Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in Dubai and in the world!! It is completely made out of steel and if you happen to measure it in concrete, it would be 2,065 Kms. Burj Khalifa was inspired by a dessert flower, Lily. The Iconic skyscraper was launched on January 4,2010. I’m glad that we were a part of that historic event. The whole world media had gathered to witness the magnificent launch of Dubai’s tallest tower, the memories will never fade from my sub-conscious.
Burj Khalifa during the evening and night light;representing/supporting France.
Tourists around the world come to take a tour of Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. Dubai Mall is so far, the best mall in the Emirates, with Top notch brands, International/Multi-cuisine restaurants, it has now become the most visited destination in Dubai. Travelers often visit here for shopping, you can find high end clothing as well as posh accessories in this mall. Jewellery lovers can boast in The Souk for wide collection of stunning designs made of gold and diamonds.
Dubai Aquarium, this alligator is a new addition.
Indoor Ice rink is another attraction, built in the center of the mall for Ice-skate lovers.There’s a large indoor aquarium as well that holds small n big fish from fresh water and from the ocean, you can even find sharks in here. Children get fascinated to see an image of ocean within the mall.
The highlight of Dubai Mall is the radiant dancing fountains, with the view of Burj Khalifa in the back drop. The show takes place, every 30 min for around 5 min and it’s mind-boggling. Tourists walk out with a big smile on their face after getting drenched with a few drops from the water fountain, this show is totally worth waiting for while you’re here.
Dubai Mall also has world-class restaurants which are booked way in advance, perfect for any occasion with the view of Burj Khalifa. Downtown looks ecstatic whether you visit here during the day or night. The mall is open till midnight most of the days.
Some other amazing things that caught my attention;
This Dubai taxi was new for me, didn’t see it at the downtown area before. The other one is The Address Hotel which stands tall, opposite Burj Khalifa, complementing the tower.
Dior Kiosk caught my eye while passing by, they had rotating dummies with the gorgeous Fall/Winter designs, all of them hand crafted and designs are from 1950’s.
And here I found Luxembourg inside Dubai Mall, this is the new addition which enhances the beauty of The Village inside Dubai Mall.
These men have been trying to jump in the falls since 2010, a picture perfect backdrop in Dubai Mall.
Most of the hotels offer shuttle buses to and from Downtown Dubai, you cannot go wrong if you decided to spend one whole day in the heart of Dubai. They are also working on to create a new man-made, Dubai Canal along Dubai downtown, once over, this place will become much sensational with the amazing water-front.
Burj Khalifa is Dubai’s pride and will always be!!!