Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Burj Khalifa

While in Dubai, we couldn't miss a visit to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.  (If you want all the stats, you can find them here and here.)  It also happens to have the world's fastest elevators and the longest single trip elevators.  Your ears definitely feel it on the quick trip, but they have videos playing inside to help distract you.  You must have a ticket, and they are significantly (like 4 times) more expensive if purchased same day.  Luckily, a friend let us know this, and we purchased them online before we left.  You also receive an appointment time, and they can sell out, so if you decide to go, make sure to book ahead of time.

Following the line
The glow behind Travis & the kids is a glowing model of the building

Before our appointment, we realized that morning fog was going to hamper our view a bit, but it made for fun pictures of buildings sticking up through it.

It did start to clear up a bit, but you just couldn't see a long distance

Leoni enjoyed taking pictures, but didn't want many taken.  Many tourists wanted to take pictures with the little blonde haired girl, but she would have none of it.

Burke, on the other hand, didn't mind posing

Look closely, you can see the tip of the building above

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