Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world


Not every day you climb the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, located in the growing city ofDubai. With its sharp image and its 828 meters high there are no skyscrapers that shade it anywhere else. That is why thousands of tourists come up every day to enjoy views with a somewhat particular contrast and difficult to see in other regions of the world such as the proximity to the arid desert.

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The tallest building in the world

We do not know what will last Burj Khalifa with the title of the tallest building in the world since today there are plans in the same Dubai to build another skyscraper that surpasses it and with Spanish design. At the time it happened to the Empire State in New York, at Petronas Towers from Kuala Lumpur or the Willis tower from Chicago, skyscrapers that at some point in history had the honor of being the tallest and that today have not lost an iota of their original glamor.

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Our visit to Burj Khalifa

We go to the ground floor of Dubai Mall following the directions to the "Top of Burj Khalifa". After passing a series of fast food restaurants we see the queue where tickets are bought. It was temporarily the same for those who bought tickets for Internet as for those who came from emptiness. The machines where the tickets already acquired were collected were damaged.

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In front it had about 30 people but the line was frankly fast, about 15 minutes of waiting. With the ticket In my hand I went for a drink since my ticket was for 5:00 pm and there was still 1 hour to go up. Then, going forward for almost half an hour, I started to wait and I quickly entered a room which did not give a short talk, with tea and dates included.

The tallest building in the world - Burj Khalifa - Dubai

From here we depart to the elevator where it would take us to the plant 148 almost at a stroke in just 1 minute while we listened to background music and a series of images were projected on the wall.

Once up we went to a luxurious hall where tea and juices were served again, although my interest was not in the snack, it was on the terrace.

The tallest building in the world - Burj Khalifa - Dubai

I went out to the terrace, all of it caged so that nobody jumped into the void, but open enough to see the landscape and be able to take a picture without problems.

The tallest building in the world - Burj Khalifa - Dubai

Coincidentally, the good view was on the other side of the floor and there was no terrace so the glass caused quite annoying reflections that not a good polarizer could be removed.

The tallest building in the world - Burj Khalifa - Dubai

With this disappointment I quickly decided to go down to the 125th floor hoping to find a terrace to this other side. Total, 20 plants or so there should not be so much difference. What was clear to me is that the entrance to the 145th floor was not worth it.

The tallest building in the world - Burj Khalifa - Dubai

Once on the 125th floor I observed that all of it was surrounded by windows and without any terrace. Just then the sun and the buildings of the city began to disappear.Dubai They started to light up like a Christmas tree. It was time to look for more terraces, which I found one floor below and above on both sides.

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With this I was satisfied but my pocket still hurt. I sincerely believe that the cost to go up to Burj Khalifa It is excessively high for what little it offers compared to other skyscrapers in other similar cities. That's why I decided it was time to go down and see the building from the street.

The tallest building in the world - Burj Khalifa - Dubai

The truth that from the outside the building looks amazing. Look where you look at the building is there, ruling the city. The best points to see it is from the exit of the Dubai Mall and surrounding the fountains that dance to the sound of a song.

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Another interesting point is the views from the hotel The palace downtown Dubai, where you can clearly see the colossal height of Burj Khalifa

What to see in Dubai (Places of interest and excursions)

With this I completed a complete return to the building until I left the Dubai Mall subway stop and from there I took a train to my hotel, near the marina in Dubai.

The tallest building in the world - Burj Khalifa - Dubai

A fairly complete night with the good taste that lets you get on the tallest building in the world and possibly not for long.

Practical data

How much does it cost to climb the Burj Khalifa?

The cost varies depending on the time you want to upload. At night it is more expensive than day for example, but the most expensive moment is undoubtedly dusk.

  • Price to the 125th floor (RECOMMENDED): from 125 AED to 300 AED.
  • Price to the 148th floor: from 350 AED to 500 AED.

Is it worth buying tickets online?

Yes and no. Yes because in this way we make sure to get on and take off the hateful queues. Not because as we get caught one day with calima We will not see anything.

Can I climb a tripod to the Burj Khalifa?

Definitely yes. I came up with a backpack and a tripod in sight, which I used for a while and nobody on the staff caught my attention. Of course, it will cost to place it since there are many people.

How to get to Dubai?

Airplane is the main means of transport unless we arrive by Oman or Abu Dhabi by road. Emirates It is the main airline company in the country. Another possibility is to fly with a low cost company like FlyDubai, but today it does not operate with flights from Spain.

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How to move around Dubai?

The main means of transportation in Dubai are the taxi, uber, the subway and the bus, although the first two are the most used by tourism.

He subway For example, it will take us to the main places of the City from the Marina to Dubai Creek, separated by almost 30 kilometers. For a small amount of 26 AED We will have a ticket that will be worth for the whole day (all-day pass), being able to get on and off at any station as many times as we want.

He cab It is another good means of transport and is much cheaper than in Europe or the United States.

Uber It is another great option and besides being Dubai the car models that serve you are always high-end even with Uber Select. During our visit we used it 3 times and they always transported us in a vehicle Lexus ES.

He ship It is a classic means of transportation to cross the Dubai Creek towards the area of ​​the spice souks and the other. Its price is only 1 AED.

Where to stay in Dubai?

In Dubai we can sleep from a hotel where the mattress is lying on the floor until you find gold inlays in the headboard of the bed. Everything will depend on the money accumulated in your checking account.

Luxury hotels

  • Madinat Jumeirah : luxury hotel in the middle of Venice of the desert. It has a private beach, swimming pools and all kinds of services.
  • Atlantis Hotel : If you have money and want to impress someone ... do not hesitate.

Affordable Hotels

  • Rose Garden Hotel : Close to the Mall of the Emirates, it is a budget hotel, with a rooftop pool, internet access and apartments with very well-kept kitchen.
  • Comfort Inn Hotel Deira : Located in the old part of the city and near Dubai Creek.
  • Al Jawhara Metro Hotel : another comfortable and economical hotel in the old part of the city.

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Desert excursions from Dubai

We cannot leave Dubai without going to the desert. An excursion that we have to go yes or yes and that we can find for less than 60€.

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