One of the world’s highest public observation
decks, At The Top of the Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building,
is located on Level 124. The deck will not only offer visitors
sweeping vistas of Dubai, but also an interactive journey through
the history and evolution of Dubai and Burj Dubai.
a typical At The Top journey can be completed in approximately 45
minutes, visitors can savour the experience further through
several interactive features including ‘Burj Dubai Among the
Greats,’ ‘Burj Your City,’ ‘Tallest Among the Tall,’ and ‘Dubai
Then and Now’ – charting the evolution of modern Dubai and how
Burj Dubai dramatically alters the city skyline.
Thomas Dempsey, General Manager, Burj Dubai, said, “The entire journey -
starting from the welcome lobby at The Dubai Mall through a
65-metre travelator to the vertical travel in a double-deck
elevator to finally watching the world uninterrupted from Level
124 - is educational, inspirational, compelling and thoroughly
“The At The Top experience will be the high
point – both literally and figuratively – for anyone visiting
Dubai once we open doors later this year,” he added.
A ten-part journey, At The Top starts at The
Dubai Mall, where visitors can buy tickets at a welcome
area featuring abstract, monumental fields of LED displays,
reflecting the original three-core design inspiration of Burj
The reception area will have a large scale model of
Burj Dubai to provide a singular focus on the sheer scale of the
tower whilst detailing the various components that contribute to
its vertical city title. Throughout the journey, visitors will
experience specially commissioned regional music blended with
Moving from the reception area and
through the ticket check, visitors proceed towards the 65-metre
long travelator that transports them from the mall into the world
of Burj Dubai. While the views are surely the most thrilling part
of the visit, the travelator journey – entitled ‘Dubai Now And
Then’ - sets the stage for what is to come. Visitors experience an
audio visual journey through time, from the earliest days of Dubai
to the present.
The journey pauses at a unique viewing
point called the ‘Burj Dubai Skylight’ point where visitors will
get their first close-up view of the soaring structure peering
through the skylight that frames the awe-inspiring height of the
tower. This is the only part in the journey where visitors can
actually look up to see the tower in its full height and majesty.
‘From the vision to reality’ is the next leg of the journey
that leads visitors to the elevators. Along this area, visitors
will be engaged in the making of Burj Dubai while getting ready
for their elevator ride to Level 124.
Travelling at a speed
of 10 metres per second, the journey to Level 124 will take
approximately 60 seconds. When the doors slide open, guests will
be welcomed with floor-to-ceiling glass providing unobstructed 360
degree views. Visitors can also adventure outside onto the
open-air deck to peer into the distance or down to the
Special telescopes will provide virtual
time-travel visions of the scenes beyond and below, allowing
guests to see them in the close-up real-time not only the
spectacular views of Dubai but also its past and future, the day
and night, regardless of the weather.
Guests can linger as
long as they like, walking completely around the perimeter, taking
in all views, before making the return journey to the base of Burj
On the path back to the starting point at The Dubai Mall,
visitors will more completely appreciate the architectural,
technological and engineering marvel that is Burj Dubai through a
series of models and interactive kiosks.
The last stop of
the journey is the At The Top boutique, where visitors can indulge
in some Burj Dubai inspired and branded souvenirs.
Top is scheduled to open this year. Burj Dubai is over 800 metres
high and has over 160 storeys, the most floors in any building
anywhere in the world.
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