Burj Khalifa opens world's highest observation deck


And we thought it couldn't go any higher.

Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, opens a new observation deck which currently stands as the highest in the world.

Visitors to the world-famous building can now go higher up and see a more expansive view of the city of Dubai from the new observation deck on the 148th floor, approximately 555 meters (1,821 feet) off the ground. Whew!

The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed the new accomplishment during the launch of the new deck, which is called "At The Top, Burj Khalifa Sky." It has beaten the previous record held by Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China since 2011.


The previous observation deck called "At The Top, Burj Khalifa" is on the 124th floor and is still open to the public. Those who want to go to the second observation deck will have to change lifts on level 125, and pay steeper rates than the first one. Advance tickets for the new deck costs Dhs400. Walk-in guests pay Dhs500, and is subject to availability of the viewing times.

A third viewing deck on the 125th level was also announced. Here, visitors can comfortably wait as they are taken up in batches to the higher observation deck, a guest ambassador escorting them all the way. At the 148th floor, a large luxury lounge with big panel windows awaits guests as well as an outdoor viewing deck, an interactive large screen, and a boutique shop.


Burj Khalifa is home to a hotel, the world's highest nightclub, restaurants, and office spaces. Work on the building started in September 2004, and was opened on January 4, 2010. The building is one of the world-famous attractions and destinations in Dubai that tourists must pencil into their itinerary.

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