When we went up Taipei 101 and my sons learned the skyscraper lost its highest building status by a new structure built in the Dubai, they started nagging me about when we would see it.
The Burj Khalifa stands 828 meters tall.
It was designed by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, with Adrian Smith as chief architect.
The skyscraper has a y-shaped design, with a central core that creates a thin spire at the top. A glazing system is designed to withstand Dubai’s extreme summer temperatures.
There are ticket times to the observation deck throughout the day and night, book ahead on the web site and pick up your tickets a few minutes before your scheduled time. The wait is minimal.
The view from the top is impressive. The Dubai is a city constructed in a desert, and you can see this clearly from up on high.
Enjoy your visit to birds-eye perspective of this desert city. For other Dubai tips, see my earlier post about visiting the gold souk.