At the top of Burj Khalifa

tkt to burj khalifa

There were no vomit bags distributed before we boarded the elevator that travels at more than 400 meters per minute. We reached the observation deck at the 124th floor in less than a minute. It was a breeze except that I have to tell you that it will hurt your little ears. Bring a gum, chew it, swallow your saliva many times, drink water or cover your nose, mouth and blow to relieve your ear of air pressure. If you haven’t been in an airplane – I guess that a Burj Khalifa elevator ride is the nearest similar experience.

I sound like an ultimate Scrooge on Christmas when I say the elevator experience wasn’t pleasant at all but it’s the truth. More than 10 people share the same enclosed darkened space (cue horror music), climbing up with an insane speed.

We arrive at the observation deck and I’ll let this video do the talking since it’s Friday and a weekend for most of you so I’ll spare you of further crap talk (but there’s my crap talk in the video). The end.

Not totally the end.

Dubai looks really beautiful at night. I love it. My husband: “We’ll come again during daytime!”


  1. Oh my, it looks like you could be on an airplane it’s so high up! I think the highest building I’ve ever been in is the space needle in Seattle and I’m sure it’s only like 1/4 that tall!
    Yes, and so fun to hear you talking! 🙂



  2. Thanks for the video! Everything looks so small from up there. I’ve been in the observation deck at the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower) in Chicago and the Empire State Building in NYC and I can’t even imagine being in a building almost twice as tall as either of them!
    .-= Chris´s last blog ..Add a Header Widget to Thesis =-.



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