Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The tallest man made structure in the entire world at over 800m tall, the Burj Khalifa therefore is a definite must-see in Dubai. Springing impossibly upwards from the center of the city, its elegant towering shape will inevitably draw you in.
However, it is much more than a must-visit tourist destination. It is a lifestyle destination. It is home to the sophisticated Armani Hotel, styled with the ultimate in modern luxury. Can you imagine a room in this high tower with your own balcony? There’s even an outdoor swimming pool. The lifestyle concept is carried further with private Armani Residences located on other high floors (if you are in the market for a pied a terre in Dubai)!
If not, join the rest of us for a spectacular trip to the top to the Observation Deck. Note: you should book your tickets early in advance as they are very popular. Once there, take a stroll around the outside open air deck for views of the city and the far off desert.
If you are at the Burj in the evening, make sure to stay to watch the Fountains Show which begins after 6 pm and visit the lovely Dubai Mall at the base of the tower.