COVID-19 triggered forced closure of all the tourist attractions not only in Dubai but the whole of the UAE. However, now the government has allowed the gradual reopening of these attractions. As part of this initiative, “At The Top” observation deck of the tallest structure in the world, Burj Khalifa reopened officially for visitors on 27th May 2020.
One of the most popular tourist attractions that attract millions of tourists from across the globe, At The Top lies on the top two floors of the majestic Burj Khalifa. It presents splendid, unparalleled views of the city. The building itself is an epitome of pure class. It stands tall with all its might and grace at 829.8 metres height. Featuring 163 floors, it nestles in itself world-class offices, apartments, and restaurants along with the Armani Hotel Dubai. The apartments, in particular, offer a luxurious lifestyle. So, you can also explore offers for apartments for sale in Burj Khalifa.
While this attraction spot is reopened for visitors, the restaurant, lounge, and bar located on the 122nd floor of this massive building are still closed to mitigate the risk of spread of the virus. It is still not certain when they will be reopened. However, the management of ‘Atmosphere’, the lounge, bar, and restaurant, is hopeful that they will be able to serve the guests very soon.
The government has also recommended the visitors to follow necessary SOPs to ensure they remain protected against the virus. They must follow social distancing norms as well to limit physical contact with other guests. The management is also advised to make sure these safety protocols are followed. It is also their responsibility to ensure each part of the deck is regularly cleaned and sanitised.
After reopening of At The Top, only one type of ticket is available for the visitors. They can access the 124th and 125th floors of the building by buying a ticket worth Dh99. This step is taken to monitor the number of visitors who are going to enjoy the magnificent views of the city this deck offers.
The ticket to accessing At The Top can be purchased at counters available at The Dubai Mall. There is also the facility of buying tickets online. This offers enhanced convenience and comfort as the ticket can be booked in a hassle-free manner.
After you have purchased the ticket for At The Top and entered Burj Khalifa, you will reach level 124 in the fastest double-decker lift of the world that cruises at 10 metres per second. There are telescopes available at the terrace. You can use them to have a closer and more detailed look of the surroundings and enjoy the marvellous views that are surely going to leave you spellbound. If you are among the daring ones, you can visit the 125th floor and take a stroll on the glass floor. This level is at the height of 456 metres and offers 360-degree views of the city of wonders – Dubai. Truly a marvel in itself, this view is unparalleled in every sense.