Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Standing over 2,700 feet and 163 floors high, this record-breaking skyscraper in downtown Dubai is the tallest structure in the world. Burj Khalifa has several open-air viewing decks and swanky lounges which offer splendid views of the UAE and the Persian Gulf. The highest lounge is located at level 154, and there is even a hotel at levels 38 and 39. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architects, this mixed-used development atop Dubai Mall is inspired by the Great Mosque of Samarra in Iraq. You might want to buy skip-the-line tickets or join a tour to avoid snaking queues at this popular attraction in Dubai. – Tripadvisor
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Neighborhood: Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
How to get there
  • Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall • 9 min walk
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  • Renan
    226 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expensive but great to witness the development of the city
    I only went to the top of Burj, which is not the most expensive ticket. The view is 360, good and you get a bit of history about the building when you come back down. it's very quick and easy to read (only in Arabic and English though). The windows on top are clean enough to take good photos.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 29, 2023
  • ruthandvern
    Wilton, California16,052 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    once in forever, do it.
    There are three options for viewing, priced accordingly. The regular tour takes in floor 124-125 and is the most viewed. We opted for the 154th floor, figuring the almost double cost for the 162nd floor wasn't worth it. We were thrilled with the experience. Small drinks and snacks available and you can stay until you are done. We did get to view the 124-125 floors on the way down. It's hazy every day in Dubai so that said the views are phenomenal.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Irfan Q
    Orlando, Florida15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Flying high while on the ground
    We got the top floor tickets to floor 154. Had good hours devours, but not sure if worth the cost. Nice pics if the day is not cloudy from sand and clouds. Had a pleasant time overall.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 31, 2023
  • kazndek10
    Cannock, United Kingdom30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    We went to the 125th floor, the lift is impressive in its self. You don’t realise it is moving until you feel your ears go as you would in a plane. The views were amazing. I booked from uk with Aquarium, the only time I could get then was 10 pm, but glad we got that time, when we came out the fountain display was on, another amazing experience loved it.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 9, 2023
  • AndersUA
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2,133 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent but outrageous prices for photos
    It’s a world class attraction, all is arranged in great way, but actually similar experience at Palm Dubai also has a nice construction video, which here is more basic. Also, 65 usd per single digital picture is completely crazy. There is no costs for emailing it and at e.g. 10 dollars per photo, there would be hundreds of customers. For now they got noone. Very stupid marketing
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Philip E
    Peregian Beach, Australia148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AT THE TOP 159th floor
    The highest the tours go. Bubbles and great food at the top and then you can slowly take in the the floors below.. On the 159th floor you can go outside (really) hot windy but what a view . AMAZING ENGINEERING The story of the build included in tour.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Honest Reviews
    Houston, Texas238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tallest building ✌️🩵💕 in the world
    It is a must to visit the tallest building in the world (2023) great experience, good views from the highest level. I went during sunset time, the water fountain show goes on and off every 30 min I think. Great vibe to see the Burj Khalifa from the outside with all the light show projection on it and the fountain show and also very nice to go all the way up and experience it. From the nice entrance to the elevator effect to the discovery from the top.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Devendra G
    India963 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    At the top of the world
    Visited the top of the burj khalifa during our visit to dubai. It was an excellent experienece. From the moment you are in the express elevator, to the time when you reach the top, it is memorable. The view from the top if amazing. Make sure when you buy tickets for visiting the top of the burj, do not include any roof top dinner inbuild into the same, as the buffet served is not great. Overall, must do, when you are in dubai.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Wei Bing L
    Ipoh, Malaysia427 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get the SKY VIP Tickets for the 148th Floor! Absolutely Worth Evry Penny!
