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Discover the Burj Khalifa in Dubai: Guide to Tickets, Best Times to Visit, and Insider Tips

Soaring to an unparalleled height of 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa stands as a testament to human ingenuity and Dubai's ambitious skyline. Embark on a journey with us through the captivating history of the world's tallest building, and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring views from the observation decks on the 124th and 125th floors.

Our platform offers a wealth of details on the Burj Khalifa, ensuring you make the most of your exploration. Marvel at the stunning vistas from "At the Top" on the 124th and 125th floors, savor the exquisite dining experience at "At.mosphere" restaurant, perched at 442 meters, and uncover the incredible engineering behind this iconic edifice.

More than a mere structure, the Burj Khalifa embodies the spirit of Dubai's ambition and innovation. Experience the fusion of elegance and state-of-the-art technology that elevates this skyscraper beyond a marvel of architecture, defining the city's silhouette.

Embark on this remarkable journey to the summit of the Burj Khalifa and capture the essence of Dubai in all its splendor. Discover how to optimize your visit and take in the breathtaking vistas and expansive aerial views of the city.

History of the Burj Khalifa

The inception of the Burj Khalifa traces back to the early 2000s, during a period when Dubai was setting its sights on becoming a pivotal economic and tourist epicenter on the global stage. The ambition was to erect a structure that would not only pierce the heavens but also magnetize worldwide attention to Dubai's burgeoning evolution.

Embarking on the construction of the Burj Khalifa in 2004 posed colossal challenges for the engineers and architects involved. They were tasked with devising cutting-edge solutions to combat the harsh weather conditions of Dubai and guarantee the skyscraper's enduring stability. The creation of this towering edifice necessitated groundbreaking engineering feats, inclusive of sophisticated foundational and building techniques.

The pinnacle of this monumental endeavor was reached in January 2010 with the grand unveiling of the Burj Khalifa. Towering at an astonishing height of 828 meters and boasting 163 floors, it shattered all existing records. This landmark not only showcased Dubai's ability to transform visionary ideas and innovation into concrete reality but also symbolized the city's contemporary ascendancy and growth.

The revelation of the Burj Khalifa represented a momentous milestone, captivating people globally. Since its inauguration, the skyscraper has reshaped Dubai's skyline and has enchanted a global audience comprising travelers, architects, and engineers alike. The Burj Khalifa stands as more than just a structure; it epitomizes Dubai's ambition and relentless pursuit of breaking new ground.

The narrative of the Burj Khalifa serves as a formidable illustration of how a distinct vision, when married with technological brilliance and steadfast resolve, can culminate in an architectural marvel that transcends conventional limits. Now, as it majestically presides over Dubai, the Burj Khalifa continues to inspire us with the reminder that the scope of human achievement knows no bounds when we dare to aim beyond the skies.

How to get to Burj Khalifa?

The easiest way to reach the Burj Khalifa is by Metro. Take the red line "MRed" to the "Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall Metro Station" stop, from where you can head straight to the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Given the building's size, it's about a 10-minute walk from the Metro Station, but you'll always be in air-conditioned areas. If you prefer not to walk that much, you can also take the bus to the "The Dubai Mall" stop. The bus lines 27, 28, 29, 50, 81, F13, X22 stop right at the Burj Khalifa or the Dubai Mall.

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What are the opening hours of Burj Khalifa?

The Burj Khalifa is open all year round. You can visit the building every day from 8:30 AM to 11:00 PM. The first entry to the observation decks starts around 9:00/9:30 AM. The last entry is always an hour before the closing time of the world's tallest building. During Ramadan, the opening hours may vary slightly.

DayOpening HoursFloors
Monday 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM 124, 125, 148, 152, 153, 154
Tuesday 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM 124, 125, 148, 152, 153, 154
Wednesday 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM 124, 125, 148, 152, 153, 154
Thursday 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM 124, 125, 148, 152, 153, 154
Friday 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM 124, 125, 148, 152, 153, 154
Saturday 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM 124, 125, 148, 152, 153, 154
Sunday 08:30 AM - 11:00 PM 124, 125, 148, 152, 153, 154

What are the ticket prices for Burj Khalifa?

