When you hear Burj Khalifa, you can only think-mind blowing beauty and magnificence. Well, sometimes stories are not good enough until we experience them. The global icon is definitely one of those things you don’t want to just read about, and good news is, now you can visit the site with a Burj Khalifa Tickets.

But first, let’s look at what to expect:

● The structure’s floors are not in the mundane rectangular and square shapes but in Y shape with curved edges.

● The tower’s aesthetically pleasing effect is brought about by the outer silhouette's sections of the tower reaching staggering heights

● The piece of art sparkles with a silver sheen during the day and projects colored lights at night

● The tower has an impressive height that not only dwarfs the next tallest buildings and radio towers in Dubai but every structure across the world

● In additional to the commercial and residential spaces, Burj Khalifa offers spaces for your average tourist on the observation decks which offers lingering views of the city and beyond.

● Burj Khalifa can get busy at certain times. In Middle East, the weekend falls on Friday and Saturdays. That said, if possible consider visiting for another day of the week. It also goes without saying-Dubai as a whole will be incredibly busy on major holidays such as Christmas and New Years!

● If your time in Dubai is limited with a small window to visit Burj Khalifa, you might want to purchase your ticket online at itickets.ae and select your desired time slot. The online ticket is also very handy on busy periods to avoid long queues

● Upon arrival at Burj Khalifa, there are two queues. One for those who already possess tickets online and another one for those purchasing their tickets. Be sure to join the right queue.

● There are two main types of tickets. One for “At the Top SKY” and others for “At the Top”. “At the Top” tickets grant access to level 124 & 125 whilst “At the Top SKY” gives access to observation deck on level 148.

What you probably didn’t know about Burj Khalifa

● The tower’s surrounding and neighbourhood are more centralized than any other development in Dubai

● Right at the centre of new downtown Dubai neighbourhood, the tower’s mixed use program provides direct connections to mass transit systems

● The tower’s unique design embodies reference to Islamic architecture whilst still reflecting the modern global community it’s purposed to serve

● The structure’s Y shaped design offers maximum amount of perimeter for windows in living spaces without rendering any internal spaces unusable

● To decrease the mass of the tower as the height increases, setbacks occur at the end of each wing as the tapering of the tower rises. The setbacks were modeled in the wind tunnel to reduce wind forces. In fact, the tower’s design was greatly influenced by its performance in respect to the wind-both in shaping and orientation.

● The building underwent through a dozen tunnel tests and design iterations for optimal performance

● The exterior cladding comprise of aluminium and textured stainless steel spandrel panels to withstand Dubai’s extreme temperatures in summer.

● The vertical polished stainless steel fins accentuates Burj Khalifa’s height and slenderness

● The vertical structure of the building is attached to mechanical floors through outrigger walls to maximize the building’s stiffness, resulting in an efficient system that supports both gravity and lateral roads.

● The tower features numerous enhancements in fire and safety systems. This includes “lifeboat” operation for elevators allowing them to be used for controlled evacuation under certain situations bringing the total evacuation time up to 45% over stairs alone.

● The height of the building allow ventilation where cooler air temperatures, reduced air density and reduced relative humidity at the top of the building allows for “sky-sourced” fresh air. When the air gets in at the top, it requires less energy for for air conditioning, ventilation and dehumidification

● Burj Khalifa has one of the world’s condensate recovery systems in the world. It collects water from air conditioning by preventing water from entering the wastewater stream reducing the need for municipal portable water.

● To lower the cost of lighting, smart lighting and lighting controls have been implemented to allow for a more efficient use of the building’s resources and services and better control the indoor environment

● An art program for the tower was developed where over 500 individual pieces of art were placed and specified throughout the building. This premier featured piece resides in the tower’s residential lobby.

There’s a whole ton of great things to be experienced in this spectacular piece of art. We simply cannot exhaust the wonder world in writing. Grab your Burj Khalifa tickets today online to not only avoid long queues and enjoy great discounts but to also get the most out of your visit.

Author's Bio: 

Dalphine Wanjiru is a passionate content writer with over 6 years writing experience across different industries and currently working as a content marketer at itickets.ae. When I’m not writing I am enjoying a chilled afternoon At The Top Burj Khalifa