    The Burj Khalifa is a major tourist attraction in Dubai and receives thousands of visitors everyday! 99% of these visitors only buy tickets to go to the 125th &124th floors, therefore, these 2 floors are COMPLETELY PACKED with visitors everyday at all times of the day! Do yourself a favour and buy ticket to access the 148th floor. That is exactly what I did and when I arrived at the 148th floor, there were less than 10 visitors there! It is so much easier to take the photos that you want on the outdoor observation deck on the 148th floor compared to the lower floors. With your VIP ticket, you also get complimentary Arabic coffee and snacks in a peaceful and comfortable lounge.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Robert A.
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If You're in Dubai you have to go up this
    Whilst not being my favourite place I visited in Dubai, I'm a sucker for tall buildings having been to New York multiple times. Compared to those famous buildings, this is another level in terms of height. It impressive silhouette is instantly recognisable and I recommend going to the Apple Shop in the Dubai Mall, there is a viewing area at the back of the shop where you can get a great shot of the Tower along with the fountain area. When you go up to the top, the view doesn't really feel real because you are so high up, its like viewing a child's playset of a city from above. The pictures of how they building the structure and why its designed like it is are really interesting and as with most places in Dubai, its very clean and well organised.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 3, 2023
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Ben H
Singapore, Singapore37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Though a must see while in Dubai, at least from the bottom, be careful about purchasing any extras like VR or the boat show for the fountain as the times you purchase don’t mean anything. We bought a sunset At the Top and VR package at 4pm thinking we could go up at 4pm to watch the sunset, but the time didn’t matter and they just had us wait for almost 2 hours in a line and nearly missed the sunset when we got up there (which you pay a 50% premium for each of our 5 tickets at this time). When we got up to the top the windows were dirty and so pictures looked bad toward the sunset because the light reflected all the finger and handprints, as well as the dirt outside the windows. Plus, people would camp out at the windows and not move and sit on their phone so getting a good view for a picture with your family was difficult. When we wanted to do the VR at the top we paid for we were told it would be another 2 hour wait (what??!?!?), and after waiting an hour some worker told us we might want to go down to the bottom now because the lines get to be an hour long at 7pm, and we paid for an 8pm “reservation” for the fountain boat ride so we didn’t want to miss that. So after forfeiting our VR experience that we paid for our family (which my kids and wife we pissed and ruined our experience) it got worse when we went down to the fountain boat line and our prepurchased tickets and reservation didn’t mean jack squat as we all had to wait in the same line and that was, you guessed it, another 2 hour line. This is the worse organization of any place we’ve ever been and it ruined our experience, and with young kids we couldn’t wait the whole 2 hours again and after an hour we eventually got tired of hearing complaining and people cutting in line with no one managing the queue properly, that we left and forfeitures our money paid for that experience as well. In the end, if I did it again, I wouldn’t pay for sunset, just go at like 2-3pm because it will take you 2 hours to even get up there. Definitely don’t pay for VR cause you’ll waste another 2 hours for a short experience that your family won’t want to wait for anyway (not much to do while you wait), and don’t buy the boat trip if you don’t want to wait in line for 2 hours, just take videos, photos from the side like everyone else.
Written January 5, 2020
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thornton131313
Wales, UK171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We tried to buy a ticket around 4pm at the desk but it was all fully booked for the rest of the day so I’d recommend booking online. Booked online for the next morning 10am slot. No queues and we went straight in. Kids enjoyed watching the videos and looking at posters of how and when it was built. We had good views below the building and you can see 360 degree views of Dubai. However you can’t see very far into the distance as it’s quite hazy. There is a shop at the top and a VR experience for an extra 35aed. It’s a must if you go to Dubai but you only need around an hour for the whole visit.
Written February 22, 2020
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MikeSu2018
Bristol, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We went on one of the 154th floor VIP visits at 5pm which also allowed us to see the sunset from the observation deck. From the moment we arrived it was a well organised visit with excellent customer service. The view and the atmosphere at sunset was superb.

