The Burj Khalifa set 17 records when it opened in January 2010, largely centered around its tremendous height. I am terrified of heights and nearly fainted in the glass elevator that took me up to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower, so I was a bit hesitant when a colleague offered to organize a trip to the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa. As it turns out, the elevator that goes to the 124th floor is as smooth as silk, and the ride only takes about one minute. I just made sure I kept a “safe” distance from the floor to ceiling glass walls…
Here are three of my favorite photos from the experience. What do you think? Do you have a favorite below?
Burj Khalifa Photo #1. This great visual along the wall of the waiting area by the elevators clearly shows how tall the Burj Khalifa is (far left) from other tall towers around the globe, like the Eiffel Tower (second from the left).
Burj Khalifa Photo #2. I thought this view did a fantastic job of illustrating how Dubai is truly a man-made oasis in the middle of the desert.
Burj Khalifa Photo #3. And from this side of the Burj Khalifa, it’s skyscrapers and the Persian Gulf.
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