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Old February 7th, 2010, 12:26 PM   #25461
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In Burj Khalifa, how many underground floors/levels has? I know that most of those levels are for parking but dont remember the number of those. Then, the elevators of BK goes directly in those underground levels?
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Old February 7th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #25462
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Observation deck closed temporarily

Not sure if this info has been posted before, but could not find any when searching so here it goes:

I had tickets to the observation deck for this morning, but it's apparently been temporarily closed for all visitors due to "electricity problems" in the tower according to the lady at the ticket sales desk. They gave me a refund as they could also not re-book the tickets for a later date since they did not know when it will be open again.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 03:52 PM   #25463
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I can acknowledge that. My friend tried to buy tickets to her friends that are visiting Dubai later this week and she found out she can't buy any due to that problem.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 04:10 PM   #25464
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Really nice Dubai video, there are some shots from the Burj in this:

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Old February 7th, 2010, 05:03 PM   #25465
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I can acknowledge that. My friend tried to buy tickets to her friends that are visiting Dubai later this week and she found out she can't buy any due to that problem.
There has not been any power to the BK for about two weeks now, external lighting has been seen on rare occasions but internal lights to apartments etc have been on every night

Only aircraft beacons on display externally
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Old February 7th, 2010, 05:41 PM   #25466
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Hanging on the top of the Burj !



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Old February 7th, 2010, 06:34 PM   #25467
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Burj Khalifa , aka Burj Dubai

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Old February 7th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #25468
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Thank you Imre!

The same sign a few hours after you snapped the first image:


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Old February 7th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #25469
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Old February 7th, 2010, 07:33 PM   #25470
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French 'spiderman' eyes Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower: report
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Delicious Digg Facebook Fark Newsvine Reddit StumbleUpon Technorati Twitter Yahoo! Bookmarks .Print .. AFP/File – Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower, in the Gulf emirate on January 3. French climber Alain Robert, … .Sun Jan 17, 6:45 pm ET
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – French climber Alain Robert, known as "Spiderman" for his death-defying antics, has set his sights on scaling the world's tallest skyscraper, Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower, a report said.

The Gulf emirate of Dubai opened the glistening 828-metre (2,717-foot) concrete, glass and steel skyscraper on Jan 4.

"I'll have to do it... maybe between January and April 2011," he was quoted as saying by Malaysia's official Bernama news agency late Saturday.

"I know the people of Dubai, they are interested (in seeing me climb the skyscraper)," he added.

The tower has been renamed Burj Khalifa in honour of the Abu Dhabi leader whose billions of dollars bailed out Dubai from its financial crisis last year.

Robert, 47, was in Malaysia to receive an award for his extraordinary feats in scaling tall buildings.

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Old February 7th, 2010, 08:39 PM   #25471
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If the nosey [email protected] scaled by my window, I would be there with a cattle prod, just to help him on his way down Nosey git
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Old February 7th, 2010, 09:39 PM   #25472
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But then the BK's safety record would be ruined.

I find it hard to believe he will climb the building without any support. I would love to witness it.
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Old February 7th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #25473
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wow those are beautiful shots. :O
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Old February 7th, 2010, 11:15 PM   #25474
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i like the fact that the man has a hard hat on , it will help him if he lands on his head .
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Old February 8th, 2010, 03:04 AM   #25475
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Power problem closes Burj Khalifa viewing deck

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People wait outside the Burj Khalifa's ticket counter yesterday afternoon. Pawan Singh / The National

DUBAI // The Burj Khalifa’s observation deck has been closed to the public until further notice, little more than one month after it opened, because of problems with the power supply.

In a statement, a spokesman for the world’s tallest tower said that yesterday afternoon’s sudden closure was for maintenance and upgrades, made necessary because of the high number of visitors over the past month.

“Technical issues with the power supply are being worked on by the main and subcontractors, and the public will be informed upon completion” of the work, the representative said.

Guests who booked advance trips to the 124th floor observation deck will be given refunds or allowed to book a date when the deck reopens, although no indication was given as to when that would be.

Staff at the tower, however, were yesterday telling tourists to book online and said it should reopen on Sunday. Emaar, the developer, was unable to confirm a reopening date.

The Burj Khalifa, the 828-metre building with more than 160 storeys, opened on January 4 after five years of construction.

Although an official count has not been provided, thousands of tourists and local residents have flocked to the building since it opened. Businesses near the tower in Dubai Mall and the surrounding area have seen retail sales increase by as much as 30 per cent.

The building’s management had previously said they were expecting nearly 3,000 tourists daily. Tickets cost Dh100, or Dh400 for “fast track” privileges.

High-speed lifts can whisk people up to the viewing deck at 10 metres per second, still taking almost a full minute to climb the 500 metres or so to the observation area.

Visitors and tourists who were planning in visiting the deck yesterday evening were clearly disappointed as they were turned away.

One visitor, John Vaughan, had travelled from London just to visit the tower and is only going to be in Dubai for a few days.

“I am going to come back tomorrow to see if I can go up. I don’t want to think about the prospect of not going up at all,” he said.

Another tourist, Matt Lahare, 42, also from the UK, said visiting the tower was on his and his wife’s “must do” list.

“We booked the trip before Christmas but didn’t know if the tower would be open. Afterwards, we saw it on the news and it went straight to the top of my list. It looked so impressive. They say it will be open next week, but we’ll be gone by then and I’m not sure if there will be a next time here.”

Annmarie Bronson, 24, from the US, said she was running out of luck. “When I went to book the tickets online when it first opened, I couldn’t and didn’t want to wait for hours with everybody else in Dubai.”

At least Ms Bronson will be able to try again. She works on a cruise ship and is due back in Dubai on Sunday. “I’m really disappointed this time because I was sure I would get up.”

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I had tickets to the observation deck for this morning, but it's apparently been temporarily closed for all visitors due to "electricity problems" in the tower according to the lady at the ticket sales desk. They gave me a refund as they could also not re-book the tickets for a later date since they did not know when it will be open again.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 03:11 AM   #25476
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Hanging on the top of the Burj !



unbelievable...its very hot & hard wind at top there...
he is IRON MAN...
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Old February 8th, 2010, 03:36 AM   #25477
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Old February 8th, 2010, 04:47 AM   #25478
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In Burj Khalifa, how many underground floors/levels has? I know that most of those levels are for parking but dont remember the number of those. Then, the elevators of BK goes directly in those underground levels?
Hi Christos.

There are 3 lower levels - B1, B2, and the 2.05 meter high raft level that is not occupied. I hesitate to use the term underground as they are under the podiums. There is parking on:
B2 - all 3 podiums
B1 - all 3 podiums
Concourse - 1 and 1/2 podiums
Ground - 1/2 a podium

Hard to make out the only blurry elevator schedule I have - it looks like 6 go down to B2 with a further 3 going down to B1.

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Old February 8th, 2010, 05:07 AM   #25479
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Old February 8th, 2010, 05:38 AM   #25480
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Nope! You can't buy me! Besides, I'm already weighed down by one too many Tiaras thank you!
I take my offer back. Two eggs was my final offer.. no Tiaras..

Keep posting photos.. they are good.. I don't think I will ever visit Dubai.. But these forums give me a good idea about the city..

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