Burj Khalifa

Take in exhilarating views over the Arabian Gulf from the world's tallest building.

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Burj Khalifa: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dubai: Burj Khalifa Level 124 and 125 Entry Ticket

1. Dubai: Burj Khalifa Level 124 and 125 Entry Ticket

Take the world’s fastest elevator as you ascend Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa skyscraper. Holding the title as the world's tallest building, ride up to the 125th floor and check out the view from the observation deck balcony. The Burj Khalifa towers over Downtown Dubai at a staggering 2,723ft. Enjoy the aerial view of the surrounding emirate with 360-degree panoramas. Learn about the architecture and technology behind this Middle Eastern icon while seeing views of the city through one of the deck's telescopes. Purchase a souvenir photograph taken at the entrance of the 125th floor. Watch the Dubai Fountain show with synchronized music playing on the Burj Khalifa observation decks. Marvel at the world's largest dancing fountain, set on the Burj Khalifa Lake, from your viewpoint.

Dubai Burj Khalifa Tickets & Tour: Level 124, 125 and 148

2. Dubai Burj Khalifa Tickets & Tour: Level 124, 125 and 148

Avoid the crowds and treat yourself to a premium experience on the 124th, 125th and 148th floors of the Burj Khalifa, including access to the outdoor terrace of the world's highest observation deck. Select the sunset option to enjoy the city as the sun sets over the skyline.  Ascend the 555-meter-tall Burj Khalifa, starting at the SKY Lounge. Watch as specially designed projections let you “fly” over city landmarks en route. Watch the Dubai Fountain show with synchronized music that can be heard through the Burj Khalifa observation decks. Marvel at the world's largest dancing fountain set on the Burj Khalifa Lake from your panoramic viewpoint. Descend to ground level, where a new exhibition allows you to relive the construction of the Burj Khalifa. Hear testimonials from the brains behind the building, from the interiors to the landscaping, architecture, and more.

Burj Khalifa 124 & Lunch or Dinner at Rooftop, The Burj Club

3. Burj Khalifa 124 & Lunch or Dinner at Rooftop, The Burj Club

On this 5 hour program, you will enjoy the views from the 124th level of Burj Khalifa. Then, depending on the time slot that you selected, you will then head down to the 3rd floor to enjoy a 3-course lunch or dinner at the Burj Club for an alfresco dining experience overlooking Dubai and the Burj Khalifa. Feel the thrill of a high-speed ride in one of the world's fastest elevators. Marvel at the views from the world's tallest skyscraper as you step out onto an outdoor observation terrace 452 meters above the ground. Sample Menu Appetizer • Vichyssoise soup: traditional leek and potato soup with truffle oil (V) • Oriental lentil soup with lemon and baby spinach (V) • Caprese: Buffalo mozzarella, marinated tomatoes and basil pesto (V) • Seasonal mixed green salad with chicken or prawns (H / S ) Main • Organic corn-fed oven roasted chicken breast, potato mash and seasonal vegetable • Penne bolognese: beef and root vegetable bolognese with basil leaves (SG) • Vegetable fried rice with green peas, broccoli, carrot and soy sauce (V) • Grilled seabass with cherry tomatoes ragout and basil leave Dessert • White chocolate cheesecake, New York style (SG) • Fruit platter: selection of seasonal fruits (H) • Lemon meringue tart, strawberry coulis (D) 3-course set menu, guests may choose one of each. S = Shellfish, H = Healthier option, V = Vegetarian, N = Nuts, SG = Signature *Menu item subject to availability and may change without prior notice  

Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

4. Dubai: Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride by Traditional Boat

Marvel at the illuminations of Dubai Mall Fountain Show on a 30-minute cruise by "abra" water taxi. A captivating water, music and light spectacle in Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain. At over 900 feet in length (274 meters), the Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30-acre (120,000 m2) Burj Lake and performs to a selection of different melodies. Climb aboard the traditional wooden boat on Burj Lake, and cruise past some of the city's most iconic monuments, such as the Burj Khalifa, Souk Al Bahar, and Palace. Admire the city's stunning skyline from the water, before you take your position for a grandstand view of the illuminations.  With only 6 people per boat, you are able to admire the visual spectrum of over 1,000 water expressions from an exclusive and intimate perspective.  Watch in awe as the fountains light up during a visual spectacle that features 6,000 lights, 25 colored projectors, and 22,000 gallons (83,000 liters) of airborne water! See a stunning choreography of light and water synced to classical, Arabic, and world music that will leave you breathless.

