During its short span of existence, the Burj Khalifa or Burj Dubai as it is commonly referred to, has successfully outdone its predecessors in becoming the iconic landmark of Dubai. Located in the central business district of United Arab Emirates’ prominent city, Dubai, it is still debatable whether the structure is more winsome at night or day. Further, the bird’s eye view from the top is enchanting during the day with the Khalifa Creek just below and under the bright twinkly lights at night; the view is even more enthralling.
The Observation Deck of Burj Khalifa positioned 124 floors above the ground offers these unparalleled, spectacular views and is dubbed ‘At the Top’. Once you ascend to this outdoor observation platform you can witness not only the prevalent scenery and weather conditions, but with the assistance of the ‘Behold Telescope’ you can travel back in time to scrutinize images of the past. These saved illustrations consist of pictures taken during varied climatic conditions and those taken at other times of the day. ‘At the Top’ is favoured by lovers who find it to be a romantic getaway to spend time especially on St Valentine’s Day and other special occasions.
Due to the frenzied interest taken by the crowds that throng to Dubai, it is always advisable to purchase tickets online so that you can shoot up to the top straight away. However, this would be after a long and relaxed stroll on the well landscaped Burj Khalifa Park which surrounds the building. A couple of floors below ‘At the Top’ is the sky high restaurant that kisses the clouds, serves scrumptious multi ethnic food and offers some appetizing views of the Middle East.
While you are atop scanning the horizon you can decide which one of the Middle East hotels looks the grandest and most apt for your accommodation. Many UAE hotels will be visible from the higher floors of the buildings, but seem to appear like tiny pebbles as you rise further and further. Even the much talked of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East will loom large at first and then become a sparkling speck as you rise.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.