I was in Dubai for a few days in 2016 and wanted to visit the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. The tower, which was opened in 2010, is 829 meters high and has 163 floors. The Top is on the 124th floor and has an observation gallery and a souvenir shop where I purchased these playing cards. I was quite surprised to find that they were not just average English pattern souvenir cards but a nice variation in black and silver-grey. According to the box they were "exclusively designed for At The Top" so I presume that they are only available at the Burj Khalifa. They have a striking back design showing the Burj Khalifa in silver on a black background. The cards are made in China and the pack has 52 cards and 2 jokers.
Below: The reverse of the cards, the joker and the box.
All cards shown are from the collection of Paul Symons ©.
Member since February 01, 2016
I'm British but I have now lived in the Netherlands for more than 50 years and am still enjoying every minute of it. I started collecting playing cards in the early 1980’s after speaking with my neighbour who was at that time a croupier in a casino. I started with just collecting jokers, but that soon led me to complete packs of cards and eventually to specialising in old and antique playing cards, particularly those of C.L. Wüst of Frankfurt, Germany. I am presently the Dutch representative of the I.P.C.S. and the auctioneer at the IPCS conventions.
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