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Burj Khalifa's top deck hosted over 1.87 mn visitors in 2013

February 04, 2014 16:54 IST

Burj Khalifa's top deck hosted over 1.87 mn visitors in 2013

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The world's highest observatory deck at Burj Khalifa has defined its credentials as one of Dubai's most popular tourist attractions, welcoming over 1.87 million visitors in 2013.

Visitors to At the Top, located on Level 124 on the world's tallest tower, increased by 13 per cent in 2013, up from 1.66 million the previous year.

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International tourists accounted for over 50 per cent of all visitors to the leisure attraction, developer of the project Emaar Properties said in a statement.

Germans comprised the most number of international tourists at 23 per cent, followed by visitors from the UK (15 per cent); Russia and India (11 per cent each); US (10 per cent); Saudi Arabia (7 per cent); Australia, Italy, and China (5 per cent each); and France and the Netherlands (4 per cent each).

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Photographs: Courtesy, Emaar Group

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"At the Top, Burj Khalifa is a key contributor to Dubai's tourism sector and is not only a must-see attraction for tourists but also popular among UAE residents. The one-of-a-kind attraction offers unparallelled views across the city, which inspires visitors to return time-and-time again," said Ahmad Al Falasi, executive director, Property Management of Emaar Properties PJSC.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Emaar group

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Accessible online to billions of visitors across the world through Google's 'Street View' collection, At the Top also proved a popular attraction for visiting dignitaries and celebrities, including Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit, US actor Jesse Metcalfe, Australian actress Melissa George, English actor Warwick Davis, US singer Gloria Gaynor, football stars Andre Schurrle (Germany), Bader Saleh (UAE), Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, and World Wrestling Entertainment's Mick Foley and The MIZ.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Emaar group

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Marking its fourth anniversary, At the Top is now offering visitors the opportunity to witness the sunrise over the city on Fridays and Saturdays, until February 28. 


Photographs: Courtesy, Emaar group

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