Having just shelled out £108 for a ticket. I was hoping that a) it was going to be good views and b) it was going to be worth my money.
If you go on a cloudy day in Dubai, you may not be able to see any of the views below and that was something I did not want to happen for the price tag!
Luckily, the weather gods’ were shining on my birthday after a rather dreary March morning and the clouds made way for beautiful blue skies. I was off to a good start! I headed to the Dubai Mall around 11am to make my way up to the top.
When I arrived, I was escorted into a lovely little room with leather seats to relax. I was offered some arabic coffee, dates and pastries which was very much needed as I was tired from travelling.
We waited here for around 30 minutes and then we were ushered through security. There were no queues save the people who were in the room with me. Our guide then showed us to the first lift to make our way up.
Although the lift takes around 60 seconds, the whole journey to the top takes around 60 minutes! Make sure you leave enough time to experience this as thousands of tourists visit each day and you will be waiting due to crowd control. The queues for the lifts seemed to take an age and I thought I would never get there. I would say to completely avoid this to go really early in the morning. That way you can beat the crowds.
You will take two lifts to the 142nd floor.
When you arrive, you’ll be offered more refreshments, comfy seats and less crowded views of Dubai.