Charity Challenge: Virtual Burj Khalifa Climb

Saturday 22nd May 2021

Have you ever wanted to climb to the top of Burj Khalifa?

Does the idea of ascending 2,909 stairs to Level 160 interest you?

Are you up for this virtual charity challenge?

If so, join us in May 2021 for our annual Virtual Burj Khalifa stair climb charity challenge to the Level 160 of the Burj Khalifa.

Please help us continue our work to give children around the world, the chance of a better life. 

We invite you to take part in our virtual stair climb, from which funds raised will help support children of SOS Children's Village, Kyrgyzstan.

Here’s how it works:

1. Register via our YallaGive page (to be announced) and donate AED100 to enter the event.

2. You will then receive an email providing all the information you need to take part.

3. Download Zoom to your device, join Gulf for Good at the start line for the warm-up, start your time tracking device, then up the stairs you go!

4. You have until (date to be confirmed) to complete the climb and submit your time.

If you don't have access to actual stairs within your home, we challenge you to improvise with something imaginative! 

After completing the stair climb, let us know how long it took with a picture of your time stats.


  • Participant tagging @GulfForGood #GulfForGood the most during their climb
  • Participant wearing the funkiest trainers
  • Participant wearing the most colourful outfit

To measure the climb, please use the following formula:

  1. Calculate your step size.  The usual size of a step is between 17cm and 18cm but we suggest you measure your own steps to be sure.
  2. We are climbing to Level 160 of the Burj Khalifa which is 62,800cm tall or 2,909 steps if you prefer.  If you are climbing in cms, you will need to divide your step size by 62,800cm. For example: 62,800 / 18 = 3,489. Count how many steps there are to the top of your stairs and then calculate the total number of stairs that you need to climb. For example: 3,489 / 39 steps = 89!
  3. The final amount is the number of flights you have to climb to complete the challenge.
  4. Please note climbing down the stairs does not count!
  5. We suggest, so you don’t lose count of how many repetitions you’ve done, every time you reach the top of your stairs, put a marble (or something similar) from one bucket to another.

This event has been approved by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, license number 3735 valid from 22nd - 23rd May 2021

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