World's Highest Restaurant Opens In Dubai
The world of sky-high restaurants just got a new summit. At.mosphere, is a restaurant 1,350 feet in the sky, on the 122nd floor of the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The new restaurant unseats the revolving 360 Restaurant in Toronto's CN Tower which previously had the honor.
The new restaurant has two separate areas, lounge and grill. The restaurant can host over 210 guests total. It has a large arrival lobby, main dining floor, private dining rooms and display cooking stations.
Diners enter through Burj Khalifa's Corporate Suites lobby and exit via the express elevator on Level 123 to face a two-story glass atrium. A flight of cantilevered staircases lead them to the arrival lobby where they can enjoy panoramic views of the city. The restaurant features mahogany walls and ceilings, Adam Tihany furnishings, and floors of cafe au lait limestone and hand-tufted carpet.
Arabian Business reports that diners will be charged a minimum of AED450 ($122) a head. Those booking the private dining area will pay at least AED650 ($176.90) per guest. Afternoon tea costs nearly $100 (AED350) and for drinks and snacks in the lounge area guests are required to spend AED200 ($54.45) per head. The restaurant was booked solid for the first couple days.