For the second year in a row, for my husband’s birthday, we went to the world’s tallest restaurant and had breakfast at the top of the world. AT.MOSPHERE is a luxury restaurant located on the 122nd floor of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa—the most famous and iconic landmark of Dubai.
We went there last year, too. It was a blast, so this year there was no way we could go anywhere else. We all enjoyed it so much that, when we started to brainstorm where to go for Daddy’s birthday this year, both kids simply insisted on going to AT.MOSPHERE again.
Our breakfast in the clouds started at 7 a.m., which was early for the weekend. But we wanted to see the morning sun, and the sun rises before 6 a.m. in Dubai. If we had gone at 9 a.m., it would have been a more appropriate time for the weekend, but we would have missed beautiful color combinations and specific lighting tricks that only the early morning sun can produce.
The views from the highest point in Dubai were breathtaking. I could almost see all the way to other Emirates. Buildings were shining in the early morning sun, and the objects in the distance were sunken in a pinkish haze.
The food and service were outstanding. Our waiter and the rest of the staff were very helpful. We had a two-course breakfast, which I could call a feast, with a birthday dessert at the end.
Greeting the morning sun from so high, watching this vast city waking up, experiencing astounding views while indulging in a delicious breakfast in the clouds was an unforgettable experience.
There is some unexplainable magic in the view from high above. I’m terrified of heights; I feel uncomfortable and unsafe on the edge of a mountain or at the open balcony of a tall building. However, there’s something extraordinary about having a bird’s-eye view of the world. You never get bored with it.
If you ever go to Dubai, I would highly recommend trying this incredible experience. Until then, I am sharing some views from our breakfast at the top of the world.