Burj Khalifa Tickets

Burj Khalifa is undoubtedly the United Arab Emirates' most impressive skyscraper. It's the tallest man-made structure in the world at almost 830m tall, and the 160 storeys of the building are filled with offices, hotels and luxurious private residences. The Burj Khalifa also features the world's highest outside observation deck – 555m above the city streets.

Opening hours

Open 7 days a week

At the Top Observation Decks on 124th and 125th floor - 8.30 am to 10pm

Last admission 45 minutes before closing

How to get there

1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

The Burj Khalifa is in the area of Dubai known as Downtown Dubai, adjacent to the huge Dubai Mall. The Metro is one of the easiest ways to get around Dubai, and the Burj Khalifa station on the Red Line is right next to the building. If travelling by bus, take the F13 route and get off at the Dubai Mall. Walk through the mall to get to the Burj Khalifa. Dubai Mall also has a large underground car park which is the best place to leave your vehicle if you're driving to the Burj Khalifa.


How high up can I go?
There are three separate observation decks in the Burj Khalifa. The 'At The Top' observation deck is on level 124 and 125 and stands at 452 metres above street level. A little further up on level 148 is the 'At The Top SKY' observation deck, 555m above ground. The Burj Khalifa has a total of 163 levels, but the top floors are closed to the public.
What can I see from the observation decks?
The outdoor observation deck on level 125 wraps right around the building, and large glass panels provide 360 degree views across Dubai and beyond. Visitors can look down on the bustling Dubai streets, spotting local landmarks such as the Burj Al Arab and the Palm resorts. On a clear day looking to the north, it's sometimes possible to see the shores of Iran, almost 100 miles away.
Can I stay in the Burj Khalifa?
There are a couple of hotels occupying the lower floors of the Burj Khalifa, and owners of private apartments elsewhere in the skyscraper sometimes choose to let their property to visitors. Most of the accommodation is on the lower levels of the building and although views are good, they won't be as impressive as from the upper levels.
Is there a time limit on how long I can stay on the observation decks?
When booking a ticket for the observation decks in the Burj Khalifa, you are given a 30 minute time slot to arrive. Once you're in the building and on the observation deck you are free to spend as long as you wish admiring the views. Most visitors spend between 40 minutes and 1 hour on the viewing decks before heading back down in the lift.
Do I need a head for heights?
Being so high up understandably makes some visitors nervous. The floor to ceiling windows on the observation decks might be a bit much if you're unsure about heights, but you'll get just a good view across Dubai standing back and away from the edge. There are no glass floors or lifts to give that dizzy feeling as you speed up the tower.


Feat of Engineering
The Burj Khalifa isn't just the world's tallest building, it's a feat of engineering too. Construction took just six years from 2004 to 2010, and the building is home to many of the world's highest; such as the highest nightclub on level 144 and highest restaurants on level 122. The lifts travel at ten metres per second, taking visitors to the upper observation deck in just under a minute.
Dubai Fountain
At the foot of the Burj Khalifa is the Dubai Fountain, the world's largest choreographed fountain system. The fountains can shoot water 152 metres into the air, accompanied by classical and pop music. It's a particularly impressive sight after dark, when the water is lit by 6,600 coloured lights for a truly magical experience.
Dubai Fountain
Dubai Fountain. Sorbis / Shutterstock.com
Atmosphere Restaurant
The world's highest restaurant is Atmosphere, on the 122nd level of the Burj Khalifa. Atmosphere is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, dishing up a fine dining experience with lobster and caviar with views which cannot be matched anywhere else in the world. For a special occasion, why not book afternoon tea with dainty cakes, scones and sandwiches in the restaurant's lounge area?

Places nearby

Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping centre by surface area, and has around 1,200 different shops. Choose between picking up a new outfit at one of the top designer brands, shopping for souvenirs at one of the main gift stores or just having a coffee or light meal and watching the world go by in the air-conditioned comfort of the mall. Dubai Mall also contains a cinema, ice rink, aquarium and scary haunted house.
Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall. S-F / Shutterstock.com
Aquaventure Waterpark
The Aquaventure Waterpark is part of the Palm Atlantis complex and is the perfect place to cool off in the hot Middle Eastern sun. This huge 17-hectare park offers slides to suit all members of the family, lazy rivers, children's splash areas and the chance to ride through tunnels as sharks swim above your head. Swimming with dolphins is a popular activity at Aquaventure, and right next to the park is the Lost Chambers aquarium, themed around the Lost City of Atlantis and home to 65,000 sea creatures from seahorses to alligators.
Aquaventure Waterpark
Aquaventure Waterpark. Leonid Andronov / Shutterstock.com
Trips into the Desert
There are many companies in Dubai offering desert safaris, and it's well worth making the effort of getting out of town and experiencing the sand dunes. Test your driving skills by guiding four wheel drive vehicles up the massive dunes, before rounding off your trip with an evening of traditional local entertainment and food at a desert camp. This is a great way to experience a bit of traditional Gulf flavour very close to the ultra-modern Dubai city centre.
Trips into the Desert
Trips into the Desert