What it costs to touch 'The Sky' in Dubai

Burj Khalifa's new observation deck on 148th floor at height of 555 metres is highest in the world

Visitors to the world’s highest observation deck - 'At The Top, Burj Khalifa, Sky,' will have to shell out Dh400 per person if tickets are booked in advance, but it will cost Dh500 per person for same-day bookings.

Those going to the 'sky deck' will have access to an exclusive 'luxury' lounge with a guest ambassador, dates and Arabic coffee.

Guests will visit in groups and will be guided by a guest ambassador through the journey that entails no waiting periods or queues.

They will take a dedicated elevator equipped with a captivating visual show as they ascent to Level 125 for a quick change over of elevator to continue their journey to Level 148. As to those interested in visiting the 124th floor, 'At The Top' visitors have to pay Dh125 per adult and Dh90 per child, if the tickets are booked in advance.

For the fast track facility, they will have to shell out Dh300 per person. But prices increase to Dh150 per adult and Dh120 per child between 3pm and 7pm. Entry to infants below four years is free.

Burj Khalifa now has three observation decks - 124th floor, a new one on 125th floor and another on the 148th floor, called 'At The Top, Burj Khalifa Sky'.

The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed that Dubai’s Burj Khalifa now holds the record of the highest observation deck in the world. The Guinness Book officials are at the launch event, currently ongoing, and confirmed that the title belongs to Dubai's global icon and the world’s tallest tower.

Ahmad Al Falasi, Executive Director – Property Management of Emaar Properties, said: “At the Top is today one of the world’s most compelling tourist attractions. We received 1.8 million people last year and we are set to exceed that number next year.

“With the introduction of ‘Sky’, we are scaling up the entire journey to Burj Khalifa by offering a truly premium experience that will be a lifetime’s memory for every visitor. We are doubly delighted to clinch the Guinness World Records title that adds to the glory of Burj Khalifa and enhances the reputation of Dubai.”

Before handing over the certificate to Emaar official, Talal Omar, Country Manager for the Middle East and North Africa for Guinness World Record, said: “Burj Khalifa has done it again, surprising the world with its iconic scale and the ongoing creative enhancements. The new Guinness World Records title is another feather in the cap for Dubai, a city that has now one of the fastest growing repertories of the world’s most fascinating achievements.”

The UAE has set over 130 Guinness World Records, he revealed.

The outdoor terrace, located at 555 metres, was also the highest man-made vantage point on earth, according to Emaar.

 “Dubai – A Falcon’s Eye View” is a new attraction at Level 125 that allows visitors to witness Dubai with an entirely unique perspective. They can go on a virtual tour across prominent destinations of Dubai, hovering above the city like a falcon.

No details were given on the prices, but Emaar officials said the deck would be opened to public on Wednesday.

 Pic: Parag Deulgaonkar

 Pic: Parag Deulgaonkar

Pic: Parag Deulgaonkar

A new observation deck was unveiled on Tuesday, on the 148th floor at a height of 555 meters of the 828-meter high super-tall structure.

Burj Khalifa, now, has the highest observation deck in the world, beating Canton Tower, which has an observation deck located 488 meters above ground.

Moreover, the tower will become the first in the world to have two observation decks.

Currently, ‘At The Top’ is located at the 124th floor -  452 meters above ground.

According to Emporis data, released in 2013, ‘At The Top’ was placed third on the list of world's highest observation decks.

The Shanghai World Financial Center was placed second on the Emporis list, which had Skywalk 100, a 55-meter long glass bridge, 474 meters above the ground.

Burj Khalifa World Records

At 828 metres and 160 stories, the tower holds the following records, according to burjkhalifa.ae.

 * Tallest building in the world

* Tallest free-standing structure in the world

* Highest number of stories in the world

* Highest occupied floor in the world

* Highest outdoor observation deck in the world

* Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world

* Tallest service elevator in the world

Former record holder, Canton Tower. Copyright: sanfamedia.com @ Emporis


Burj Khalifa Observation Deck on floor No 124 is at No 3 in the world. Copyright: Axel Schmies @ Emporis

Shanghai World Financial Center, was at No 2, will now be at No 3. Copyright: Thierry Beauvier @ Emporis


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