Monday, June 1, 2015

Burj Khalifa, "At the top"

On this recent trip to dubai, I booked online tickets for Burj Khalifa "At the top"
I booked the ticket for a fixed date and fixed time which was around AED 125 / per person

Express ticket, which can be purhcased at the spot is AED 500 / per person

So it is better to book in advance either online or from the ticket counter at burj khalifa for a fixed date / time ticket which is far cheaper.

We went there at around 3 pm. The skies were clear and it was a good view from the top which was 125th Floor of burj khalifa.

The views were stunning with a 360 degree viewing of dubai from the top.

Lift, which takes to 125th floor in 60 seconds


View from the Top of Burj Khalifa

View from the Top


Al Mamzar Beach Park, Dubai Beach and Chalet Rental

On my recent trip to dubai, I wanted to spend some time on the beach.

I read and heard about mamzar beach park in dubai which is a bit off the city but a good park.
Another good thing is that they offer chalet rental, which can be rented from the park itself, or dubai muncipality office in dubai or online on the dmc.gov.ae website.

A friend of mine staying in dubai booked the chalet for me.

The chalet is at the extreme end of the park which makes it a bit private as that part is not much visited by the people but had to walk a long way to reach the chalet.

The chalet was nicely build with refrigerator, satellite tv channels, completely air conditioned, with small kitchenette which included a sink and cabinets and a 4 seater sofa and complete washroom with toilet and shower facility and running hot and cold water.


View from Inside the Chalet

Small Kitchenette with Sink

Sitting Area with sofas, table, refrigerator, tv and Air conditioning

Chalet

Chalet Washroom


The out door patio had sitting area and barbecue area.

This was a great chalet for a beach day with lots of place to sit and barbecue and direct access to the beach. My family loved it the most.

The chalet was well kept and maintained which was very surprising to us, but hats off to the dubai municipality.

We rented a small chalet which was AED 150 / day timing from 8 am till 10 pm.

We took a bus to the mamzar beach park. The bus route was C28, which we took from REEF Mall / Salah Al din metro station and it dropped us right outside the beach park.

Bus fare was around AED 3 / person / one way
Park Entrance: AED 5 / person


Here is a brief walkthru video of the chalet