Burj Khalifa - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Dubai): 13 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours

Place Location: In Downtown Dubai

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Metro

Travel Tips: The prices vary based on time of day, ticket time and additional tour options.

At a distance of 13 km from Dubai International Airport, Burj Khalifa, also known as the Burj Dubai, is a skyscraper located in the heart of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest building in the world and among the prime places to visit as part of the Dubai Tour Packages.

Standing 828 m high, the sky-piercing Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in the world and one of the most prominent attractions in all of the Middle-East. A headlining accomplishment by Emaar, the construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004 and was opened in 2010 as part of a new development called Downtown Dubai. The building is constructed on the government's decision to diversify money from an oil-based economy, and for Dubai to gain international recognition. The building was originally named Burj Dubai but was renamed in honor of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who provide funds for its construction.

Designed by Adrian Smith, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the 200-plus storey structure has 160 habitable levels, more than any building in the world. It was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development to include 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 3 hectares of parkland, at least 19 residential skyscrapers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare (30-acre) artificial Burj Khalifa Lake. The tower offers luxurious recreational and leisure facilities including swimming pools, exclusive lounges, health and wellness facilities, and At. Mosphere, the world's highest restaurant on Level 122. The structure also features a cladding system that is designed to withstand Dubai's hot summer temperatures. It contains a total of 57 elevators and 8 escalators.

This mega tower displaying neo-futuristic architecture has two observation decks at 124th & 148th floor. Situated on the 148th floor at a soaring height of 555 m, At the Top Sky is currently the highest observation deck in the world and delivers stunning views of the Dubai city, Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. The place draws hundreds of people daily to marvel at the views from this observation deck and it is said that a Dubai Tour is not complete without a visit to the wonderful Burj Khalifa. Also, make sure to book your tickets in advance well to avoid last moment hassles.

Timings: 8:30 AM - 10 PM

Prime Hours: At the Top (Level 124+125): 4 PM - 6 PM, At the Top SKY (Level 124+125+148): 9.30 AM - 6 PM

At the Top Sky Entry for Person: AED. 378 in Non-prime hours & AED. 533 in Prime hours

At the Top Entry for Person: AED. 149 in Non-prime hours & AED. 224 in Prime hours, Skip the Line: AED. 348