Ride the high-speed elevator to the 124th-floor At The Top observation deck for stunning 360-degree views over Dubai at the Burj Khalifa or go higher still to the 148th-floor At The Top SKY, the world’s tallest observation deck. Or, stay on solid ground in the Burj Khalifa Park.
Just about every Dubai city tour stops at the Burj Khalifa, with some including tickets to the observation decks, visits to the Dubai desert, Ski Dubai, or the Burj Al-Arab. The Burj Khalifa also houses the Dubai Mall, Galeries Lafayette, Bloomingdale’s, Marks & Spencer, as well as an aquarium, ice rink, Sega theme park, and cinema.
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Things to Know Before You Go
Burj Khalifa tickets are required to access the structure's observation decks.
The Burj Khalifa observation decks have floor-to-ceiling glass walls—perhaps avoid if you don’t have a head for heights.
An At the Top admission ticket includes access to floors 124 and 125, while an At the Top SKY ticket allows access to floors 124, 125, and 148.
Kids under 4 years old enter free.
The Burj Khalifa is fully accessible for wheelchair users.
How to Get There
Previously known as Burj Dubai, the towering Burj Khalifa is located at the First Interchange on Sheikh Zayed Road, not too far from the central business district. Taxis and buses run along Sheikh Zayed Road, the Red Line metro stops here, and a free shuttle runs from major hotels. Many tours which also include round-trip transportation stop at the Burj Khalifa.
When to Get There
Both Burj Khalifa ticket options have prime and non-prime hours, with higher prices during prime hours. For At the Top tickets, prime hours are from 3:30pm to 6pm daily; for At the Top SKY, prime hours are from opening until 6pm.
Other Tall Buildings Around the World
If you've got a head for heights, consider visiting one of the world's other towering buildings. In China, the twisted Shanghai Tower is as tall as it gets; South Korea's Lotte World Tower is a sight to behold; the One World Trade Center is the US's tallest offering; and Malaysia's twin Petronus Towers offer a double dose of stellar views and skyscraping architecture.
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