Burj Khalifa: spectacular tower
The highest tower in the world
With its 828 meters high, Burl Khalifa is the highest tower in the world. It is one of the most important symbols of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates as a whole.
Information to visit
The Burj Khalifa attracts 2.5 million visitors every year, so if you’re heading to Dubai and don’t want to miss it, I recommend that you plan your visit well.
How does a visit to the Burj Khalifa work?
Visiting the Burj Khalifa is an experience, but it varies greatly from person to person. Depending on your interests and budget, there are different options and different floors that you can climb to get views of the city.
What is the price of climbing the Burj Khalifa?
There are three main options for climbing the Burj Khalifa:
The ascent to the highest point. The one that allows visitors to climb up to the 152nd to 154th floors. This is a great experience because you will not only have spectacular views, but you can also enjoy the famous “tea time” starting at 600 AED (163 USD). Another alternative is to have a cocktail at sunset for the same price or pay 650 AED for a more romantic experience at sunset with a drink (176 AED). The price of the ticket is 525 AED (142 USD) from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, but if you want to save a bit and get in before or after that time, the price is 370 AED (about 100 USD).
The price of the ticket is 216 AED (58 USD) from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, but if you want to save some money and get in before or after that time, the price is 141 AED (about 38 USD).
The viewpoint on the 125th floor is 456 meters high and has a 360 degree terrace.
Whichever option you choose, during your visit you will have the opportunity to get on the fastest elevator in the world: 10 meters per second.
More information about visiting the Burj Khalifa
Entrance to the Burj Khalifa is according to a fixed schedule, I recommend that you book your ticket in advance. Normally, you can buy one or two days before your visit, and you can do it online on their official website (in English, Russian, Chinese) by clicking here: https://tickets.atthetop.ae You can also buy the ticket directly at the entrance.
Free show of the Burj Khalifa
Like any emblematic building in the world, the Burj Khalifa is visible from the outskirts and, in fact, because of its height, it can be seen from virtually anywhere in the city. At night, the Burj Khalifa offers a free sound and light show.
Another view of the Burj Khalifa
If you are looking for another view of the highest building in the world or if you want to have a privileged view of the spectacle of the Dubai Fountain, I recommend that you go to the terrace of the Apple Store on the second floor of the Dubai Mall.
Travel tip. The terrace is so popular that during the opening hours of the fountain show, access is limited for security reasons. If you don’t have time to queue for a seat, I recommend you to go to the Nike store, it is not really a terrace but there are armchairs so you can comfortably enjoy the fountain show.
1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai – United Arab Emirates