Burj Khalifa At Night

December 06, 2010

This passive blog reached 18 followers, the 18th being Mr Tony of http://nilecruise.wordpress.com/ whom we met in Luxor, Egypt.



And more elating is his giving our photo a space in his blog. Thanks a lot Mr. Tony!


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We're wrapping up the three-months visit of Kalel's Lola Mommy (grandmoms are addressed as Lola in the Philippines), and instead of the mountains, we scaled Burj Khalifa at duskthis time.

Quick notes from www.burjkhalifa.ae:
At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
•  Tallest building in the world
•  Tallest free-standing structure in the world
•  Highest number of stories in the world
•  Highest occupied floor in the world
•  Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
•  Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
•  Tallest service elevator in the world
Other Burj Khalifa Fast Facts
  • The concrete used for Burj Khalifa is equivalent to the weight of 100,000 elephants.
  • The amount of steel rebar used for the tower is 31,400 metric tons. Laid end to end this would extend over a quarter of the way around the world.
  • Condensate is collected from the building’s cooling system and used for irrigation of landscape plantings. Every year, 15 million gallons of water are sustainably collected this way.
  • The cladding of Burj Khalifa contains over 24,000 individually cut glass panels.
  • The curtain wall area of Burj Khalifa is equivalent to 17 football fields.
  • The tip of the spire can be seen 95 km away.
  • At the peak of construction, 12,000 workers were on site every day.
  • With over 160 levels – no other building has more storey’s.
This is our second time on the 124th floor observation deck. We were there from 5pm - 7:30pm (the first was at 12 noon). We chanced on the sunset and the Dubai Mall water fountain shows from atop.

The observation deck is 360 degrees of glass panel

A bit frustrated that I can only manage this for a sunset photo. 
The sun vanished from the horizon too quick.
Looking down at Dubai Financial Center. See that road from the left sloping down to the right? This is a long bridged road.
The fountain show. I realized too far is too less of detail. The music, which plays a big mesmerizing role is almost not heard too.


I think midday tours on winter with blue skies give better chances for long-range photos such as takes on The Palm and The World islands which are not visible at dusk/ night.

What obviously changed since our first visit was this. It used to be "The making of Burj Dubai".

For more of my Burj Khalifa's photos, you might want to check HERE.


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5 COMMENTS

  1. so high :)

    the fountain show reminds me of the dancing fountains of bellagio (http://kayniscornercafe.blogspot.com/search/label/bellagio). they also play music with the fountains dancing or blasting.

    oh i'm sure you'll give Luxor a just review. just write it the way you experienced it.

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  2. wow what a view. I was in Dubai when they where building it 1997. I prefer my feet on the ground so went swimming to one of the beaches,and also went to the harbour and saw lots of junks. any chance you may go to the harbour area get some photos,I was not a camera person in them days just a volunteer passing through on my way to build an orphanage in Kenya.

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  3. that view is mesmerizing :D

    i would love to go there sometime in the future just to stay up and watch those down below

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  4. Fabulous stuff, so awesome you got to go up there for sunset, great choice!!!

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  5. I love the night lights. Fabulous!!

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