Dubai It is the capital of the emirate of the same name, which is part of the United Arab Emirates. It is a city that has grown exponentially in recent years and that has been filled with skyscrapers where before there was only sand. If you have an Emirates flight with a long stopover in Dubai, it is worth going out for a little while and exploring the brand new city of petrodollars. In this post we give you some tips.
While Paris has the Eiffel Tower and Rome the Colosseum, Dubai finished building its own international icon in 2010: the Burj Khalifa. Its impressive 828 meters high make it the tallest skyscraper in the world, and houses a thousand apartments, a hotel, a restaurant and four swimming pools. It also has two viewpoints, one at 456 meters high and another, more expensive, at 555. To get to the viewpoint, you have to buy tickets at the ticket offices of the Dubai Mall, a huge shopping center that is right next door.
We had a long stopover back from trip to Namibia, so we went to see him. We take the subway from the airport and get off at the Dubai Mall station. From there, we travel a very long but air-conditioned corridor until we finally reach the Dubai Mall. Once there, we consult the maps of the center and ask until Find the lockers. When you buy the ticket, they give you time for a few minutes later and you can enter.
After traveling a corridor, you enter an elevator and fiuuu! you climb all chestnut among a light show. Your ears are clogged by the altitude and you can imagine that you are very high (higher than the Empire State Building in New York). Once on the 124th floor, you can access a glazed balcony or take a walk on the floor, as it can be traversed throughout its glazed perimeter, which offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape. As expected, the views are of vertigo. Cars look very small down there and you see the rooftops of all the surrounding skyscrapers from above. If you look towards the sea, you can see the artificial islands of Palm Jumeirah in the distance and also a bit the artificial archipelago The World, both sets of luxury residential islands.