New observation deck opens at Burj Khalifa, world’s tallest building

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    The world’s tallest building towers over Dubai’s other skyscrapers. (AP Photo)

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     (Burj Khalifa)

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    The world’s tallest building in Dubai. (AP)

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    The new observation deck is located on the 125th floor of the skyscraper. (Burj Khalifa)

Visitors to the world’s tallest building in Dubai can now get an even more elevated view of the Middle Eastern city.

The owner of the 2,717 foot-tall (828 meter) Burj Khalifa skyscraper says that starting on Wednesday, visitors can pay to ride up to a new observation deck on the 148th floor.

That is 1,821 feet (555 meters) above street level, making it the world’s highest observation deck, according to Guinness World Records. To get there, they have to change elevators on level 125.

Earlier, tourists could only go to a still operational observation deck on the 124th floor. Nearly 1.9 million visitors did so last year.

The higher views come with steeper prices. Pre-booked tickets for the new attraction cost the equivalent of $109, or $136 for immediate entry.

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