Essay About Burj Khalifa

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Khalifa Tower skyscraper located in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Burj Al Khalifa is the highest building built by man and the tallest tower in the world at altitudes of 828 meters. Began construction in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 21, 2004 was the completion of restructuring of State in the first of October 2009, and formally opened on January 4, 2010, to become the world's highest building immediately replace the Taipei 101 in Taiwan

The top of the tower includes a balcony view open to the public, and also the highest mosque, the higher the restaurant, and the highest swimming pool, as well as the numbers belonging to components of the tower, which co-implemented by about 12 thousand
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And I’m so glad we did because I feel that the experience wouldn’t have been as fun had Masood and I ventured alone.
Tickets are booked online a couple of weeks before the visit date. It costs AED 105 (USD 28) as opposed to when one buys a ticket at the entrance (no need to book in advance or fall in the queue, which means one gets entry right then and there) for AED400 (USD108) per person. Please book in advance; the experience is not worth AED400. So we book seven tickets for the 1800 hrs time slot (sunset is at 1820 hrs).

Obviously we’re late. Certain ladies who actually live a few blocks away are the cause of the delay, and one of them didn’t show up (but joined us later for dinner). We leave our cars at the Dubai Mall Level 1 parking area (do not drive directly to the Burj Khalifa). It’s a Friday and the parking is full! The ticket counter and entrance to the Burj Khalifa is right across the food court.

So we get in and line up for security check that makes us feel like we’re entering the airport. Immediately after the security is a blue curtain. “Are you husband and wife?” asks a staff as if it is the most natural question in the world. “Um, yeah?” we reply. “OK, stand here,” the staff instructs. With the blue curtain behind us, we stand and stare at the camera, as another staff takes our picture. A slip of paper with some number written on it is handed to us, and we’re