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“Excellent though Expensive”
Review of Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa
Ranked #2 of 426 things to do in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Described as both a ‘Vertical City’ and ‘A Living Wonder,’ Burj Khalifa, developed by Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC, is the world’s tallest building. Rising gracefully from the desert, Burj Khalifa honours the city with its extraordinary union of art, engineering and meticulous craftsmanship. At 828 metres (2,716.5 ft), the 200 plus storey Burj Khalifa has 160 habitable levels, the most of any building in the world. The tower was inaugurated on January 4, 2010, and is responsible for a number of world-firsts. The tower became the world’s tallest man-made structure just 1,325 days after excavation work started in January 2004. Burj Khalifa utilised a record-breaking 330,000 cubic metres of concrete; 39,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement; 103,000 square metres of glass; and 15,500 square metres of embossed stainless steel. The tower took 22 million man hours to build.
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Magnificent view from the top. I especially liked the viewing scopes (free) which not only gives you a magnified view of the area it is directed at ( with the important buildings tagged), but options of a night view, day view, and also an older view taken several years ago i.e when the area was just mainly bare desert. As we did not have a prior booking and the waiting list was full for the next few days, we had no choice but to pay the 400aed fee per person to get immediate access. Thank goodness the day was clear with no fog, so the view was excellent. And to make our money's worth we spent about 2 hours there to appresciate the night view as well, and managed to catch the fountain show from above - which was spectacular!

Thank dRmimiKL
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Although we had pre-paid tickets (much cheaper than buying on the day and often sold out on day anyway), we still had to queue for approx 1 hour before we arrived at the lift. Views from the top were stunning but then you again have to queue to go down in the lift again. Not sure I would recommend it if only 1 or 2 days in Dubai. Just look at photos and use your time more wisely!

Thank Donna O
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Booked tickets online before our journay, went up at 6.00 pm, just getting dark, great view. Saw the Dubai fountain show from the top, beautiful.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

The view was well worth the cost and the waiting time in cue for this attraction. Be sure to take the time to read all of the timeline notes regarding the building process as it is quite enlightening.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We were on an evening tour and the views of the city lights were spectacular! The telescopes around the observation deck provided great insight with the various programs that they had to choose from, including the historical views.

Thank JLLord
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