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New ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’ clinches another Guinness World Record for Dubai

20th October 2014 Print
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At 555 metres (1,821 ft) high, Dubai clinched its latest Guinness World Record title with the grand opening of the highest man-made vantage point on earth. The opening of ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’ by Emaar Properties, the developer of Burj Khalifa, sees visitors to Dubai able to take a journey to uncharted heights with an outdoor terrace and viewing platform that offers unmatched views of the city and beyond.  

The grand unveiling of ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’ was made even more momentous with the adjudicators of the Guinness World Records officiating Dubai’s newest tourist attraction as the ‘Highest Observation Deck’ in the world. Burj Khalifa bagged the laurel from Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China, which held the record for its observation deck at 488 metres (1,601 ft) high.

The new honour adds to Burj Khalifa’s three existing Guinness World Records for the Tallest Building, the Tallest Man-made Structure on Land Ever and the Highest Restaurant from Ground Level for At.mosphere.

With the new launch, Emaar is scaling up the visitor experience with two additional observation points in the global icon. Apart from ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa’ on Level 124 that will continue to operate as normal, the tower now offers an additional ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’ journey with two stops – at the observation floors on Level 148 and Level 125. ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’ at Level 148 is the crowning glory and the ‘hero’ level, where for the first time, Dubai residents and visitors can scale up 555 metres (1,821 ft), and step out to an outdoor terrace.

Ahmad Al Falasi, Executive Director – Property Management of Emaar Properties PJSC, said: “At the Top is today one of the world’s most compelling tourist attractions. With the introduction of ‘SKY’, we are scaling up the entire journey to Burj Khalifa by offering a truly premium experience that will be a lifetime’s memory for every visitor. We are doubly delighted to clinch the Guinness World Records title that adds to the glory of Burj Khalifa and enhances the reputation of Dubai.”

Talal Omar, Country Manager for the Middle East and North Africa for Guinness World Record, said: “Burj Khalifa has done it again, surprising the world with its iconic scale and the ongoing creative enhancements. The new Guinness World Records title is another feather in the cap for Dubai, a city that has now one of the fastest growing repertories of the world’s most fascinating achievements.”

The premium experience of ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY’ begins at the welcome reception on the lower ground floor of The Dubai Mall. Ticketholders will have an exclusive luxury lounge to relax with a Guest Ambassador treating them with dates and Arabic coffee. Guests will be guided on a journey that will take a dedicated elevator equipped with a captivating visual show as they ascent to Level 125 for a quick change over of elevator to continue their journey to Level 148.

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