The Burj Khalifa, also spelled Khalifah, is a mixed-use hutment in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that’s the altitudinous structure in the world according to all three of the main criteria. Burj Khalifa (‘Khalifa Tower’’), known as Burj Dubai during construction, was officially named after Sheikh Khalifa ibn Zayed Al Nahyan, sovereign of the neighboring emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The interior hadn’t yet been completed when the palace was officially opened on January 4, 2010. The palace, which was constructed to house a variety of marketable, domestic, and hospitality gambles and whose willed height remained a nearly guarded secret throughout its construction, was completed with 162 floors and a height of,717 bases (828 meters).
It was designed by the Chicago- grounded architectural establishment Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. The mastermind was Adrian Smith, and the structural mastermind was William. Baker.
About the structure
The modular structure is erected on a three-lobed footmark that’s an abstract representation of the original Hymenocallis flower. The Y-shaped plan is critical for lowering wind forces on the palace. A hexagonal central core is buttressed by a series of bodies, each with its concrete core and border columns. The bodies step back in a helical pattern as the palace rises in height, changing the shape of the structure at each league and therefore reducing the effect of the wind on the structure. The central core emerges from the top of the palace and is completed with a 700- bottom-high becket (200 meters).
At the foundational position, the palace is supported by a corroborated concrete mat nearly 13 bases (4 meters) thick, which is itself supported by concrete piles 5 bases (1.5 meters) in the periphery. A three-story tribune holds the palace in place; the tribune and two-story basement alone measure roughly square bases. The palace’s surface cladding is made up of aluminum and pristine- sword panels, perpendicular pristine- sword tubular fins, and further than,000 hand-cut glass panels.
- The world’s highest deck observatory, with a 360-degree bird’s eye view of Dubai and the sky above.
- Outdoor terrace with a vantage point for taking in the breathtaking view.
- An interactive exploration of Dubai through the use of motion senses.
- High-powered telescopes are used to zoom in on the various landmarks that dot the Dubai skyline.
- A personalized tour is provided by Guest Ambassadors on level 148.
Wifi is provided free of charge for admission to the level based on the purchased ticket.
Burj Khalifa Ticket Prices in 2022
Keep in mind that the cost of Burj Khalifa tickets varies depending on the time of day you visit and the level of the building you intend to visit. The most popular tickets are ‘At the Top-level’, which allow you to visit floors 124 and 125. At the Top tickets are less expensive. These floors, however, are more crowded.
The Skydeck of the Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa introduced the ‘At the Top Sky Experience’ in 2014, with two new observation decks on levels 125 and 148, respectively.
One step forward Level 125 at the Top has a large deck with Arabic decor and the newest attraction, Dubai – A Falcon’s Eye View. It is an unforgettable experience that provides guests with a breathtaking view of the city and prominent landmarks from a vantage point unlike any other. Guests can also use the green screen technology at the photo kiosks to capture scenic moments with special effects, such as the city of Dubai or the Burj Khalifa’s external façade. These images can also be printed on a variety of products.
Level 148’s luxurious lounge and outdoor terrace provide an enthralling view of the sky and below at 555m. Guests can enjoy refreshing signature drinks such as juice and Arabic coffee while on a personalized tour with appointed Guest Ambassadors. A life-size screen offers an enthralling interactive experience via motion senses to explore Dubai’s most notable landmarks.
A new exhibit on the ground level includes dedicated stations that give guests behind-the-scenes access to the interiors, architecture, landscape, and design of the Burj Khalifa as told by those who worked on its construction.
The Burj Khalifa – At the Top entrance and ticket counter is located in Dubai Mall. The magical experience begins with a 65-meter-long travelator ride from the mall, which includes a multimedia presentation that takes the visitor on a historical journey of Dubai from the beginning to the present, as well as the first close-up breathtaking view of the Burj Khalifa.
Tickets should be purchased in advance, especially on weekends. Guests can stay at SKY level 148 for up to 30 minutes before moving on to the other levels and staying as long as they like. At the Top lasts approximately one and a half hours, and it is recommended that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled time. Guests who want to see the sunset should make a reservation 90 minutes in advance. The tour is appropriate for pregnant women, and there are also facilities for disabled visitors.
There is also a gift shop at the Top where visitors can purchase souvenirs to remember their visit to one of the world’s most iconic structures.