Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building ever built in the world. This tower is one of the absolute must-sees in Dubai. So how to get at the top of Burj Khalifa? Which floor should you choose for visiting Burj Khalifa: 124 floor, 148 floor, or the top? Discover all our tips and advice, ticket price, but also what the best time for visiting Burj Khalifa.
- Where is Burj Khalifa in Dubai? 📍
- What is the best time to visit Burj Khalifa? 🌇
- How much time should I plan for the visit? 🕖
- Which ticket to choose for the visit? 🎟
- Tips for visiting Burj Khalifa 🌟
- Best hotels in Dubai with a view of Burj Khalifa 🤩
- Must-sees near the tower ✨
1. Where is Burj Khalifa in Dubai?
Downtown Dubai. The Burj Khalifa tower is located in Downtown Dubai. This district is a new district of Dubai, which corresponds to the image that we expect to see from Dubai when we arrive here. For example, it is in Downtown that you can visit the Dubai Mall or see the famous Dubai Fountain, just at the foot of the tower.
Areas in Dubai. While visiting Dubai, you can also visit other very interesting places such as Marina Dubai, which is located by the sea, or Deira, which is located in Old Dubai. Learn more about Dubai in our post: TOP 20 things to see and do in Dubai.
2. What is the best time for visiting Burj Khalifa?
When you book tickets to visit the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, you will have to choose a visit schedule. Tickets are sold for one entry every 30 minutes. Here is some important information to decide when to visit Burj Khalifa.
When is it crowded? The times where the influence is strongest are between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. It is during this time of the day that there are the most people to visit Burj Khalifa. Even with a skip-the-line ticket, there can be a wait in the elevators of the tower during this time of day. In the morning, when it opens, it’s much quieter, and the ticket price is the lowest (for the first platform only).
Sunset. For many travellers, one of the best times and the best time to visit Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is during sunset time. It is indeed a very beautiful moment. The exact times of sunrise and sunset vary. In addition, it is important to arrive at least 1 hour before sunset time in order to have time to go at the top of Burj Khalifa, and see the sun go down. It is for this reason that at the end of the day, the influence is greater and the prices of tickets to visit Burj Khalifa are the highest (for the first platform only).
When it is warm. If you go to Dubai, when it is very hot (find out for on our blog poste: when to visit Dubai?), you can choose to visit Burj Khalifa at the hottest time of the day, in order to enjoy the interior coolness of the tower.
3. Ticket price to go at the Top of Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Several options exist to go at the top the Burj Khalifa tower, when you are traveling in Dubai. Tickets to visit Burj Khalifa are divided into 3 types:
- At the Top: tickets for the first platform (price ticket + photos here), i.e. to the 124 and 125 floors of Burj Khalifa
- At the Top Sky: tickets for the 148 floor of Burj Khalifa including tea, coffee and pastries + access to the first platform
- The Lounge: access to the top of the tower
Which ticket to choose? The cheapest ticket for Burj Khalifa in Dubai is At the Top, but it does not give access to the cafes in the tower. In our opinion, the most interesting ticket is At the Top Sky: even if more expensive, it allows you to go higher at the top of Burj Khalifa, but also to take a break at the top of the tallest tower in the world with coffee, tea and pastries included in the tariff. With an even higher ticket price to visit Burj Khalifa, The Lounge gives access to the top of the tower and its tea room and restaurant.
Good to know. Access for children under 3 is free and requires no ticket.
In order to help you make the choice, here is more information on each of these levels.
3.1. At the Top of Burj Khalifa: 124 and 125 floors
The At the Top ticket to visit Burj Khalifa is the best solution if you want to spend the least and enjoy the view from the tower. The 124 and 125 floors correspond to the first platform of Burj Khalifa. This is the classic Burj Khalifa tour. Its biggest drawback in our eyes is the few places to sit.
Ticket price. For this platform, the rates vary depending on the time of day. The hour when the price of the ticket is the highest is the sunset. The price to go up to the 124 and 125 floors of Burj Khalifa varies between 37 and 55 euros person: see the At the Top prices according to the times and your dates.
Outdoor terrace. In addition to the indoor platform where you can see a panoramic view of Dubai and the Persian Gulf, there is also an outdoor platform. It is very impressive to be able to go outside at this height!
