Discover modern architectural wonders and culinary delights on this tour that takes you up to the top of the Burj Khalifa – a record-breaking building – followed by afternoon tea fit for royalty. Sammy, one of our expert guides, says, ‘From the top of the Burj, you’ll see Dubai as a metropolis connected to nature – even the building’s structure was inspired by the native spider lily desert flower. At Al Bayt, feel like you’re stepping into an Arabian palace and admire the interior’s geometric patterns, woodwork and elegant arches.’
Whizz up to the 124th floor – the elevator travels at a mind-boggling speed of 10 metres per second – and step out onto the observation deck. Feast your eyes on the iconic Dubai skyline featuring stellar landmarks such as the Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, Emirates Towers, Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina. Marvel at the surrounding desert dunes and the glistening Arabian Gulf on the horizon and look straight down for views of the Burj Lake and traditional Abras gliding around.
Take one last peek before heading back down for afternoon tea. You’ll meet your guide back at the bottom who’ll take you to the Al Bayt restaurant located in The Palace Downtown, a luxury hotel. Embrace the authentic Arabian atmosphere and elegant decor as you indulge in a selection of sandwiches, pastries and cakes – a sweet way to finish the tour. Choose from Arabic tea or coffee and soak up views of the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa from a different perspective.