There were no vomit bags distributed before we boarded the elevator that travels at more than 400 meters per minute. We reached the observation deck at the 124th floor in less than a minute. It was a breeze except that I have to tell you that it will hurt your little ears. Bring a gum, chew it, swallow your saliva many times, drink water or cover your nose, mouth and blow to relieve your ear of air pressure. If you haven’t been in an airplane – I guess that a Burj Khalifa elevator ride is the nearest similar experience.
I sound like an ultimate Scrooge on Christmas when I say the elevator experience wasn’t pleasant at all but it’s the truth. More than 10 people share the same enclosed darkened space (cue horror music), climbing up with an insane speed.
We arrive at the observation deck and I’ll let this video do the talking since it’s Friday and a weekend for most of you so I’ll spare you of further crap talk (but there’s my crap talk in the video). The end.
Not totally the end.
Dubai looks really beautiful at night. I love it. My husband: “We’ll come again during daytime!”