Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Travel Tuesday - Tallest Building in the World

Over the weekend I had a 22 hour layover in Dubai while returning from Durban, South Africa. This gave me an opportunity to leave the airport and see a little bit of Dubai. A highlight of the layover was the Burj Khalifa, the current tallest building in the world.
Photo by Patrick Jones - Burj Khalifa, Dubai
The building is an amazing feat of engineering. They have an observation deck at the 124th floor. Below are a few pictures from the top.
Photo by Patrick Jones - Looking down on Dubai
At night, the Burj Khalifa becomes the visual center for a water and light show that runs every half hour. I was fortunate to be transiting through Dubai for the end of Ramadan, at night the area around the Dubai Mall & waterfront was filled with people.
Photo by Patrick Jones - Sunset in Dubai
Photo by Patrick Jones - Water & Light show, Dubai
Photo by Patrick Jones, Dubai


  1. I saw a TV show about this building a while back. It was fascinating to see it being built. I'm not sure I would have been able to go to the observation deck!

  2. I had been in tall buildings before - the Sears Tower, CN Tower in Toronto. The size of the Burj is pretty amazing, and on such a larger scale than anything else.


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