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New Dubai attraction: World’s highest observation deck

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Now, here’s just one more addition to the fun things to do in Dubai.

At 555 metres (1,821 ft) high, Dubai has clinched its newest Guinness World Records title. And with it, Emaar Properties, the developer of Burj Khalifa, has unveiled a one-of-its-kind, must-experience journey for every individual to the highest man-made vantage point on earth that allows you to see the city’s main attractions like Dubai Palm Island, Dubai Marina, Hotel Atlantis Dubai and Burj Al Arab Hotel from the top.

“At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY,” as it is named, is where visitors can soak up unmatched views of the city and beyond,  feel the exhilarating air from an outdoor terrace and  relax in a premium lounge. Indeed, one more of the thrilling things to do in Dubai.

The recent 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.

Being the “Highest Observation Deck” makes for a more interesting way to view the city’s landmarks, like as mentioned: Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai Marina, Hotel Atlantis Dubai, Dubai Festival City, and Dubai Palm Island, among others.

The new honour adds to Burj Khalifa’s three existing Guinness World Records titles 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 also 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 – the highest viewing point on earth in a building – which opens to mesmerising views of the city and beyond.

“At the Top, Burj Khalifa” has already defined its credentials as one of Dubai’s most popular tourist attractions, having welcomed over 1.87 million visitors in 2013. Among the celebrities who have visited the attraction include: Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Nene; US actor Jesse Metcalfe; Australian actress Melissa George; English actor Warwick Davis; US singer Gloria Gaynor; football stars André Schürrle (Germany), Bader Saleh (UAE); Indian cricketer Harbajan Singh; and World Wrestling Entertainment’s Mick Foley and The MIZ.