Conceived as a complete lifestyle destination, At.mosphere is described as ‘The Centre of Now.’ At 442 meter on Level 122 of Burj Khalifa, the restaurant is located only two levels below ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa,’ the tower’s 828m-high observatory deck. The interior space has been designed by Transylvanian hospitality designer Adam Tihany.

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa

Envisaged as one of the finest luxury dining and lounge experiences in the world, the 1,030 square metre At.mosphere features a spacious arrival lobby, a main dining floor, private dining rooms and display cooking stations. Every aspect of the restaurant, ranging from the elegant décor to warm ambience, food choice and service standards, has been carefully designed and executed.

The entry to the restaurant is through Burj Khalifa’s Corporate Suites lobby. Guests exiting the express elevator on Level 123 face a two-storied glass atrium on arrival. A flight of cantilevered staircases is featured in the space that leads to the arrival lobby which offers panoramic views of Dubai.

The entire space is resonant with mahogany walls and ceilings and Adam Tihany furnishings. Floors of the restaurant are lined with café au lait limestone and hand-tufted carpet. At.mosphere also features a beverage display and cellar.

Accommodating up to 210 guests, the restaurant features a dining concept integrating two choices – lounge & grill. The open-show kitchen outlet features the Josper grill oven, a closed BBQ dual oven powered by Binchutan charcoal designed in Spain. The design of the grill is chic and luxurious with calm shades of amethyst and cocoa and rich textures of leather and velvet. It can seat 80 and includes a private dining room with a Chef’s Table for 12.

The lounge at At.mosphere also features an ambience with deeper shades of amethyst and a rich combination of patterned velvets. The space is designed for the young and trendy crowd. A round conversational table replaces traditional design concepts highlighting the friendly ambience. An upscale lounge is also featured with a seating capacity of 135 and a private area for 35.

In addition to views of the city, the outlet also offers vistas of The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain.

Before this, the world’s highest restaurant was 360, at a height of 350m in Toronto’s CN Tower. The restaurant at the highest elevation is the Chacaltaya Ski Resort, outside Bolivia’s capital La Paz, at 5421m.