One of the things I was most excited about was of course the experience of the world’s tallest building. We bought the tickets a few days in advance, a lot of people and demand meant that we did not check well enough through our ticket options.
After a bit of waiting and a security check, we were flowed through hallways and corridors to the lifts that supposedly goes at the speed of 10 metres pr. seconds! You’ll notice the pressure! On your way to the lifts, which takes a while, large screens and posters showing fun facts about the tower and it’s construction process, are set up. As for most things in Dubai, you have the VIP-option to skip the waiting process by paying double the amount for the fast-track ticket 😉 When it was our turn with the elevator, I was both surprised and disappointed. It was a cramped elevator of normal size with common walls. By some reason I had expected me a glass elevator on the outside edge of the building which gives the opportunity to enjoy the views simultaneously. Even in Norway we have the glass elevator at the Radisson Plaza hotel. Inside, the lights were dimmed and a display showed how quickly we sped up the number of floors until 124th floor.
What is not noticeable by eyesight, is that the tower sways several meters back and forth in the wind-rich desert surroundings. Therefore, right at the top one may get a feeling of light-headedness and dizziness. There were a lot of people at the top, and everyone wanted to have the best look at dubai from all possible angles, leaving the tall windows plastered with people at all times and it all felt very tribulated. If I’ll ever repeat the prosecc again, I’d probably – maybe – eat at one of the restaurants/cafes to get a more pleasant and calmer experience to get most out of the being on “the top” experience.
You may read more at the tower’s official homepage 🙂