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Address: 1 Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard | Downtown Dubai, Dubai 9440, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
+971 4 366 1688
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Described as both a ‘Vertical City’ and ‘A Living Wonder,’ Burj Khalifa,...

Described as both a ‘Vertical City’ and ‘A Living Wonder,’ Burj Khalifa, developed by Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC, is the world’s tallest building.

Rising gracefully from the desert, Burj Khalifa honours the city with its extraordinary union of art, engineering and meticulous craftsmanship.

At 828 metres (2,716.5 ft), the 200 plus storey Burj Khalifa has 160 habitable levels, the most of any building in the world. The tower was inaugurated on January 4, 2010, and is responsible for a number of world-firsts. The tower became the world’s tallest man-made structure just 1,325 days after excavation work started in January 2004.

Burj Khalifa utilised a record-breaking 330,000 cubic metres of concrete; 39,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement; 103,000 square metres of glass; and 15,500 square metres of embossed stainless steel. The tower took 22 million man hours to build.

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Impressive Structure.

Great to see when all the lights are on in the evening and provides a great backdrop for the fountains.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Great to see when all the lights are on in the evening and provides a great backdrop for the fountains.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect when I visited the Burj Khalifa. As you enter, do take the time to view the videos along the way about how it was built. When you jump on the elevator to go to the top, you're not sure if your in an elevator or a theme park ride. It's FAST! Once you reach... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Didn't have big expectations, just wanted to see it because its must-see in Dubai and actually didn't surprise me much when I saw it during the day (of course, it's huge... but didn't love it). But when I saw it at night from the Dubai Mall during the fountain spectacle.... totally fell in love with it!! The most beautiful biulding... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been here already a couple of months after it opened - by night though - this time during the day. I preferred it during the day. What I liked already in the past is that even though the visitor platform is so high, there is a openair part where at night you have great views of the fountain shows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even though your not allowed on the very top of this mega-tall skyscraper, it's still worth the visit. From the 22 mph elevator ride to the top, to the planning and developing information that was provided was very exciting. Grab your cells phones to capture those wonderful skyline photos

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the 148 floor. It is more expensive than the 124/125 floors, but to us, it was worth it. I am not sure how good it would be if very cloudy, but we were there on a nice day and views were great. Make sure to notice the outside area on 148. We almost missed it!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is one impressive building!!! Lovely views of the city, restaurant at the top is great too, when in dubai i think this is a must visit place. No doubt!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My son wanted to go up the tower so I bought us tickets in advance. It was probably worth the visit but I would not bother doing it again. The views are often blocked by cloud or fog & it's OK but not as good as going up the Empire State in NYC.

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you only get to visit Dubai once, this needs to be on your list of to-do's. I have been fortunate enough to visit Dubai twice, and knew I would definitely not leave the second time with out taking in the view from the tallest building in the world!! I visited with my fiancé and young daughter (2yrs), we all... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did not go up the building but saw it during the day when it just shines in the bright sunlight and again on an evening trip where it lit up amazing well worth the visit

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Staying in Downtown Dubai

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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.
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