Depending on which floor you wish to visit, the prices for entry differ significantly. The cheapest ticket starts from 169 AED, approximately 40.50 Euros. With this, you can visit the 124th and 125th floors at a height of 456 metres. The most expensive ticket costs 769 AED (around 198.00 Euros) and you enjoy the VIP service along with the floors 152, 153, 154 in the world's highest lounge – "The Lounge" at 585 metres. Ticket prices vary depending on the time of day and offer. For instance, those wishing to be on one of the observation decks at sunset will pay a significantly higher entry fee for the Burj Khalifa. Also, ticket prices on-site can be much more expensive than if you book them online in advance.

Our tip for you: If you're planning a visit to the Burj Khalifa, book your tickets online in advance. This way, you can choose the visiting time as per your preference, avoid waiting at the ticket counters on-site, and sometimes even save money as online tickets for the Burj Khalifa are often cheaper than on-site prices.

Opening Hours, Tickets & Floors of Burj Khalifa

At the Top - 124th & 125th Floor


These two floors are the most visited by tourists at the Burj Khalifa. The view from approximately 456 metres is truly astonishing. Even skyscrapers, which are several hundred metres tall, appear toy-like from this height. The ticket price includes the express elevator ride, outdoor observation decks, and the use of telescopes. Prices vary depending on the time of day. Adults pay 169 AED (≈ 3800 INR) on-site, and during the "Prime Time," tickets cost 244 AED (≈ 5500 INR).

Type of TicketTimesOn-site Price
Adults (from 12 years) 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
07:00 PM – Closing
174 AED
  04:00 PM - 06:30 PM 244 AED
Children (4 - 12 years) 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
06:30 PM – Closing
134 AED
  04:00 PM - 06:30 PM 152 AED
Toddlers (>4 years) 09:00 AM – Closing Free

Combo Ticket

A popular excursion combo is the visit to Burj Khalifa and a trip to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Those who wish to visit both attractions can avail of a combo ticket for both. A significant advantage of the combo ticket is that you get a 15-percent discount compared to the regular ticket price.


At the Sky - 124th & 125th Floor + 148th Floor

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If you want to feel like a VIP, this offer is just right for you. Not only can you avail the VIP amenities, but with this offer, you also get to ascend about 100 meters higher than the regular tickets. You can then discover Dubai from a height of 555 meters. Moreover, the VIP service offers a separate VIP room at the entrance where you can enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks. You take a special lift straight up. Even on the 148th floor of Burj Khalifa, you can avail of the snack and drink offerings. These are already included in the price. With this VIP offer, there are significantly fewer visitors on the 148th floor, allowing you to peacefully enjoy the view of Dubai without the hustle and bustle of the other visitors on the lower floors. The experience is rounded off with a brief introduction tour by an on-site guide.

After visiting the 148th floor, if you wish, you can also explore the lower 124th and 125th floors. Here you'll truly appreciate the difference in the offerings. These floors tend to be more crowded.

Adults and children above 4 years pay 399 AED (≈ 9050 INR) in the evening and 553 AED (≈ 12500 INR) for the rest of the time at the counters on-site for the VIP ticket.

Type of TicketTimesPrice
Adults (from 12 years) 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
07:00 PM – Closing
553 AED
399 AED
Children (4 - 12 years) 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
07:00 PM – Closing
553 AED
399 AED
Toddlers (>4 years) 09:00 AM – Closing Free


"The Lounge" - 152nd, 153rd, and 154th Floor

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Since the beginning of 2019, the Burj Khalifa has offered a new highlight. You can visit the highest public lounge located at 585 meters. Different "tours" are offered to visitors depending on the time of day. As with the "At the Sky" VIP offer, you enjoy these additional perks. You reach the Lounge through several special elevators, sometimes even being guided through areas typically reserved for the residents of Burj Khalifa.

You also have the opportunity to visit an outdoor terrace on these floors. It's a fantastic feeling to let the wind blow around your face almost 600 meters up, while being able to look down on Dubai. In the Lounge, you can make yourself comfortable on the numerous seating options and enjoy the 360-degree view over Dubai. In the Lounge, complimentary snacks/sweets and drinks are served. Tickets for this extraordinary VIP experience generally cost 769 AED (≈ 17500 INR) and are promoted differently based on the time of day.

