If you’re lucky enough to be a resident at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, you can treat your friends to a free tea or coffee in their lounge on the 123rd floor. Having friends in High Places (literally) meant I got my first taste of what it’s like at the top! The lounge is decorated in muted Armani colours and comprised a spacious sitting area staffed by a couple of people who help with the hot and cold (complimentary) beverages.

There is a separate library nook with a set of bookshelves, a telescope for keeping up with progress on “The World” development and comfy, S shaped sofas to lounge around on.


On the morning we visited for coffee (from a machine, but good none the less) there was a group of Spanish ladies having a coffee morning and a young business like couple meeting over an Apple Mac Book. We just tried to blend in, but I think our cameras may have given us away !

From parking the car in the basement (we saw His and Her Rolls Royces, a Bugati and other equally impressive vehicles) to reaching the lounge meant accessing numerous doors via a special residents only swipe card, I cannot imagine more security getting into Fort Knox!

 On the ground floor there is a fascinating display of cymbals arranged at various heights that have water dripping onto them and then falling into a pool making a gorgeous tinkling, cymbal, percussion type sound that keeps changing rhythm and pitch.

Have you visited the Burj Khalifa ? Send me in your favourite view, inside or out  and I’ll publish it on the site ! And if you liked this post, please remember to like and share on Facebook or any of the other sharing networks using the buttons below, thanks Monica.

Just waiting for one of our book club members to get a flat there

 so we know where to host our next meeting !


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  1. Monica says

    Hi Mivea,

    thanks for the comment, do let us know the name of your website so other readers can share in it too,

    regards Monica

  2. Monica says

    A comment that came through on the Burj Khalifa post…

    Hi Monica

    I never left a comment on your web side so far, but I am really impressed about your great job you do with this webpage!!! Not only for us who live in Dubai but also our friends from all over the world are happy to get some good tips for Dubai what to do, where to eat or to stay!!!(your link is on my own leaflet :-) Thanks a lot for time which you’ve invested in such a marvelous and colorful web side!!!

    Warm regards, Mivea

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