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Friday, 17 October 2014 10:33cat

Burj Khalifa Opens New Observation Deck

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The new observation deck is now the tallest in the world The new observation deck is now the tallest in the world Burj Khalifa

Visitors to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai can now pay to ride to the 148th floor to get an even more elevated view of the surrounding area from the new observation deck located 1,821 feet above the ground. The recently opened observation deck set the Guinness World Record for the world’s tallest observation deck and offers views from about two thirds of the height of the buildings overall height. It beat out the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China for the distinction.  The new area was built 24 floors higher than the buildings previous highest observation deck on the 124th floor. The existing observation deck attracted 1.9 million visitors last year who payed to take in the amazing views of Dubai and the surrounding area.

Now, those who want to check out the new observation deck with have to switch elevators on the 125th floor. They will also have to pay more for the higher views with pre-booked and walk-up tickets costing $110 and $135 respectively. While walking around the observation deck, visitors can listen to the story of designing and building the world’s tallest building (offered in eight languages). Click here to see some pictures of the observation desk.


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