At The Top, Burj Khalifa

Monday, 2 March 2015

At The Top, Burj Khalifa

At the top Burj Khalifa

Whilst staying in Dubai we decided to take the boys up the tallest building in the world. Well up to floor 124 with a brief lift change at 125. We had pre booked tickets on their website before our stay. This needs doing as there are times slots for viewing and just turning up costs more if there is availability. Children under 4 are free so we didn't need to pay for little man. You are allowed through 10 mins before your time a slot. You then walk through screens talking through the building of the structure. There is then a video where Tom Cruise is doing some amazing stunts off the building. Next you go into a dark lift that whizzes you up the 124 floors.

lift at the burj khalifa

There were two things that hit me about the view from the top. Firstly, you couldn't see as far as I expected. I was expecting to see The Palm. You couldn't. Infact you could only just see the Burj Al Arab in the distance.

Secondly, it really hit me how much your perspective was distorted. There were numerous small buildings which were actually large skyscrapers. They just weren't as tall as the one we were in. 

skyscrapers dubai

Burj Khalifa
It was interesting to see and a one off experience. Apparently one where you then need to go and buy a variety of snow globes in the gift shop! Unfortunately middle men's camel in a baseball cap snow globe didn't make it a full week without him smashing it. Hey ho, we will just need to go back again. Oh and as it is number 3 on the list of place to take selfies, I took my fair share - it is probably up to number 2 now!

selfie at burj khalifa


jollyjillys said...

Wow that looks amazing! You wont forget that trip!

fashion-mommy said...

Amazing, we went to the KL Tower a few years ago and the view almost made me sick, it was just so high. Would love to do this one.


afra willmore said...

Wow what a view. Not sure I'd be brave enough. Maybe I'll start with the shard!

Louise Fairweather said...

lol I remember you wouldn't do the spinniker tower would you xx It is fine if confusing and very quick lifts

Louise Fairweather said...

Oh no! It was weird looking at skyscrappers thinking how small they were x

Louise Fairweather said...

It was a lovely trip x

Coombe Mill (Fiona) said...

What a view from up there! totally amazing, I think I may have felt a little unsafe right against that window!

Merlinda Little said...

Wow look at that view! Amazing! I am an Architecture graduate and this is what rocks my boat! Amazing trip! #whatsthestory

rebecca beesley said...

What an utterly amazing experience for you all! I've been laughing so much about the snow globes because we went to paris for half-term and my boys were obsessed from the moment we got there about buying a snow globe. It's funny what their priorities are. I'm so going to have to add this to my bucket list though - looks so fabulous. x

Louise Fairweather said...

I want to go back!