Type of TicketTimesPrice
Tea in the clouds 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
769 AED
Bubbly Sundowner 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM 769 AED
Cocktails under the stars 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
09:30 PM - 12:00 AM
769 AED


Where to Buy Tickets for the Burj Khalifa?

Tickets with a fixed visiting time can be bought directly at the entrance area of the Burj Khalifa inside the Dubai Mall. There are also various other small sales stands within the mall for different floors and offers. Admission tickets can also be purchased online from various providers. The advantage of buying online is that you can calmly decide on a day, visiting time, and the package. Moreover, you avoid waiting times at the counters, and often online prices are discounted.

What are the Waiting Times for the Observation Decks on the Burj Khalifa?

If you want to avail of the regular "At the Top" offer, you might face long waiting times and queues on-site. Waiting times over an hour at the counters are not uncommon, and that's just for the ticket. The tickets always include an assigned time when you can visit the observation decks. If you buy the ticket on-site, the time is automatically assigned to you. In such cases, you can expect that only slots in the next few hours will be available. Immediate slots are almost always already booked. Hence, your waiting time increases significantly. Therefore, we recommend buying tickets online in advance. This way, you can choose the exact visiting time and visit the Burj Khalifa without long waits. Holders of an online ticket or a ticket bought on-site have their entrance or entrance area.

What All is Inside the Burj Khalifa?

The Burj Khalifa houses a multitude of fascinating facilities and attractions, offering visitors a comprehensive and unforgettable experience. Here's an overview of some of the remarkable elements inside the Burj Khalifa:

Observation Decks
The Burj Khalifa has several observation decks, including "At the Top" on the 124th and 125th floors, and "At the Top Sky" on the 148th and 125th floors. The exclusive "The Lounge" area is located on the 152nd, 153rd, & 154th floors. These platforms provide spectacular panoramic views of Dubai, the surrounding desert, and the sea.

Restaurant "At.mosphere"
This exclusive restaurant, located at a height of 442 meters, offers an exquisite culinary experience with a breathtaking view of the city. Here, guests can enjoy luxurious food and drinks while admiring the impressive view.

Armani Hotel Dubai
This luxury hotel spans several floors of the Burj Khalifa, offering guests an elegant accommodation with unparalleled views. Designed by Giorgio Armani, the hotel provides premium service in a refined atmosphere.

The Burj Khalifa also houses luxury residences considered some of Dubai's most sought-after properties. These apartments offer top-notch amenities and an unmatched lifestyle in one of the world's most impressive structures.

Boutiques and Shops
Within the Burj Khalifa, there's a selection of boutiques and shops offering luxury brands and unique products, making it a paradise for shopping enthusiasts looking for exclusive items.

Art Galleries
The Burj Khalifa also houses art galleries where visitors can admire contemporary artworks and exhibitions, adding a cultural touch and creating an inspiring atmosphere.

Fitness and Wellness Facilities
There are fitness and wellness facilities in the Burj Khalifa, allowing guests to stay active and relax while enjoying the luxurious surroundings.

Event Spaces
The Burj Khalifa has various event spaces and conference facilities ideal for business meetings, conferences, and special occasions.

The Burj Khalifa is more than just a skyscraper; it's a multi-faceted and impressive building that offers a blend of luxury, technology, art, and hospitality. Every visit offers an opportunity to discover the extraordinary facets of this architectural masterpiece.

What to Expect in and on the Burj Khalifa

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First and foremost, a breathtaking view over Dubai and its surroundings. Depending on which floor you choose, the other skyscrapers - even if they are several hundred meters high - appear like tiny toy models. For those who opt for the "At the Sky" and "The Lounge" offers, you can also look forward to an exclusive and top-class additional service. This starts even before the "ascent", extends over the numerous seating options in the Lounge and on the 148th floor, and includes the fine small snacks and refreshing drinks that are offered to you free of charge.

Is a Visit to the Burj Khalifa Worth It?

Definitely, yes! If you're in Dubai, you shouldn't miss visiting the currently tallest building in the world. The outdoor terraces at about half a kilometer high are simply amazing. The view, the height - simply impressive. We have visited the Burj Khalifa several times and are fascinated anew each time. The surroundings also offer many great exploration opportunities, such as the The Dubai Mall or the extraordinary water show of the The Dubai Fountain.