By Andy Sambidge
Emaar announces pricing for visitors, says world's tallest tower will open to the public on Jan 5.
Tickets for the At the Top, Burj Dubai tour, which includes a visit to the world highest observation deck on Level 124 of Burj Dubai will cost adults AED100 and children AED75, Emaar said on Monday.
It will open its doors to the public from Tuesday with tickets time stamped at 30-minute intervals, on specific days, to manage the daily number of sightseers.
For those who do not want to queue to get in, immediate entry is AED210 per person, subject to availability, the company said in a statement.
The entrance to the experience At the Top, Burj Dubai is at the adjoining The Dubai Mall's Lower Ground level and the reception area features a fibreglass model of the tower illuminated in blue light.
An interactive feature 'Burj Around the World' allows visitors to view Burj Dubai on the skyline of other famous cities while two multimedia presentations, 'Burj Dubai Among the Greats' and 'Tallest Among the Tall', will feature other iconic tall buildings from around the world.
Past an airport-style security gate, visitors are immersed in the history of Dubai as they are escorted along a 65-metre travelator which takes them to the 'From the earth to the sky', through which they view the tower's spire at a near vertical angle and its observation deck on the 124th floor.
The ascent to the 124th floor is by a double-deck elevator, each deck carrying up to 14 people and travelling at an amazing 10 metres per second directly to Level 124.
In less than 60 seconds, the elevator reaches the observation deck, the world's only public observation deck with an outdoor terrace at this height.
I would like to take this tour just to use these lifts. I thought that the technology to go up 124 floors in one trip do not exist yet; so this must be a first in lift's technology! The view from top may not be very interesting as it is a desert scene over all with scatered buildings. But the experience in itself may worth it. Something to do next time we are in Dubai!
Dhs 100 is no bad. Considering around the world you had to pay $20-$40 for going upto the deck, i think Dhs 100 is well priced. Not too expensive nor too cheap.
Whats even better, if they introduced a web based online booking, so you don't have to stay in long queues.
A fair price for an iconic experience. Online booking possibility is a must. Congratulations Dubai and be patient with the envy of the critics from other contries around the world (specially the UK).
Yes the pricing seems judicious, but for the most common dubai resident it is still very high to entertain himself and his family with children for 30 minutes. a special family price should also be considered for UAE/Dubai residents (150 AED/Family 2+2). Remember Petronas towers in KLL are free to visit.
I like the name Burj Dubai. It is an iconic building which all Dubaiites have seen grow and it is a pride for all us to call it the tallest building and we live in this city. The sudden name change cannot be taken nicely. Pls. rename it as Burj Dubai only. Secondly, the adjacent Address Hotel looks fully lighted and more attractive. I wonder after the spectacular fire works display, we were expecting the whole building will be lit up to show the height to the world and its beauty in the clear sky night. Alas, except the sparklers and the beamers at certain points, the entire building is completely dark without light. Why? Going Green or what else? Then other adjacent buildings are fully lit why? We are upset.
Paying Dhs.100/- per person, you can go only upto 124th floor? - it is sad. What about 36 floors above that? Woule be nice if the public is allowed to go upto atleast 150 floors and enjoy the true feeling. Pls. consider it...... officials. A value for money too.
Looks like everyone forgot about the people who toiled (in summer/winter/fog/sand storm etc.) to bring it up. I feel that they should be allowed to see it for free for a certain period of time.