Dubai has proven once again it has a head for heights after the all-new ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’ was confirmed by Guinness World Records as the world’s highest observation deck.
Located on level 148 of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’ sits 555 meters (1,821 ft) above the ground and offers unrivalled views of the city and beyond.
Visitors can still access ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa’ at level 124, however, ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’ gives extended access to level 125, and the record-breaking viewing platform at level 148.
Developed by Emaar Properties, ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’ beats the previous record holder, Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China, which held the record for its observation deck at 488 metres (1,601 ft.) high.
Ahmad Al Falasi, Executive Director, Property Management of Emaar Properties PJSC, said:
“’At the Top’ is today one of the world’s most compelling tourist attractions. With the introduction of ‘SKY’, we are scaling up the entire journey to Burj Khalifa by offering a truly premium experience that will be a lifetime’s memory for every visitor. We are doubly delighted to clinch the Guinness World Records title that adds to the glory of Burj Khalifa and enhances the reputation of Dubai.”
‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’ is the fourth Guinness World Records title for the Burj Khalifa. It also holds the records for the tallest building, the tallest man-made structure on land ever and the highest restaurant from ground level for At.mosphere.
Talal Omar, Country Manager for the Middle East and North Africa for Guinness World Records, said:
“Burj Khalifa has done it again, surprising the world with its iconic scale and the ongoing creative enhancements. The new Guinness World Records title is another feather in the cap for Dubai, a city that has now one of the fastest growing repertories of the world’s most fascinating achievements.”
Visitors to ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’ begin their experience by relaxing in an exclusive luxury lounge where they are treated to dates and Arabic coffee, before a Guest Ambassador takes them to a dedicated elevator which transports them to level 125. Here guests switch elevators to reach level 148 where a premium lounge with five-star hospitality services awaits.
Once on the record-breaking viewing platform a team of Guest Ambassadors introduce visitors to several pioneering experiences that integrate the latest in technology. An interactive life-size screen enables guests to discover iconic destinations in the city, from their prime position in the sky.
On their journey back down to earth guests stop at level 125, which serves as a tribute to Arab arts and culture. ‘Dubai – A Falcon’s Eye View’ is also located here and allows visitors to see the city from another unique perspective; as the name suggests, through the eyes of a falcon.
The elevator journey back from ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’ pays homage to Dubai with an excerpt of Emaar Chairman Mohamed Alabbar’s speech underlining the Burj Khalifa as an illustration of UAE’s drive to excel.
Main Image: Level 125 'At the Top, Burj Khalifa, SKY'