb their tall buildings.  Dubai is a rapidly growing, forward-thinking cosmopolitan city, that’s expanding up; into the desert and even out-to-sea!  This blog is about the world’s tallest building: the Burj Khalifa (828m) – a magnificent centrepiece of Downtown Dubai.  It’s an impressive example of design, engineering and of what man can achieve when they work together.  From outside it dominates the skyline as it spires up to the sky, and on the inside boasts luxurious apartments, hotel and offices.  The lift took me up to the observation level (which sadly was only the 126th out of the total 163 floors – but as I found, out is still the highest outdoor observation deck in the world!).  Fortunately the sun was out and visibility was quite good.  At it’s base you can see the roofs of the Dubai Mall complex, and the waterways which are famous for their musical fountains.  Click here to see all of my Burj Khalifa photos.

View south from the Burj Khalifa Observation deck

View south from the Burj Khalifa Observation deck

View north from the Burj Khalifa Observation deck

View north from the Burj Khalifa Observation deck

The Burj Khalifa viewed from the Palace Hotel entrance

 

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