Ogling a City on High at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE
800 meters. 2625 feet. 160 stories. Standing on the 124th floor observation deck of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai’s latest architectural confection, is downright frightening. Holding the record for world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa is an impressive example of modern engineering and, looking out on the United Arab Emirate of Dubai—a mix of sea, sand, and concrete—you can’t help but marvel at a landscape unmatched by most. The lightning fast elevator to the top takes mere seconds, and the 360-degree view, quite literally, takes your breath away. Dubai’s other many skyscrapers shrink in comparison atop the mighty Burj and, in that moment, you remember Dubai’s place in not only the Middle East but also the world.