I realise it is not always a viable option, especially if taking a whole family, but if you can afford the small upgrade cost to go to the higher floors it really is a lot more comfortable in terms of numbers of people. An extra 30 floors or so probably doesn’t alter the view much, but we did go to the floors on the 128th level etc and they did seem incredibly crowded and uncomfortable to just manoeuvre yourselves around.
Written February 24, 2020
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Endre K
Cluj-Napoca, Romania132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
It's the craziest building I have seen with the craziest viewpont at over 400 metres high. A good advice is to buy your tickets in advance, preferably for a non-weekend day and if you don't care that much about the sunset, then in the earlier hours. We went from 1:30 PM and it was super okay, but coming down we've seen queues already forming. Also, been strolling there in the weekend and the queues were crazy.

Finished visiting during the day? You hope! Go back in the night for awesome light shows every half an hour maybe?
Written February 15, 2020
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Jane Sutherland
Meopham, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We travelled to Dubai from our hotel in Abu Dhabi on the intercity bus from the airport on my daughter's birthday to visit the Burj Khalifa. I had booked the Sky ticket, wondering whether it was going to be worth the premium price. We both concluded that it definitely was.

The queues for the regular At the Top tickets were very long but as a Sky ticket holder we skipped the queues completely and were taken directly into a lounge whilst waiting for several more people to arrive.

From there we were taken to specific elevators up to the 148th floor - again with no queuing. Once there the atmosphere was relaxed, unhurried and there were only around 20 other people present. You could sit and enjoy the complimentary coffee and dates whilst admiring the view. We spent a good 45 minutes on the 148th floor before catching the elevator down to the 124th and 125th floors.

In comparison these floors were absolutely heaving with people and the view felt noticeably different too (being 23 floors lower down). Wearing our VIP stickers we were then able to skip the elevator queues to go back down to the ground.

Overall, it is an undeniably large premium cost for The Top but as a one-off treat we both thought it was money well spent.
Written January 4, 2020
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ZCashin2014
Chichester, UK125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
me and my husband did the high tea experience at the Burj khalifa which meant we were able to go to the 154th floor to viewing points. we had an amazing time the service was excellent and the views were incredible and beautiful.
we were treated extremely well.

I would recommend the high tea experience, you are able to go to the 154th floor, the more standard ticket is less expensive but the views are less brilliant. The other perk is that there are no crowds and you can see views without glass in front of you. The pictures are cracking!

With this ticket you can access the lower levels anyway, and thats how we found them to be crowded and the glass is covered in finger marks meaning the pictures aren't as great.

We had an amazing time. A highlight of our Dubai trip.
Written March 13, 2020
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Yoav K
Budapest, Hungary965 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
we bought tickets on line two months ahead for the
4:00 pm tour. it is well organized. the entrance is from the mall where you must get your preordered tickets based on the reservation you made.
big bags or back packs are not allowed but you can leave them at a special place.
we booked the 124 and 125 floors, the next floors to visit were 148 which is really expensive.
there is a terrace of 360 degrees view and with some patience you can watch the fountain show from above.
it was a unique experience shared only with our last visit of The Patronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
both have the same concept: a garden with water show in front of the building and a fantastic view.
the visit at the Kalifa tower is not limited in time which is good because you can wait at the coffee shop to enjoy the sunset.
our ticket included also a coffee and cake served after you descend from the tower but before you leave the tower premises. It was fresh and tasty and there is a lot of choices.
do not forget (how can you) to buy some souvenirs from the shops situated on both levels.
Love it !!
Written February 28, 2020
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Prem Saharan
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
30minutes of daylight, then sunset, and then 30mins of night light is what u should plan. sun set must watch from burj khalifa, so best ticket time is 3pm or 3:30pm, its cheaper as it is non prime slot, prime time slots from 4pm to 6pm are costlier. there is long queue for the lifts, 30 mins to 1 hour waiting. even for online bookings, standing in queue for hard copy ticket is must. so take this 3pm slot ticket and stand in queue timing is so that u do not miss atleast 30mins of daylight view from burj khlifa, then sunset.
Written January 31, 2020
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Dawn F
Hertfordshire, UK72 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
They give timed entry to go up to the 124th floor - but they let too many people go up. It was so overcrowded, with people pushing and shoving to get to the front for their photo opportunity. Views are amazing, but be aware morning often gives better views as heat haze from midday can make views not so good. They just need to control how many go up at a time to improve this ex-erience.
Written February 20, 2020
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TK2
Tucson, AZ22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Awesome construction, THE must see in Dubai (and impossible to overlook). If you plan to go up the tower here are two essential pieces of advice:
1) Don’t choose the VIP experience to go to the 145th floor. From this height the 20 floors down to the regular observation deck are barely noticeable. Not worth the money. 125 is good enough.
2) Choose the “skip the line tickets” for the observation deck at floor 125. This is well worth the money as it allows you to be done in 1-2 hours as opposed to taking at least a half day. When we visited there were hours long lines to get up and down and with the skip the line option we bypassed all of them, like a breeze. It cost much more but this is the only sensible way to get to the top in my humble opinion.
Written February 2, 2020
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