Touch the sky! Burj Khalifa takes ‘highest vantage point’ record back

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What’s On reveals details of Burj Khalifa At The Top Sky in the tallest building in the world. It is highest man-made observation deck in the world, 555.7m.


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Dubai has a new highest point open to the public.

An announcement made this morning at an exclusive new lounge 148 floors above the ground revealed that the new deck is now open, costing Dhs500 to access and adding a further 24 floors to the building’s previous record. The viewing platform “At The Top” currently ranks as the world’s third highest, at 452 metres, but the new vantage point will stand at 555.7 metres.

There are, in total, 163 levels to the 828 metre-high tower that stands proud in Downtown Dubai. Last year the Burj Khalifa welcomed 1.8million visitors, with that record set to be broken in 2014.

The new vantage point – At The Top Sky – is an additional leisure attraction to compliment the At The Top experience, and is a premium lounge serving food and beverages to guests. The premium experience begins with a welcome reception in a luxury lounge on ground level, before stopping at the 125th floor to capture a 360 degree view of the Emirate. At ‘Sky’ a giant interactive screen also allows for guests to learn more about Arabic culture and relive the structure’s famous moments, including Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible stunt.

Burj Khalifa Records
– Tallest building
– Highest number of storeys
– Highest occupied floor
– Tallest service elevator
– Highest outdoor observation deck
– Elevator with the longest travel distance
– Tallest free-standing structure

Guinness World Records were on site at the announcement, and confirmed this was the six such record for Burj Khalifa, since it opened four years ago.

Previously, the gong for the highest viewing platform in the world was given to Canton Tower in Guangzhou in China which has a viewing platform at 488 metres, followed by the Shanghai World Financial Centre which contains a “Skywalk 100”, a 55-metre long glass bridge 474 metres above the ground.