Designing 007: James Bond Exhibit in Burj Khalifa

We visited the James Bond exhibit called Designing 007 last week at had a tour of various James Bond memorabilia used in the films. Aptly set up inside the Burj Khalifa, the exhibit showcased the actual merchandise, costumes, storyboards, and history of Agent 007. The exhibit started last November 14th, 2016 and will only be available until February 13th this year.

We bought tickets via Groupon as they had an ongoing offer where we could get the tickets to the exhibit plus an At the Top fast track experience for only 175 AED. Really a sweet deal considering entrance fees to both experience would be about 400+ AED.

at the lobby counter of At the Top in The Dubai Mall

Designing 007: Burj Khalifa Dubai

photos of James Bond

Catch James Bond Exhibit’s Designing 007 At Burj Khalifa, Dubai Until February 13th Only

In celebration of James Bond exhibition’s 50th year, 007 fans in Dubai can make time to see the coveted Aston Martin DB10 and Golden Gun at Burj Khalifa tower’s annex. This international tour called Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style gives people the chance to know how the film series was made as well as the crafting of the famous gadgets, cars, and iconic sets featured in the film.

as you enter the exhibit

Goldfinger reference

What to Expect From the Exhibit

For those who will decide to take a look at the Bond’s exhibit, they are sure to enjoy the spectacular displays of the iconic 007’s suits, photos, sketches, gadgets, vehicles, and other exclusive pieces. And when it comes to not-to-be-missed sights, that include the wardrobe of Daniel Craig (Casino Royal), the Golden Gun (The Man with the Golden Gun), and of course, the Aston DB10 (Spectre). Also, visitors will be exposed to the BTS (behind the scenes) clips as well as the fashion and music which are significant to pop culture since then. Take note, there are over 500 original pieces to be witnessed during this exhibit.

passports, wallets, airline tickets, etc.

various merchandise

each merchandise has a story

storyboard

Roots of this World’s Famous Spy Exhibition

In 2012, Designing 007 debuted in London – at the Barbican Centre. After its success, it was also displayed in Paris, Mexico City, Madrid, Rotterdam, Moscow, Melbourne, Shanghai, and Toronto. And today, James Bond’s admirers take advantage of this year’s exhibition in Dubai. In partnership with Barbican and EON Productions, the tour has been successful since its first day of opening last year. In addition, Bronwyn Cosgrave, a renowned fashion historian, guest-curated the trade fair with the help of Lindy Hemming, an Oscars winner for costume designing, and Ab Rogers, another popular designer.

Casino Royale

costumes used at the Day of the Parade in Spectre starring Daniel Craig

suitcase and guns

007 merchandise

Included in the exhibit, were displays of James Bond props in the Dubai Fountain, Dubai Mall, and At The Top – Burj Khalifa while visitors can participate in immersive activities available in the areas. Designing 007 revives this world-famous saga through exhibits of highly valued pieces that are original and incomparable. The costumes, weapons, exotic locations, graphic design, gadgets, automobiles, special effects, production design, screen icons, stunts, props, and many other collective pieces are currently displayed at the Burj Khalifa annex.

snow set in Die Another Day (Pierce Brosnan)

swimsuits james bond

beachwear worn by the actors in various films

more costumes

We were expecting that there were more cars to be featured as there were only 2 of the Aston Martins in the actual exhibit. Nevertheless, it was great to see the cool memorabilia up close. You should check them out while you still have the chance.

 

Aston Martin

tickets

Where to Buy Tickets and How to Get There

For ticket sales, interested visitors can book at www.burjkhalifa.ae or contact aahmed@thenational.ae. Ticket price is 125AED for adults and 90AED for kids. And for visa holders, there are special discounts offered. The exhibition tickets will only allow the visitors to the James Bond Exhibition premises while the combo tickets cover the James Bond Exhibition and at the Top – Burj Khalifa. But for walk-in visitors, they can conveniently by tickets at the entrances. Spectators can take pleasure in the exhibit from 10 in the morning until 11 in the evening.

The exact location of the exhibit is at the Annex, Burj Khalifa. Entrances are near the Armani Hotel with free valet parking or visitors may also enter at the LG Level Dubai Mall for more convenience. Book tickets now and experience the 50-year history of this most famous spy in the world!

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