Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa
4.5
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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
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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Neighbourhood: 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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  • spudDorset
    Isle of Portland, United Kingdom531 contributions
    Great views
    Our 2nd visit to the Burj Khalifa and well worth it for the views across Dubai. Nice also to see the additional floors being used for the new lounge . Great little sandwiches, cakes and pastries.
    Visited January 2023
    Written February 21, 2023
  • Lorry M
    Honolulu, Hawaii3 contributions
    Excellent way to experience the Burj Khalifa.
    VIP tickets well worth the value. A short wait to start activity. Express entry to private lounge. Refreshments plentiful, good view of Dubai, fountain show, and comfortable environment. Leaving Burj Khalifa was fast after finding line for VIP status. Best view of Burj Khalifa and fountain was best from ground level. Good experience.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written February 21, 2023
  • Rei Franz E
    27 contributions
    @The Top
    Be prepare to visit @The Top of Burj Khalifa by booking online. Mesmerize experience of a lift to 124-125th floor in a blink of an eye. Yeah that’s how fast getting up the view deck of the tallest building in the world as recorded in Guinness Book of World Records. You will find and explore the Dubai skyline 🏙️ with all the towering buildings of different architectural styles, shapes and designs. Take a wonderful photograph behind those exceptional views. As well as the amazing dancing fountain of Dubai mall and from afar you will have a chance to see Burj Al Arab. Step on the glass flooring of their souvenir shop and watch it breaking into pieces featuring Dubai skyline
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written February 21, 2023
  • Sue W
    Ilkeston, United Kingdom1,005 contributions
    Rapid lifts, stunning views
    This is an amazing place to visit and view the world beyond. It's well worth paying extra to avoid the queuing which looked awful. Try the VIP Sky package which gets you a short private security talk and fast tracks you past the enormous and seemingly unending queues. The lifts are so rapid but seedless and once at the 148th floor you can look from inside or from outside. The world below looks like toy town. The gift shop is quite pricey but you are offered a drink, dates and a sweet. Once up there you can stay as long as you want.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written February 22, 2023
  • Andrew D
    7 contributions
    Top experience at the top
    I really wanted to undertake this experience and having read some poor reviews of other peoples experiences, I was slightly apprehensive. However despite the 30 min ques to reach the elevator to go up, I found the experience on the floors 124 and 125 very enjoyable. I do think experiences differ from timeframes per day, per week and per season. I visited on a Wednesday at 2pm and really enjoyed it.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written February 26, 2023
  • Sandra1336
    Union, New Jersey706 contributions
    Amazing Burj Khalifa ❤️
    Amazing views of Dubai. You can’t go to Dubai and not go here. At night, the light and the fountains water show is beautiful. You don’t feel the elevator going up. You can take some gorgeous pictures from up there. Wonderful experience.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written March 4, 2023
  • Merc9SLK
    1,229 contributions
    Better during the day
    This was our second visit to the TOP the first 3 years ago during the afternoon and on this occasion we came early evening. The queue within the Dubai Mall to enter the Burj Khalifa in the early evening was ridiculous and badly managed. Signage was not clear, we had tickets printed off and on our phones yet were told to join the rugby scrum queue requiring tickets rather than the fast track tickets in your possession queue. Women were pushing from behind in the queue trying to get ahead of you despite the queue not moving forward which was really irritating and had no choice but to exchange a few choice words when these ladies pretended not to understand English when they clearly did. The staff didn’t try to control the queue. The view at the top better during the day when you can see for miles and a lot of the main attractions from above. Very pretty at night and the fountains below look like gas burners from the viewing platform. Reasonably priced gift shop with usual tat but some nice momentos as well. I bought a raffia beach bag for only £16 which was a good price!
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 4, 2023
  • TeresaXXX2021
    18 contributions
    Worth Experiencing
    Fantastic to see city from floor 124 & to see fountain display, every half hour. Not much on floor 125. Very long queues everywhere so you need to allow enough time. However we only spent about 45 minutes there as it was enough. The lift is CLASS - special. We enjoyed the fountain display outside more!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 5, 2023
  • Lisa W
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates54 contributions
    It’s a long was up …with a great view of Dubai
    Dubai comes to life at night when the lights come on. And there is no better place to see Dubai at night but from this engineering master piece, As one makes one’s way to the (very fast) elevators to the 145th floor, one learns about the facts and figures of the build. The view is breathtaking from the top.
