Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa tickets and tours

United Arab Emirates

Things to do in Burj Khalifa

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Building the world’s tallest skyscraper is never easy, especially when construction is in a desert. The tower faces extremes of wind and temperature due to its height and location, so the architects had to use all of their tricks.

The building is Y-shaped, which allows more window surface but also more stability at its base. Narrowing as it rises, the tower’s “wings” begin to spiral upward, reducing mass and creating less wind resistance. It still moves in high winds, but so slowly that residents don’t notice.

In the blistering heat, Burj Khalifa responds with shiny aluminum and stainless-steel cladding to reflect the sun. Its special glass is also reflective and stops the heat getting in. Fortunately, the immense height is good for ventilation because the air temperature and humidity at the top is lower than at the bottom. Air-conditioning is therefore “sky-sourced”.

The shape of the building is allegedly influenced by the shape of the Hymenocallis flower and also by classic Islamic architecture. Seen from above, or at the base, there are resemblances to the “onion” dome of a mosque.

About Burj Khalifa

Currently the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa stands at 828m (2,716ft) – more than 160 stories. The views across the desert to the Persian Gulf are astounding, especially at dawn or sunset, when the spire’s shadow stretches endlessly away.

On entering, you’ll experience a multi-media presentation about the remarkable construction process before zooming skyward in some of the world’s fastest lifts: 10m (33ft) per second. When you emerge at the 124th floor observation deck, you’ll find telescopes to scan the city below. Brave people might step out on to the 360-degree open-air terrace (weather permitting).

If the views make you hungry, that’s no problem. The ground floor is home to Armani/Deli, a branded eating experience offering European flavors and stylish décor that demands a selfie.

Address

Burj Khalifa
1 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Downtown Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Getting there

By car

  • Park at Fashion Parking Level LG

By Metro

  • Red line F13 and F16: Burj Khalifa station
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Burj Khalifa tickets: levels 124 and 125
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Burj Khalifa tickets: levels 124 and 125

Book your tickets to the Burj Khalifa to ride speedy elevators and visit the tallest building in the world.

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Burj Khalifa Floors 124, 125 and Dubai Aquarium tickets
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Burj Khalifa Floors 124, 125 and Dubai Aquarium tickets

Book your tickets to the Burj Khalifa for a panorama 450 meters in the air and see hundreds of marine creatures at the Dubai Aquarium.

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Burj Khalifa fast-track tickets: levels 124, 125 and 148
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Burj Khalifa fast-track tickets: levels 124, 125 and 148

Discover Dubai from the world's highest skyscraper: take the elevator up to the 148th floor at the Top of the Burj Khalifa and get a different perspective of the city.

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Dubai fountain show and lake ride by traditional boat
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Dubai fountain show and lake ride by traditional boat

Book your tickets for the Dubai fountain show and lake ride by traditional boat to get front-row seats to the best show in town.

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Burj Khalifa tickets and 3-course meal at Rooftop
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Burj Khalifa tickets and 3-course meal at Rooftop

Book your tickets to At the Top, Burj Khalifa and climb the world's tallest building before a lavish meal with more breathtaking views at The Burj Club, Rooftop.

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Modern Dubai with Burj Khalifa entry and Al Bayt afternoon tea
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Modern Dubai with Burj Khalifa entry and Al Bayt afternoon tea

Book the At The Top Burj Khalifa with afternoon tea at Al Bayt and get the best panoramic view from the tallest tower in the world.

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Dubai Fountain Boardwalk show tickets
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Dubai Fountain Boardwalk show tickets

Enjoy the Dubai Fountain Boardwalk tickets and see a fantastic water show with lots of fun and colors.

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Burj Khalifa At the Top tickets with The Cafe
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Burj Khalifa At the Top tickets with The Cafe

Book your tickets to visit the 124th and 125th floors of the Burj Khalifa and The Cafe for a signature treat and pastry of the day.

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Burj Khalifa and Sky Views combo ticket
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Burj Khalifa and Sky Views combo ticket

Book this combo ticket for At The Top Sky and Sky Views and visit two of the most iconic sites in Dubai especially when you're visiting the city for the first time!

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Burj Khalifa tickets and The Lounge 152,153 and 154 Floor Ticket
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Burj Khalifa tickets and The Lounge 152,153 and 154 Floor Ticket

Book your Burj Khalifa and The Lounge experience and enjoy one of the amazing experiences offered for the day or the evening while getting the best view of the Dubai skyline from the 154th floor.

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Burj Khalifa At the Top with  Lunch or Dinner at Armani
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Burj Khalifa At the Top with Lunch or Dinner at Armani

Enjoy your Burj Khalifa At the Top with lunch or dinner at Armani with the spectacular view of Dubai and relax having lunch at the well known Armani restaurant.

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World audio guide with TravelMate app
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World audio guide with TravelMate app

Make the most of your time in 33 cities around the world with this TravelMate app on your smartphone. Listen to detailed audio commentaries in your language.

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Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

Reviews Burj Khalifa

3/5
Allison, 31 Dec 2023

“Taken to a carpet shop wasting our time. Burj khalifia should have been first stop when NOT busy, saving 2 hours of queuing! Trip was fine, but to be honest would have been cheaper, simpler & quicker to do it ourselves on metro or taxi. Just a lot of driving round in circles on a bus. Very little time actually stopped. Completely missed out the 200 year old town bit. Just rushed to the little boats. Whole day was about the queue at Burj, so as I said - why not do that bit first!?????.”

3/5
Harjinder, 04 Aug 2022

“Its underwhelming even on floor 148. You left alone to view and there is nothing exciting about it. The lift up was sedate I was expecting to feel a whoa bit it was gentle. As a tourist you will have to go as it's the highest building but it's boring. No glass floor to stand on and get the dizzy feeling Why not what a wasted opportunity”

3/5
Jaffery, 12 Jun 2022

“Too pricey for what it was and not organised properly on and off the boat . We could have seen it better on embankment and no charge to pay .”

3/5
Jaffery, 02 Jun 2022

“It was overpriced and overcrowded on top deck no safety for passengers and lots time wasting in queuing”

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