Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa, Dubai: Hours, Address, Burj Khalifa Reviews: 4.5/5

Burj Khalifa
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About
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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The area
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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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Sellest
Bushey, UK4,958 contributions
Came here last week with my 12 year old. I had purchased tickets in advance via Tiqets (as I wanted to make sure I had a specific time – around sunset). There was a small queue at the entrance (note that there is a security check, so if you have any large bags or are carrying any lighters or electronic cigarettes etc they will make you go to the bag check to be left there – so better going their first instead of queuing up!). There is then a fairly long queue for the lifts (we were in the queue for about 25 minutes – so bear this in mind). We had tickets for floors 124 and 125 – you get the best pictures from 124 but it can get crowded, so for less crowds walk up to 125. You get a great view from both these floors and can take some great photos. We got here during daylight, waited until dusk and then dark to get the full effect (but my son was getting a bit bored by then as this does mean quite a long wait) this is also a more expensive time to go than if you just go during the day – we watched the 6pm and 6.30pm fountains from floor 125 (just for a different view point) before going down to watch them from ground level (again bit of a queue for the lifts – the queue was much shorter from floor 125 so head there!).
Written February 23, 2022
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Rebecca2404
London, UK59 contributions
Amazing views, we did the 148th floor with the skip the line.

Although at first the price seems expensive, it's totally worth it. The tour seemed a lot more private, with the guide explaining everything in terms of construction, costing and so on. This was great.

The views were amazing and we luckily enough went just in time to see it both in the daytime and nighttime (around 5:30-6pm).

Prices for the pictures do seem a little bit much however.
Written March 30, 2022
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,123 contributions
Couples
On our second visit to Dubai we decided to visit Burj on a slightly cloudy morning, so that we could enjoy the panorama without the usual haze.
We've got our complimentary tickets through Emirates, since we had flown with them during expo2020, so I can't judge the entry fee, but in any case I can say that it's totally worth it.
The elevator ride a bit scary, and when at the terrace and you looked down you could see how miniscule you are. You've got a wonderful view on most of Dubai, and if you go early you will beat the crowds and enjoy your time without being pushed here and there.
It's an impressive building and also entertaining,with a lot of boards and pairings showing how it was built, showing who built it, etc.
Definitely a must when in Dubai!
Written May 19, 2022
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Terry T
Castro Valley, CA178 contributions
Review of Burj Khalifa - NOT of any particular booking/tour company - just the venu

I was really looking forward to catching views from the 124-125 floors and booked 7pm viewing so we could catch sunset. Unfortuneatly it took more than 45 minutes in line before riding an overcrowded elevator to 125. The elevator ride was impressive in that it too a total of 60 seconds to scale the 125 floors and it was very smooth and gentle. Why I only gave 3 stars was the line management was very poor. People were crowding/pushing in line and it was so dark at that time we could not walk around safely. Many parts of observatory had filthy glass so could not see/take pictures. They really need to have an ambassador keeping the flow going rather than have people laying down on a window ledge talking on phone. Was able to get good price on tiqet.com, however I dont think it was worth the discounted price of ~$45 USD just to stand in line and look out between a large crowd. I think it is worth more like $25 but if they don't improve traffic flow, I don't think it's even worth that. Very disappointed.
Written June 12, 2022
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Steven322
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK58 contributions
Couples
We enjoyed the tour of the Burj Khalifa. The best way to get there is by taxi, the taxi driver asked if we were going to the top so he knew where to drop us, there is an entrance to the Dubai Mall, which is right next to the entrance where you can collect your tickets. We booked with “ Get your Guide”, really simple booking process and they provided everything you need. We had to exchange our vouchers for a ticket, again, this was seamless. We went for the 10:30 slot and got in within a couple of minutes, however when we came out, the queue was massive so we’d recommend going for an earlier slot to beat the queues.
We went to the 124 & 125th floor, good views and a good tour, thought it was slightly expensive for what it was, but certainly worth seeing if your in Dubai, you can also take to mall in as well, which is amazing.
Written March 30, 2022
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frequent business traveller
Shanghai, China4 contributions
Friends
Probably the worst service ever.
Visited the Burj Khalifa, had booked premium tickets to see the sunset. According to the ticket you should show up 15 minutes before your booked slot.
we where there well in advance.
we had to que for almost 100 minutes to get up. when we finally got up, the sunset was long gone.........
even worse, when you want to go down again, you had to que for another 80 minutes.
A total joke with people's time. Paying a premium price for something they don't deliver.
The view is nice though.

