All you need to know before visiting Burj Khalifa

7 min readSep 7, 2018
All you need to know before visiting Burj Khalifa

Are you aspiring to being spellbound by the futuristic architecture of the city of Dubai? See the enchanting glimpse of Dubai from the 148th floor of the iconic Burj Khalifa. With the embodiment of the lyrical Hymenocallis or Spider Lily, Burj Khalifa is truly setting the standards of the Dubai City to the visitors. Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is soaring over the skyline of Dubai is attracting visitors from across the world. The building rises from the lofty desert to the sky while surpassing many surrounding skyscrapers as if those are miniature toys in front of Burj Khalifa. The top of Burj Khalifa looks like a needle-like spire that reaches towards the clouds while casting a shadow of it for a mile. Look at its design or talk about its height, Burj Khalifa is all set to let you awestruck with its unique features.

The building is setting global standards of affluence while bagging ample world records along with breaking the several world records. It is considered as the vital icon of the city of Dubai which is an easily identifiable silhouette in the city. Standing as a testament to the modern architectural piece of engineering, Burj Khalifa in Dubai is an attraction which you cannot afford to miss if you are visiting Dubai. The article will portray the aspects that you should know before planning a visit to the iconic Burj Khalifa.

There are few Burj Khalifa facts which are worth to know as you are going to visit the spellbound creation of the humanity. Here we go.

Guinness World Records of Burj Khalifa Dubai:

Guinness Record certification

• The building is 2716.5 feet i.e. 828 meters tall which has more than 160 stories.

• It is the tallest building in the world.

• It has the highest occupied floor in the world.

• It has the world’s tallest service elevator (504 meters).

• It has the world’s highest observation deck. The deck is on the 148th floor, approx. height is 1821feet.

• Burj Khalifa has the longest travel distance elevator in the world.

• The highest restaurant is on the 122nd floor of the building at the height of 442 meters.

• The highest nightclub is present on the 144th floor of the building.

• The highest outdoor observation deck in Burj Khalifa is present on the 124th floor (452 meters).

A brief guide to Burj Khalifa:

What to Expect?

Burj Interior

Get spellbound while discovering the magic of the mesmerizing Burj Khalifa after stepping your foot inside the building. In the ground floor, after your entrance, a welcoming fresh brewed Arabic coffee will be served to you accompanied with Arabian dates. Your journey to Burj Khalifa in Dubai can be an informative trip as you can learn ample things about Burj Khalifa while watching the interactive displays inside the building.

You will be amazed to know that the world’s fastest elevator is present in the Burj Khalifa itself which travels at a speed of 10 m/s. Eventually, you can plan your trip because you can reach the observatory deck within a minute. You can stay a maximum of 1 hour at the top. However, there will be a queue in front of the elevator which may take some time.

Burj Khalifa — At the Top

Burj Khalifa — AT THE TOP

Enjoy Burj Khalifa top view from the 124th and 125th floor of the building while choosing the Burj Khalifa — At the top tickets. Once you reach the observation deck on 124th and 125th floor you will be getting the additional access to high powered telescopes. Get the opportunity to view the mesmerizing beauty of the Dubai city from the most spacious observatory deck on the 125th floor of Burj Khalifa.

Burj Khalifa- At the Top Sky

Well, here you will visit the highest point of Burj Khalifa from 555 meters high i.e. from the Level 148th floor of the building. Discover the spectacular view of the city along with the sunset from the world’s highest observation deck. After entering the observation deck, you will be greeted by a guest ambassador of Burj Khalifa accompanied by a personalized guide of yours. You can get mouthwatering snacks during your visit to the incredible Sky Lounge.

In the lower observation deck, you can take souvenirs from the gift shop except for food items. We will advise you to wear comfortable shoes as there will be no chairs on the outdoor observation deck. You will find horizontal spaces in the glass panels which are meant for photography.

Hotels in Burj Khalifa Building:

ARMANI Hotel Burj Khalifa

There are luxurious destinations in Burj Khalifa which will definitely make you awestruck. Level 122 is the place where the height of luxurious fine dining meets the most popular social interaction at 442 meters high from the ground. Starting from the contemporary elegance of the 5-star restaurant to the exclusive appeal of a casually sophisticated lounge along with a unique private dining room, Atmosphere is the place worth visit.

Indulge yourself in the luxurious dining experience in one of the popular Burj Khalifa Café i.e. Rooftop café. If you are looking for Burj Khalifa Hotels, then Armani Hotel is your option. Burj Khalifa Armani is a signature hotel by Armani Group especially designed by Giorgio Armani.

Make a perfect plan to visit the mesmerizing Burj Khalifa:

Location: Lower ground level of the Dubai Mall

Hours of operation: 8.30 AM to midnight every day. However, the last entry is 45 minutes prior to the time of closing.

Metro: The nearest metro station is Burj Khalifa metro station. After getting down from the metro, you can take the F13 bus to reach Burj Khalifa, or else you can walk also as the distance is very less. If you are taking the F13 bus, get down at Dubai Mall bus stop and you can reach the entrance of the Burj Khalifa from the Dubai Mall.

How to get there?

The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa is located next to the iconic Dubai Mall. If you are in the Dubai Mall, then it is very easy to reach the entrance of the Burj Khalifa building. All you need to walk through the mall to the Lower Ground floor in order to reach the entrance. One thing we would like to inform you is that no public transport like taxi or cabs will take you to the building unless you are a resident of the building or Armani hotel or you have a reservation in the Atmosphere restaurant.

Best Time to Visit:

Sunset for top of Burj Khalifa

Well, honestly speaking there is no such perfect time to visit the iconic Burj Khalifa. However, most of the visitors agreed on the fact that the best time to explore the beauty of the Burj Khalifa is just before the sunset. Create lifelong memories while watching the view of the Dubai city from Burj Khalifa top view. Take pictures during the daylight or throughout the sunset and especially in the blue hour.

However, we would like to remind you that the “sunset in Burj Khalifa” is considered as the prime hours. The time of the prime hours will be fluctuating based on the time of the sunset. Talking about the price, you will find that there is an increase in the price of the ticket during the peak hours by AED 75. Hence, we will suggest that book your Burj Khalifa top view tickets couple of hours before the sunset. In the ticket, only the entrance time will be mentioned. You can stay at the top of the Burj Khalifa as long as you want.

For budget travelers, we would like to say that you can plan your visit in the early morning or in the early afternoon so that you can save bucks in the ticket as well as you can avoid crowds too.

Detailed info about Burj Khalifa Tickets:

Burj Khalifa — At the Top

124th + 125th Floor (Non-Prime) — Adult: AED 136 / Child: AED 100

124th + 125th Floor (Prime) — Adult: AED 210 / Child: AED 170

124th + 125th & 148th Floor (Non-Prime) — Adult: AED 369 / Child: AED 369

124th + 125th & 148th Floor (Prime) — Adult: AED 475 / Child: AED 475

Burj Khalifa: At The Top — Skip The Line (level 124 & 125)

Fast Track Pass — Adult: AED 320 / Child: AED 320

Recommended Experiences:

· Burj Khalifa with the Café

· Dubai City Tour and Burj Khalifa Combo

· Burj Khalifa with Armani Meal

· Burj Khalifa and Etihad Museum Combo




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