Burj Khalifa, Dubai is perhaps one of the most famous visiting places in the UAE. The height of the building is 828 meters, the total cost of the project is more than 1.5 billion dollars. It took 6 years to build this truly impressive building.
Burj Khalifa was planned to be the tallest building in the world, which it actually is. But the exact height of the building was reported only at the opening ceremony. The information was confidential so that if during construction it becomes known that somewhere else a structure of the same height is planned to be erected, appropriate changes could be made to the original project.
Check this ultimate guide on visiting Burj Khalifa; get more details about ticket prices, best time to visit, which deck to choose and other tips for first timers.
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How to get to Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is located in the heart of Dubai at 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, behind the famous Dubai Mall.
To get to Khalifa Tower by metro, take the red line and get off at the Burj Khalifa station. From there you can take bus F13, it will not take long to go to the next stop.
If you do not want to take the bus, you can get to Dubai Mall on foot, it will take you less than 15 minutes.
You can get to the observation decks At the Top At the Top SKY only from the Dubai Mall. You can go upstairs through the tower itself only if you’ve reserved a table in one of Burj Khalifa’s restaurants in advance.
If you are traveling by car, then you can leave it in the parking lot in Dubai Mall, the most popular are Zabeel and Grand Parking.
Burj Khalifa is not only a must-see place in Dubai, it also houses a hotel, a residential complex, and numerous offices. There are three entrances in the building.
There are 900 residential apartments in Burj Khalifa. Almost all available apartments were sold out in the first days after the official opening of the tower.
Burj Khalifa Viewpoints
Burj Khalifa Tower has three observation decks:
- At the Top is located on 124/125 floors, at an altitude of 472 meters. This observation deck is the most popular among tourists, an elevator will take you upstairs, which develops a speed of up to 10 m/s, it takes no longer than 1 minute to rise to the 124th floor. For visitors convenience, there are both indoor and outdoor viewing platforms. At the Top level you can stay as long as you want, but At the Top SKY you can stay up to 45 minutes. . Panoramic windows, the cleanliness of which is regularly monitored, allow you to enjoy wonderful views from a great height. To better see Dubai in detail, you can use an electronic telescope.
The observation deck At the Top Burj Khalifa Tower is open from 10.00 to midnight every day, the last visitors can enter no later than 23.00.
- At the Top SKY viewpoint is located at level 148, visit time to this observation deck cannot exceed 45 minutes. The views that open from a height of 555 meters are difficult to convey in words.
Opening hours of At the Top SKY observation deck: daily, from midnight to 22.00, last comers can enter no later than 21.00. Peak hours from 12.00 to 18.00.
- At levels 152, 153, 154 there is Lounge zone. There is no observation deck, but you can enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of cold champagne, while dancing awaits you in the evening. Lounge is located at an altitude of 585 meters.
Burj Khalifa tower is open to the public daily. At the time of booking your ticket, you will need a visit time. At sunset, the observation decks become especially crowded, it is better not to book tickets for peak hours – from 16.00 to 18.00. If you want to avoid the crowds of tourists and enjoy the views from the tower, then choose to visit from 10.00 to 12.00 or come a few hours before closing.
A ticket bought in advance does not provide the right to skip the line, and there are always queues there.
You can buy tickets for the Burj Khalifa tower here. Get Your Guide is an authorized ticket seller for Burj Khalifa Tower. On average, it will take you up to 2 hours to visit this attraction.