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At the Top, Burj Khalifa welcomes 1.87mn visitors

Germans top the list of international tourists

NEWS, Business, At the top, Burj khalifa, Emaar Properties

At the Top, Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest observatory deck with an outdoor terrace, welcomed over 1.87mn visitors in 2013.

Visitors to the observatory deck, located on Level 124 of Emaar Properties’ Burj Khalifa, increased 13% in 2013, up from 1.66mn visitors the previous year. International tourists accounted for over 50% of all visitors to the leisure attraction.

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

At the Top, Burj Khalifa, was this year crowned 'Best Tourist Attraction in the Middle East' at the Conde Nast Reader's Choice Awards.

Ahmad Al Falasi, executive director – property management of Emaar Properties PJSC, said: “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 unparalleled views across the city, which inspires visitors to return time-and-time again.”

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

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