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
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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from $42.75
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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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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,106 contributions
Feb 2022 • 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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Harry Kaufman
1 contribution
May 2022
Absolutely shocking experience. First of all they they weren't showing St Helens v Hull, and then they told us they dont serve Tetley's Smooth. Coupled with the fact it was impossible to get a copy of League Express, I dont think I'll be revisiting unless my Dubai concept team gets buy-in from the RFL.
Written May 19, 2022
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Eng_mmohsen
Cairo, Egypt47 contributions
May 2022 • Family
I have been there with wife and kids, it was well organized but very crowded . The only problem is there is no organization over the top, each couple taking a window you you cant enjoy the view
Written May 18, 2022
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Lesley F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
Apr 2022
Booked direct with The Burj website, this was a cheaper option than others. Visited during Ramadan, queues were not huge, all very well organised. Why do people moan about the queue, it being busy, having to stand close to people in the lift ? Hello, IT'S THE BURJ, lots of people want to see it, do people really think they're going to go up in the lift on their own ? Grr, stop moaning folks, do your research, if you don't like people don't do The Burj.
Written May 18, 2022
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ZACHARY R
4 contributions
Jun 2021
It is a very interesting and complex building, the Skyview bridge is amazing and very daring. I would extremely recommend this attraction.
Written May 18, 2022
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johnnye973
Bloemfontein, South Africa322 contributions
May 2022 • Business
Yes its pricey, but just go! Great experience. Amazing how fast those lifts are. 50 story buildings look like lego pieces. This is a definite must see
Written May 17, 2022
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Lynora B
Las Vegas, NV20 contributions
May 2022
There are 160 floors in this building. We visited floor 125. It is an amazing vista point for all the amazing architecture in Dubai. It is clearly head and shoulders (in height) above everything around it.
Written May 17, 2022
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Ellie C
3 contributions
May 2022
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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Terry T
Castro Valley, CA4 contributions
May 2022
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 May 15, 2022
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BMilano
New York City, NY1,007 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Amazing achievement and an incredible experience to climb the world’s tallest building. We went to the 148th floor which has a small lounge area and an outdoor deck.

What we did not like was the constant queuing (we visited during the low season) - in the beginning before you can go up, then at each elevator. Also they pack the elevators like crazy (just two are used for all tours) which is a very unpleasant experience. Lastly, the observation decks/areas in all floor are tiny so there are a lot of ppl on top of each other.

Overall, great one-time experience but WAY WAY WAY overpriced for what you get. The tickets should be a third of their current price.
Written May 15, 2022
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Burj Khalifa is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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