Travel Diary: Burj Khalifa

Every famous city has that iconic structure to remember it by. The Burj Khalifa is Dubai’s and deservingly so. Standing over 828 meters and with more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds countless records like 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 and tallest service elevator in the world. In short and in Filipino (for more emphasis), IKAW NA BURJ KHALIFA, IKAW NA. Of course, I made this my first official tourist spot to visit. I was already at Dubai Mall anyway and the Burj Khalifa’s observation deck, At The Top’s entrance is located there. I figured there’s no better way to get a taste of what Dubai has to offer in the coming days than looking at its cityscape from At The Top. I got to see all of it’s major spots like Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab and got a sense of just how beautifully planned the entire city is through this bird’s-eye view.

Just a little tip though for those of you plan to visit At The Top, Burj Khalifa. Make sure to purchase your tickets ahead so that you’re sure to get in. What I did was I asked my hotel’s concierge to purchase the tickets for me online. We got the timed/scheduled fast track ticket since he recommended that we go around 5:15 to catch the sunset from the observation deck. The line can get impossibly long during peak hours so getting the fast track ticket was a good decision for me. I didn’t have to wait in line and it was go-go-go from start to finish. Less hassle, more time to take in the view. Check out my photos below!

40 Responses to “Travel Diary: Burj Khalifa”
  1. Suren

    What an amazing view! If i’ll visit to Dubai, I’ll must visit specially at the top of Burj Khalifa.
    Thanks for sharing :-)

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  2. Ed | Dubai Travel Blog

    I couldn’t agree more, Burj Khalifa holds the most titles so far.
    It’s nice to know that you’ve gotten a good spot to take your pictures, especially the sunset.

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  3. Mhy

    Wow! Very nice pictures! May I know what Camera did you used? Thanks :)

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  4. maebs

    been blown away by these breayhtaking beautiful scene! :) super love this one. :)

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  5. Alyssa

    Hi Ms. Camille! This is such a nice post! May I ask what hotel you stayed in? Any recommendations of places to stay in? Thanks in advance! :)

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  6. brian

    I wish that you will have fun there. Keep safe noona camille! Enjoy your trip! Bon voyage!

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    • Camille Co

      Thanks Brian! I’m actually already back. These are late posts :)

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  7. Katrin Tuaño

    IKAW NA NGA BURJ KHALIFA. Wow, that view is majestic. So my friends are so lucky to be employed there. So lucky. Will you do a separate blog post in what’s inside of Burj Khalifa? :)

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  8. Cheryl

    loved the view of this place when I went. The ride in the elevator up feels like nothing is going on lol so smooth. I wish I had a good camera like yours to take these . Please camera are you using ?and lens? thank you in advance :)

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  9. Clariss

    wow the view is so incredible and their roads! it’s like in the movies LOL! I am so jealous huhu :( I’m still curious on their weather tho, is it hot or cold? Hahaha

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    • Camille Co

      When we went, it was winter season in Dubai so it wasn’t hot at all. Temperature was around 15degrees or so :)

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  10. karla

    Hi Camille! I plan to visit Dubai in June, please blog about the other spots you visited, some tips and of course your shopping experience! :) I love travelling and I follow you for fashion, trends and product recommendations

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  11. Anne

    It’s breathtaking Cams! It makes me excited to see more of your travel diaries. By the way I forgot to ask in your previous post (Dubai Mall) if you visited Candylicious. I’ve heard it’s a paradise of candies and chocolates!

    Anne’s Scribbles and Doodles

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    • Camille Co

      I didn’t visit the one in Dubai but I’ve been to their store in Singapore :) Super candylicious!!!! Felt like I was in Willy Wonka’s movie!!

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  12. Mary Ann

    Amazing and beautiful photos Miss Camille! I can say the city is well planned and zoned. Everything looks organized and clean :) You’re lucky to see those views.

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