3.2. At the Top Sky: 148 floor of Burj Khalifa (+first platform)
Less people. Why go up to the 148th floor of Burj Khalifa in Dubai? The main advantage of this floor are the places where you can sit and enjoy the visit more quietly. There are also fewer people here than on floors 124 and 125, especially at sunset.
Coffee, tea, pastries. This extra is included in the At the Top Sky rate, which makes the visit more pleasant, if you are going to go at the top of Burj Khalifa for romantic evening.
Ticket price. The price of tickets to go up to the 148th floor of Burj Khalifa in Dubai is 130 euros, including coffee, tea and pastries and the possibility of also going to floors 124 and 125 (although the interest is quite limited, because the 148th has many more advantages).
3.3. The Lounge: ticket price to go at the Top of Burj Khalifa
Tea Room. The Lounge isn’t really a viewing platform, but more of a teahouse at the top of the Burj Khalifa tower. Here, we are 575 meters above the ground.
Price. Drinks and all that is offered as an accompaniment are included in the price. The price to visit the top of Burj Khalifa is 180 euros.
4. How long should I plan for the visit?
At least 2 hours to visit Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Once on the tower, time passes very quickly. We see breathtaking landscapes, and we marvel at this amazing structure which makes us discover the whole city of Dubai from its oldest districts to modern buildings, as well as the desert and the sea. A nice visit awaits you !
5. Tips for visiting Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Here are our top tips for visiting the Burj Khalifa tower during your trip to Dubai.
Avoid crowds. The best way to avoid the crowds is to visit the tower in the morning. In addition, the prices for going up to the 124 and 125 floors are lower in the morning. Indeed, you will not see the sunset, but you can also see it from elsewhere. For example, during a cruise or an evening in the desert, or even from the beach.
Romantic evening. If you are going to Dubai as a couple and want to mark your trip, one of the best solutions is to take tickets for the 148th floor of Burj Khalifa, during sunset. Indeed, the prices on this floor do not vary, depending on the time of day: the best is therefore to go at the top of Burj Khalifa in Dubai at sunset and enjoy this unique moment from the highest tower in the world.
6. Best hotels in Dubai with a view of the tower
Why not take a hotel with a view of Burj Khalifa? It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the new city of Dubai. Discover our selection of the best hotels to sleep in Dubai with a view of the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa!
- Canal Central Hotel: located less than 4 km from Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai, this hotel offers rooms with a magnificent view of the city, but also of this huge tower! Breakfast is served as a continental buffet. On site, you also have a swimming pool and a spa. Very good value for money.
- The Oberoi Dubai: an excellent place to stay to visit Dubai as a couple or with the family. All rooms have city views, but some have full views of the Burj Khalifa tower.
Good to know. If you want to take advantage of the attractive rates in Dubai, the Deira district is one of the best. Find out more about Dubai’s neighborhoods in our post: Where to stay in Dubai with family.
7. What to see and do in Downtown Dubai?
Now that we have seen how to go at the top of Burj Khalifa in Dubaiand how to enjoy this visit, here are some information and tips for seeing other places near the tower.
Among the most visited places in Downtown Dubai are the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain and the Dubai Aquarium.
- Dubai Mall: ideal place for shopping, but also for cooling off.
- Dubai Fountain: every day at nightfall, you can admire the beautiful spectacle of the Dubai Fountain with jets 140 meters high! This is an activity not to be missed if you are traveling to Dubai.
- Dubai Aquarium. The Dubai Aquarium is a very visited place in Dubai. There are often a lot of people, and it is best to book your tickets in advance to save time. In addition, you can also opt for tickets that combine the visit of Burj Khalifa with the visit of the Aquarium.
The itineraries to visit Dubai in 3, 4 or 5 days are in our post: What to do in Dubai?
Going at the top of Burj Khalifa is in all the guides on Dubai, but also in all the TOP things to do and see in Dubai. Indeed, going at the top of Burj Khalifa in Dubai is exceptional, it is still the tallest built structure in the world! A victim of its own success, the tower is crowded, especially at sunset. So, in order to take advantage of lower prices, come and visit the tower in the morning. On the other hand, for a more romantic and quiet visit, go to the 148th of the tower.