Familiar with setting world records, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa has achieved another remarkable feat. The latest accolade comes from a recent study, which crowned it as the most visited landmark worldwide, based on annual visitor count.
An astonishing 17 million visitors make their way to the tallest tower on the planet each year. The platform meticulously examined search volumes and average visitor statistics for over 150 of the most renowned landmarks across the globe, aiming to determine which ones are garnering the highest global interest.
Rising to an impressive height of 828 meters, which is three times taller than the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, this magnificent tower captures the attention of almost 22 million Google searches and approximately 17 million visitors annually. The study disclosed that this translates to a substantial $621 million in ticket revenue.
Claiming the second position is India’s renowned Taj Mahal, with an equal number of 22 million yearly searches and 7.5 million visitors. Following closely in third place is Niagara Falls, which draws in about 13 million visitors each year and commands over 1.2 million online searches.
Visiting the Iconic Burj Khalifa
Travel experts have emphasized that for travelers exploring Dubai, a visit to the Burj Khalifa is an essential experience.
Highlighted that almost every tourist-centric city boasts a landmark that draws visitors solely for its sight and ambiance. In Dubai‘s case, the Burj Khalifa stands out as the foremost choice in this regard.
“A visit to the Burj Khalifa offers a multitude of experiences, including ascending to nearly 800 meters in just under 60 seconds, beholding the breathtaking cityscape from above, and more.”
For those venturing to this record-breaking attraction, it’s wise to be mindful of the optimal time for admiring the cityscape from its summit.
Ranju Abraham, the sales manager at Tours on Board, pointed out, “Its immense stature, architectural brilliance, and awe-inspiring vistas render it an irresistible magnet for tourists. During the summer months, the prime visiting hours span from 4pm to 7pm, while in winter, they shift slightly to 3pm to 6pm. These peak periods are favored due to the chance to experience the daytime, sunset, and nighttime views.”
According to information sourced from the official Burj Khalifa website, tickets for the sky view observatory range from Dh80 to over Dh750 per person. The study also unveiled that global tourist numbers rebounded to 917 million in 2022 as travel regained momentum following the pandemic.
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, a record-setting marvel, claims most visits globally. 17 million yearly visitors, $621 million revenue. Guinness Record analyzed 150 landmarks. At 828 meters, it was like the Eiffel Tower. Taj Mahal and Niagara Falls follow. Essential for travelers, rebounding global tourism reinforces its allure.