Every city has got a signature building, in Dubai it’s the one and only Burj Khalifa. This blog post will give you a peak inside Burj Khalifa and one of their 80th floor apartments.
I was lucky enough to get to stay at a corporate apartment thanks to my friend who works in real estate development! The most memorable thing about Burj Khalifa is the view in the mornings where the peaks of buildings are above the clouds. It’s crazy because when you’re that high up, everything below you looks like miniature structures.
Getting to stay in the tallest building in the world is a bucket list worthy item I hadn’t planned on. I’d be busting my ass for some time to afford a one night stay on the 80th floor so I feel lucky to have experienced a stay there. I thought it would be worth putting together a post taking you inside Burj Khalifa and showing the views from the top.
From the moment you walk in, there is a very distinct flowery smell in the air. The reception area is large and there is a small (overpriced of course) convenient store by the entrance as well. The security at Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, is at an absolute maximum. Before you reach each apartment you’ll have passed through various means of security so it’s definitely safe. Not to mention you can’t open any windows in the apartments, another kind of safety measure!
Burj Khalifa is 829.8m tall, twice the size of the Empire State building. The elevators go 10 meters per second and are among the fastest in the world. Not only is Burj Khalifa the tallest building in the world, it’s also the centrepoint for the biggest mall in the world, Dubai Mall. Every single detail in this building is luxurious.
View from the top photos at Burj Khalifa
There are over 160 Burj Khalifa floors. The favourite part for my lazy bum was of course the pool on the 76th floor, there is also one on the 42nd. The 76th floor pool is the 2nd highest in the world after the 118th floor pool at Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong. Each of these two floors also have meeting rooms, gyms and receptions. At night we watched the free water shows which play after sunset every 30min.
It’s generally a very quiet and secluded building but I guess the people who live there appreciate the calmness and high security. It almost felt like a hotel rather than a residential tower. It’s a beautiful building and it’s definitely worth taking a peak inside of Burj Khalifa if you get the change.
Oh! I got to see it in a sandstorm too before I left.
A cool fact – Burj Khalifa holds 9 world records including highest nightclub, restaurant and observation deck on the 148th floor at 555 meter. For those that want to go to the very top – buy your tickets in advance and preferably fast track as it can get very busy!