Overall the view doesn't make up for the poor management and extremely long waiting time. They simply let too many people in at the same time.

The Burj Khalifa isn't worth the money (when paying premium price for something you don't get) and definitely not the time....
Written April 17, 2022
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Sriyani
Melbourne, Australia272 contributions
I chose to do their 'At the top' experience when I was on a short holiday in Dubai. Although they claim its the tallest structure in the world, there was nothing exciting about it.
The place was very crowded and there were long queues at every step of the journey to the top and back. There was no visitor restrictions or social distancing at the time of Covid-19. The staff were somewhat polite when going up but coming down, there were huge crowds and the wait was very frustrating. The staff were very rude and they herded us like cattle. The whole trip took about 3-4 hours including an hour spent at the top watching what they call the sunset.
To make matters worse, I found the glass walls were very dusty and the photos taken before dark were made blurry by the dust. Reflections made it impossible to take photos after dark.
What you see from the top is a concrete jungle - high risers in every direction as far as you can see. Looking back, I laugh at myself for having unrealistic expectations. What else would you expect to see in the heart of Dubai? I should have known.
Written March 25, 2022
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Ellie C
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The iconic building is quite spectacular from the outside but inside it's not all that. The lift was interesting and the facts on how it were built were great but it was quite expensive for what you get. We only went to level 124 and 125 which is all you need. We went on a clear day though looking out it was still hazy so any higher would've just been more hazy. Thankfully we avoided the queues but as we left the queue was 3 hours to simply get into the burj. People tend to go and see the sunset which is where the queues form, if you want to get the same view, maybe clearer go before 3pm and it's a lot cheaper. Overall, glad we went and experienced it but it's a bit expensive.
Written May 17, 2022
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CKew
Singapore35 contributions
Family
If you take Emirates flights, keep your boarding pass so you can get 20% off. Remember to bring your ID for verification purpose. The first counter staff we met told us the tickets to 124 & 125th floor were sold out and asked us to buy online. But I think the Emirates discount doesn’t apply to online purchase. Thankfully my husband asked another staff and she advised that 2pm tickets were available for purchase. I’m not sure why there’s conflicting info given by the reps. Maybe some of them only want to sell the VIP tickets? I noticed that in Dubai what you encountered may not always be the same as what you read online. When in doubt, check again with another person (always help to be polite) and you may just get what you want. So talking to the right person makes the difference :)

124th floor is outdoor viewing deck and it’s crowded. Walk up the spiral staircase to 125th floor where it’s less busy and with aircon.

The Dubai Mall is huge! Wear comfortable shoes especially if you’re taking the metro here. The fountain is more beautiful at about 7.30pm when there’s still a little bit of daylight and the light appear on the burj. I missed the LED light show at night as I wasn’t aware there’s one.
Written June 9, 2022
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FFR062
Milan, Italy30 contributions
Couples
I’m just come back from a 6 days tour in Dubai, Empty Quarter and Abu Dhabi.
The only visit I’m deeply disappointed with is this one.

I had a VIP visit by you in October 2014, and the cost was 500 AED.
I was hosted with my wife in a elegant place where a hostess offered us local delicacies (dates with nuts and drinks).
I waited 10 minutes, then, wiyh only a couple of other people, I arrived at the top for watching the sunset and the dark.

This year the cost was 754 AED: + 50%!!
The appointment I took in Italy 15 days before my arrival in UAE, was for 5 PM for watching the sunset at 5,30 PM.
At 5 PM I was there: I was seated in a unadorned room, completely filled with other people (“Sky Lounge” and only a few “At the Top” visitors): in Covid-19 time, this treatment is unacceptable!!

We had no VIP treatment, had to wait there for a time so long (almost one hour!) that we definitely lost the sunset!!, arriving at the Top with the dark: one hour from the entrance to the Top: unbelievable!!
After a few minutes I decided to go away: a hostess send us in the lift, and there me and my wife stayed alone, locked in a blocked lift: incredible and, believe me, very disturbing.

In conclusion, my VIP experience was the only awkward shame of your beautiful UAE.
Written November 4, 2021
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