    Visited October 2022
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Jennifer V
    Sydney, Australia90 contributions
    Must go here when in Dubai
    We have just visited the Burj Khalifa tower. Wow. Amazing. I highly recommend that you pay the extra and go to level 148. It is less crowded and you can see out from all sides of the tower. In addition you get fast tracked to skip the lines and are given a drink and cake when you arrive at the top. On our way down we stopped at level 125 (this is included in your ticket) and it was so crowded that you could hardly see the view. And the viewing platform only shows you half of the city, not the water side. And in the evening we returned for the light and fountain show. This is free and can be seen every night from in front of The Dubai Mall. Well worth the trip.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 7, 2023
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Adrian P
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
The Burj khalifa and fountains are amazing to see. Highly recommend you do the VIP trip up the Burj. Expensive but worth it. Dubai is staggeringly opulent but superlative at the same time. I only stopped for 5 days on the way back from a month in NZ. Certainly a very different sensory experience !
Written February 20, 2024
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Connector13488732213
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Jul 2023 • Solo
"Ascending the Burj Khalifa was a transcendent experience. The panoramic views from the world's tallest building were nothing short of awe-inspiring. As the elevator swiftly ascended, the city unfolded beneath me like a vibrant tapestry. The observation deck offered a surreal perspective, capturing the grandeur of Dubai's skyline and the vast expanse of the desert beyond. It's not just a visit; it's a journey to the top of the world, a moment etched in memory, and an absolute must for anyone visiting Dubai."
Written February 19, 2024
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Serenalovestravel
Charlotte, NC28 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
This is a must see for sure. We went for tea time and ended up staying to take in the night view of the city from 154 stories up. The museum is informative and a lesson for all ages. The customer service was impeccable. I'll probably go back each team I visit Dubai. It's a learning experience as well as a relaxing environment to enjoy the views at the top if you purchase the full package. The pasties were yum, yum.
Written February 18, 2024
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ldgp14
Walsall, UK2,826 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
It doesn't matter how many times I see the Burj Khalifa I am always in awe of it and I always end up with neck ache! This is quite literally a can't miss on your trip to Dubai, it is especially wonderful during the light shows.
Written February 17, 2024
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Rebecca B
3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Terrible organisation, they don’t limit the numbers of tickets sold so it’s hugely over subscribed and you spend an age queuing - think 2.5hrs. The lack of organisation means that people queue jump. We took kids and wished we had spent the money somewhere else. Total dissapointment.
Written February 16, 2024
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Simon
Crawley, England14 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
I booked the more expensive sky ticket that goes to floor 143.
I was so glad I did as if you don’t the queues are horrendous and looked like it would take hours!
My sky ticket meant I waited in a comfortable waiting area with a coffee then completely passed the queues both ways to get to a lounge with an outdoor viewing area and was served drinks and had snacks. The whole experience was fantastic and looked a vast improvement on the experience those with standard tickets. Wonderful views.
Beware that if you have a voucher to exchange the queue at the massive Dubai Mall can take at least 30 mins.
Written February 16, 2024
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Martin Z
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
We waited in line for the elevator for more than 1.5 hours, even though we had a reservation for a certain time. We have 2 small children. "Thank you very much" for the worst experience in Dubai. We would love to come back to Dubai, but not to Burj Khalifa
Written February 16, 2024
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Karen M
Belfast129 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Horrendously long wait. Only two lifts in operation. Three hours in total and waiting online in complete darkness.
Go to the observatory and see the palm instead.
Written February 15, 2024
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Jawed K
London, UK29 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Please dont waste your time and money. Horrendous queues going up and down. AED250 for a photo??!!!! Same photo was AED60 at the ground floor way out!!!!
Written February 15, 2024
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Alistair M
Haywards Heath, UK11 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Outstanding feat of human achievement and engineering… however, 124/5 floor experience at 456m is scarcely 55% of the “At the Top” 828m experience!! Queues pretty long (c.a. 45 mins up/35 mins down). Overall worth it for the view and experience, but be informed the title is slightly mid-leading!
Written February 14, 2024
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