The Burj Khalifa is a stunning feat of architecture and engineering, with two observation decks on the 124th and 148th floors and a restaurant-bar on the 122nd. The world’s tallest building pierces the sky at 828m and opened in January 2010, six years after excavations began. Note that high humidity often cloaks Dubai in a dense haze, making views less than breathtaking.
The tallest building on earth at a height of 828m was supposedly built at a cost of around US$ 1.5b. It took over 6 years with over 12000 workers and 22 million man-hours to complete the building. It contains both commercial space and residential apartments. An observation deck with high powered telescopes at the 124th floor is a must visit for anyone who comes to Dubai. From there, on a foggy morning, you feel you are standing above the clouds. Besides having the fastest elevators, it also boasts of the highest library and the highest restaurant among many other broken height records.
Take a look at our selection of must-see sights and top things to do near Burj Khalifa.