In less then ten years in Dubai hundreds of skyscrapers have sprung off from nothing. Dubai has shifted from a dry and sandy desert to a shining city and beloved destination among tourists. And now, in 2015, the desert metropolis is still a city on the up. Which does not mean you have to go uphill when craving for stunning views. Dubai has got much more to offer then the observatory decks at the Burj Khalifa when it comes to stunning panoramas.
1. Dubai Creek - exploration of Dubai on the water
When seeing the Dubai Creek imagine that a few years ago the today's metropolis has still been a sleepy fishing port. Today the Dubai Creek is one of the top things to do and see in Dubai. If the weather is kind do not miss out on walking down the mayor waterway of the city. Hop on a dhow, a traditional Arab boat, cause cruising along the Creek is a memorable experience with the chance to have one of the best views of Dubai's marvellous skyline. Return at night for a traditional dhow cruise when Dubai is lid up and enjoy some fine dining while you glide along this Dubai top attraction.
2. Postcard perfect panoramas at the Burj Al Arab
Head to the Burj al Arab for spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf during the day. Weather you book a room with an ocean view at one of the higher floors of the Burj Al Arab or you indulge yourself with a premium experience at the Skyview Bar on the 27th floor, at the Burj Al Arab you will take sightseeing to a higher level. 200 metres above sea level you experience Dubai differently. Floor to ceiling windows surround the bar to let you gaze at the city's garishness.
3. On top of the world – the Burj Khalifa observation decks
With a height of 828 metres the Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building. But that's not it. It also features the highest occupied floor of any skyscraper in the world, it locates the the world's highest swimming pool and it boasts the highest outdoor terrace. Conclusion: the ultimate Dubai view ist from the Burj Khalifa! There are many activities you can do at the Burj Khalifa and they all come with a jaw-dropping view that takes in Jumeirah Palm Island, Dubai Marina, the dancing Dubai Fountain, the Arabian Gulf and the desert.
The cheapest tickets take you to the Burj Khalifa's 124th floor observation deck. After you ride-up 10 metres per second with the world's fastest elevator, you'll experience a spectacular 360-degree view of Dubai and beyond.
Anyone who fancies a more exclusive experience should consider to book 'At the Top Sky' tickets which allow you to stand on top of the tallest vantage point at the Burj Khalifa - level 148.
A different way you explore the Burj Khalifa at the premium restaurant AT.Mosphere with privileged views from the 122th floor. Dine on stylish cocktails or enjoy your afternoon tea surrounded by stunning views overlooking a futuristic skyline.
Nice to know
The 'At the Top' observation deck is open from 8.30am – 9.30pm. Opening times vary on season.
Best time to visit the Burj Khalifa:
A tricky questions as the experience is always breathtaking. The most impressing views you'll have at sundown. Please notice during that time the platforms are also pretty crowded.
Why you should book Burj Khalifa tickets in advance:
Due to huge levels of demand, Burj Khalifa observation deck tickets might be sold out the time you arrive. If you are happy to get tickets for the day you arrive the average waiting time is 1.5 hours. Tickets booked online in advance help you to skip the line and guarantee the desired visiting time.
The most of the tickets booked online are much cheaper than those just bought on the door.