June 24, 2013

Monday Geology Picture(s): Views from the World’s Tallest Building, Dubai

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. It's difficult to fit the building into one picture!

I’m continuing this week with sharing pictures from my January 2012 trip to visit my friend Karima in the United Arab Emirates. I mostly stayed with Karima and her family in Abu Dhabi, but one day we took a drive over to Dubai. While there, we visited the impressive Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world. Here on Georneys I often like to post Plane Views or images of the Earth as viewed from an airplane. Well, some of the photographs that I took from the observation deck near the top of the Burj Khalifa certainly resemble plane views! I took some shots of the city of Dubai far below. I certainly found the views very impressive! I wish that I could have a Burj Khalifa– or an airplane, I suppose– that I could take with me anywhere in the world for such fantastic aerial views of the Earth’s landscape.

Another view of the Burj Khalifa.

A beautiful model of the Burj Khalifa.

View from the Burj Khalifa observation deck. It was dusty in Dubai that day.

Another view from the Burj Khalifa observation deck.

Yet another view from the Burj Khalifa observation deck.