On my last day in Dubai, I was able to go to the top of the tallest building in the world, , , the Burj Khalifa. It is something I’ve wanted to do in previous trips but it just never worked out.
This trip I made it happen.
What made it special is that I was able to do this sightseeing experience with one of the managers from my IT Manager Institute. Majed Al-Rukhaimi attended with two other managers from his company. They live in three different cities in Saudi Arabia. It was great to meet and work with them and being able to see the top of the Burj Khalifa with Majed made it much more fun.
The building itself is remarkable and stunning in the city skyline. The Burj Khalifa at 125 stories simply towers above all others, , , makes 50-story buildings look relatively small.
The Burj Khalifa also sits in a great tourist area, , , next to the Dubai Mall, the largest indoor mall in the world where they happen to have the largest indoor aquarium in the world.
Every night the grounds are filled with people who are there for shopping, dining, or to see the spectacular water show.
To say there is a lot to see and do in Dubai is an understatement, , , it remains one of my favorite cities to visit.
Here are a few photos from this year’s trip:
In the waiting area about to go to the top, , , the trip starts in the Dubai Mall
Majed takes a photo of the World Record Statistics display
A view of our destination inside the walk area on our way to the elevators
At the top you are literally above the clouds
A view from the top, , , notice the reflection in the building
The Burj Khalifa towers above all others, even the 40-story building below.
Dubai Mall is on the left
Majed (reflection) gets a shot of me at one of the documented historical areas
Majed Al-Rukhaimi from Saudi Arabia, , , that’s me in the reflection
A spectacular view from outside the Dubai Mall
So tall, it’s hard to get the whole building in your camera lens
The water falls inside Dubai Mall
A perspective of how the Burj Khalifa towers above the city skyline
The water show at night at Dubai Mall
I have at least one more trip planned for Dubai this year and look forward to my next visit. When I get my golf game in shape, I plan to play golf in Dubai on a trip. In one of my earlier visits was able to attend the Al Jumeirah World Golf Championship tournament which was a fun day.
One of the nice things about Dubai is that it is very safe and taxi cabs are everywhere making getting around very easy. The people in UAE know how to treat their visitors.