At 160 stories, the Burj Khalifa has been the world’s tallest building since 2009. The design, by the master skyscraper firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is said to be inspired not only by Iraq’s Grand Mosque of Samarra but also the spider lily, a flower that thrives in the desert. Visitors can take in the extraordinary vista from observations decks on floors 124 and 125, or travel up to level 148, which features an outdoor terrace. But for a truly thrilling experience, book a table for tea or bubbly in The Lounge, the planet’s highest hospitality venue, stretching from the 152nd to 154th floor. The property also contains The Burj Club, with a gym, spa and restaurant.
The world's largest frame that doubles as the world's largest "stolen building"
Bask in the warmth of the sun and relax at the public beach
Be a part of an adrenaline-pumping, heart-racing experience that has been integral to Emirati life for centuries
Dive into the Persian Gulf and find precious pearls