What is Dubai’s Burj Khalifa most famous for? ‘Its 830-m height’ is the likeliest answer. The unsurpassable height of Burj Khalifa is not the only thing to know about the world’s tallest building in Dubai. Besides boasting many records among the interesting facts about Dubai, Burj Khalifa keeps adding new attractions to its treasure for fun and entertainment. The world’s tallest skyscraper has recently unveiled a spiral staircase connecting the levels 124 and 125.
The new flight of 36 stairs takes visitors from the ‘At the Top’, the most popular observation deck on the Level 124, to the Level 125 where they can experience the must-not-be-missed attraction ‘Dubai – A Falcon’s Eye View,’ a soulful panorama of the cityscape. Those having tickets for the ‘At the Top’on the Level 124 can take the spiral staircase to the Level 125 free of cost. The Burj Khalifa SKY Journey from the Level 125 to the world’s highest observation deck on the Level 148 is part of the ultimate Burj Khalifa experience.
The mind-blowing grandeur of the staircase between the levels 124 and 125 is a new testimony to the majesty that Dubai boasts about Burj Khalifa. Made of white oak for a length of 100 meters, the glass-walled staircase is bedecked with a crystal chandelier adding to the sheer magnificence. Visitors can soak in the 360-degree panorama of Dubai City while climbing up and down the staircase.
The construction of the glass-walled staircase between the 124 and 125 levels of Burj Khalifa is an engineering marvel. Conceptualized in 3D modeling techniques, the construction was executed through 24-hour shifts over 1200 man-hours without disturbing the existing services for daily visitors. The stairway is built with 60 metric tonnes of steel, 350 square meters of stainless steel shielding and 700 square meters of glass to be used by 150 people at any time.
The top three levels 124, 125 and 148 of Burj Khalifa are open to visitors with premium tickets. Each of these levels has its own attractions and interesting facts. While the Level 124 is where Hollywood actor Tom Cruise dangled from in the fourth film of Mission Impossible series, the Level 125 features the Masharabiya motif, unique to the interior décor theme. The rumor that one can see the earth’s curvature from the world’s highest observation deck on the Level 148 is among the most interesting things about Burj Khalifa.
Watching sunrise from the top of Burj Khalifa is one of the best things to do in Dubai. The upcoming Super Tower in Dubai and the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia may be ambitious projects, but Burj Khalifa is too unique to be outclassed.