Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world
After feeling the traditional beauty of Dubai, we continued the journey to Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world with the height of 828 meters (1.7 times taller than the Landmark).
This is a strategic work of Dubai to promote tourism and trade. To get to the observation deck, first, everyone will go down to the basement, to the ticket counter, then following each other into the heart of the building in a long corridor, above is an extremely high and airy ceiling. This is not only the building with the most floors in the world, the tallest building in the world, the tallest observation deck in the world, but also the building with the fastest elevator system in the world.
It only takes about 40 seconds for the elevator to take you up to the 124th floor. After a blink, we were on the very wide observation deck, overlooking the city. Before our eyes were modern buildings sprawling in the middle of a vast desert. Although Dubai is using all its efforts to plant trees, and under each tree, there is an automatic irrigation system to provide enough water for the tree, but it seems that with this severe weather, people also wither, let alone plants. I suddenly thought we were in a science fiction movie when the whole world didn’t have much green space but only concrete, metal and technology applications everywhere. If I keep staying at home, I really don’t dare to believe what I see in the movie is real. How far have humans been traveling on this planet? I was just a small and faint shadow. The strange, amused, admired feelings with a little fear were the things I could not hide.
To me, sitting in the car watching the street is also a good way to get an overview of the landscape and people here. Or go to the public beaches to swim, enjoy the heat of Dubai to feel the happiness with the heat of our Saigon, and watching passersby is also a way to understand more about the life here. This is Jumeirah Public Beach where people are free to come to swim. The beach is very clean, civilized and has a public bathroom. Coming here, you will see Dubai residents of all skin colors, from all over the world. From here you can watch over the 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel that I mentioned in the post a few days ago.
- When the city lights up
- This is the elevator that leads down to the subway station. In the paragraph about Souk At Madinat Jumeirah ancient market (see the article here), I talked about the barjeel ventilation tower. This picture can make you see better, the whole elevator is a ventilation tower. We was wondering about it that day, and just knew that after searching more carefully.
I have heard rumors about the gold market in Dubai. In the evening, we took the train from the hotel to there to see with our own eyes the scene of dangling goldens everywhere. The market is extremely large and crowded with people walking around, both tourists and Dubai residents. Residents of this region also come from all over the world, but the majority are probably working people from India and African countries. Looking at their skin color, the way they dress and walk, their voices, we could know that!