Top of World Burj Khalifa Experience
An opportunity to visit the Tallest building in the world? Yea, to the 124th floor of the building pictured above and look out! Need I say more?
It was again one of the things we didn’t want to miss in Dubai. This was the only tour we had booked before we left India. We had read on Tripdvisor to book in advance as the tickets are cheaper online than at the window. Plus you can then plan your day/time in advance rather than be at the mercy of whats available. But even then the sunset times were all sold out for the entire duration that we were supposed to be there.
Our reservation was at 3:30pm so we were looking forward to day time views of the Gulf, Dessert, World Islands and The Palm from the top.
The line or the wait wasn’t long though Varun fell asleep en-route. A series of escalators whisked us to the elevator. And the elevator took us within a minute to the top.On the way to the elevator, there is even a special skylight to capture the soaring tower. And the information and timeline video of tower being built is fascinating.
At the top, Varun woke up and in his semi asleep state freaked out as he looked down. He was a bit upset at first but slowly warmed up to seeing various sights from the telescope.
The view truly is amazing on a clear day. I can imagine sunsets and evenings when the city comes alive with lights must be even more spectacular.
We saw folks sitting around waiting for sunset. But an hour or so later, Varun had enough of the cramped quarters and wanted to go back down. We had some tantrums and timeouts there especially around souvenir shop with its chocolates and toys. Parenting. Doesn’t stop at the top of the world!
Once down, we lingered around the Dubai Fountains pool, saw the musical show one last time and then headed out for dinner. It was our last evening in Dubai and we had an early morning flight to catch. There was packing to be done, car pickups confirmed before we could sleep.
After this trip, we were looking forward to starting our life in San Francisco!
A truly metropolitan city, we hope to visit Dubai again. Next time we will probably stay at some desert resort to take in its beauty in all its glory!