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If you’ve visited Dubai, chances are you’ve seen Burj Khalifa. But is this immense tower worthy of being declared the tallest building in the world? The answer is an obvious NO! The highest skyscraper title is not all that Burj Khalifa is known for more than just the bragging rights.
The skyscraper has played host to numerous events, from Dubai holidays to the extravagant fountain shows and fireworks. It surely deserves more credit than just holding the position of the tallest construction in the world. With its imposing height and distinct characteristic, Burj Khalifa has become one of the prime tourist attractions in Dubai.
Burj Khalifa represents Dubai as an outstanding example of modern architecture with its original design and dynamic shapes. This building is more than just a place for people to live; it symbolizes power and beauty. It opens up endless opportunities for its residents and guests.
The Burj Khalifa is 828 meters tall and has 160 stories. When it was finished in 2010, it was known for being:
You can purchase Burj khalifa tickets to access the observation decks of Burj Khalifa in advance online, which we recommend. The website recommends that you book two days in advance. However, we recommend booking much further ahead than this (up to a month if you are visiting during peak season).
It is also possible to buy tickets at the ticket office on your visit, but be aware that queues can be long and tickets often sell out.
If you want to buy the tickets right at the time of visit, then buy them from the ticket office that is within the Dubai Mall.
The tallest building globally, the Burj Khalifa is a global icon. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Dubai and is a must-visit for anyone who has never been to the city. From taking in its majestic beauty from the outside to experiencing it from within, here are five amazing things to do at Burj Khalifa:
For those who want to go even higher up, ‘At the Top SKY’ tours take viewers on a journey from levels 125 and 148 to level 148 of Burj Khalifa. These tours offer 360-degree panoramic views of Dubai’s magnificent skyline from inside a double-decker lift with floor-to-ceiling glass walls.
On the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake, the Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. It measures 275 metres (902 feet) in length and shoots water up to 500 feet (152.4 metres) into the air, all while playing music ranging from classical to modern Arabic and global.
The park spans 11 hectares and is home to various amenities, including sports facilities, cafes, and restaurants.
The view from this height is unlike any other. You can see for miles over the intricately landscaped city and surrounding desert. If you go at night, you will also see an amazing display of city lights below. On clear days, you can spot neighboring cities like Abu Dhabi and Sharjah and nearby mountains.
Tucked along the majestic Dubai Water Canal, The Opera District is a world-class lifestyle destination. It is the cultural center of Downtown Dubai and the cosmopolitan heart of the city. It is a place where art, culture, fashion, food, and entertainment all come together to create a distinctly Dubai experience.
You must purchase entrance tickets to access the top of the tower. You can buy them online or at the ticket counter at Dubai Mall. We highly recommend buying your ticket ahead of time because there can be long lines during peak hours.
Non-peak hours (8:30 am to 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm) are advised for visiting the Burj Khalifa because ticket prices are significantly lower than during prime hours (3:00 pm to 6:00 pm).
On levels 124 and 125, you can ride the world’s fastest double-deck elevator, peer through high-powered telescopes, walk out onto the observation deck to take in the skyline, and participate in a virtual reality experience. Visitors can take a guided tour, walk onto the world’s highest observation deck, sample trademark beverages, and utilize motion sensors to view the city’s prominent sites on level 148.
The Burj Khalifa observation deck has no particular dress code, so wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable, though it is suggested to dress modestly in Dubai. Formal attire and smart shoes are required for dining at At. atmosphere, the world’s tallest restaurant.