Burj Khalifa’s At The Top observatory deck was Dubai’s most visited tourist destination in 2013.
Over 1.87 million people visited the world’s highest observatory deck with an outdoor terrace, a 13 per cent rise on the 1.66 million who visited in 2012.
Located on the 124th level of the world’s tallest building, international tourists accounted for 50 per cent of all visitors last year.
German tourists accounted for the highest number of overseas visitors at 23 per cent of the total number. Holiday makers from the UK made up 15 per cent with Russia and India accounting for 11 per cent each and the U.S. 10 per cent.
Saudi Arabia provided the most visitors from another GCC country at seven per cent.
Ahmad Al Falasi, executive director, property management of the Burj Khalifa’s developer, Emaar Properties, 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.”
In June last year, the Burj Khalifa became the first skyscraper in the world and the first major landmark in the MENA region to be mapped out by Google Streetview.