Dubai: Helicopter Flight from The Palm to The Burj Khalifa

5. Dubai: Helicopter Flight from The Palm to The Burj Khalifa

Enjoy bird’s-eye views of the exciting city of Dubai on board a luxury helicopter. Departing from a helipad at Atlantis the Palm, you will fly like a rock star for 17- or 25-minutes, admiring Dubai from high up in the sky. Fly for 12 minutes from Atlantis The Palm heading to Burj Khalifa, flying over Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Coastline. Alternatively, choose the 15-minute flight via Burj Al Arab, the World Islands viewed from the South Pole, Port Rashid, and Palm Jumeirah. See it all with the 25-minute flight option from Atlantis The Palm to the old Dubai Creek. In addition to the above, you'll see Ski Dubai, the Jebel Ali horse track, Media and Internet City, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Emirates Livings, and more. Admire Dubai’s iconic buildings and magnificent skyline from a unique perspective. Each helicopter has 6 seats, including 3 window seats for maximum views. 

Burj Khalifa: The Lounge Entry Ticket and Meal Experience

6. Burj Khalifa: The Lounge Entry Ticket and Meal Experience

Take in unbeatable views from The Lounge, Burj Khalifa, featuring levels 152, 153, and 154. Along with a tour of the terrace, enjoy a delectable breakfast, luxurious afternoon tea, or bubbly sunset experience from this iconic landmark in Dubai City. First, jet up into the clouds as you ascend Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa skyscraper via the world's fastest elevator. With the title of the world's tallest building, a ride up to the 152nd, 153rd, and 154th floors is a must for all those wanting to tick this feat off their bucket list. Your inclusive tour onto the outdoor terrace will allow you to step out at 575 m high to view Dubai and the Arabian Coast for miles. Marvel at the historic art and architecture throughout the levels, including pearlescent panels, black granite floors, stainless steel, and glass. On the tour, see the building's 3-story staircase, suspended from the ceiling frame on the 154th floor, and the fountain, set within the curving staircase. The fountain features lit water jets, referencing the significance of fountains in Arabic culture. Breakfast in the Clouds ExperienceWith the breakfast experience, you’ll get to dine on an array of freshly prepared breakfast treats, including freshly baked sandwiches, croissants, muffins, and sweets along with a selection of coffee and teas. Tea in the Clouds Experience The tea experience lets you enjoy a sumptuous assortment of fresh baked goods and delicate desserts, complete with a wide variety of exquisite teas and coffees to sip on. Bubbly Sunset ExperienceChoose the sunset experience for a relaxing and romantic evening in an intimate setting. Sip on a glass of champagne complemented by gourmet canapés, then step out to the terrace to admire the sunset views as the skies turn pink.

Dubai JetSki: Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, and Atlantis

7. Dubai JetSki: Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, and Atlantis

Discover the impressive coastline of Dubai along with all of its towering skyscrapers on a fun cruise and exciting jet ski adventure. Meet your guide at Jumeirah Fishing Harbour 2 for an escort to the Jet Ski station. Set off on your adventure from the well-known Jumeirah Fishing Harbor 1. Enjoy a free ride for approximately 10-minutes with a backdrop of the skyline of Dubai and the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. While experiencing the adventure of jet skiing, if you wish to enjoy the beauty of some of the other best attractions, you can select 1 of the options provided, depending on your preference. These options include 30-minute, 60-minute, and 120-minute options, as well as a 20-minute donut ride option.

Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

8. Dubai: Luxury Canal Dinner Cruise with Optional Transfers

Experience Dubai from the Dubai Water Canal on a sightseeing dinner cruise. Be transferred to a glass-encased dhow for a delicious buffet and admire landmarks, such as Dubai Festival City Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Get a welcome kahwah (Arabic coffee) on arrival followed by an assortment of chilled refreshments and dates. Then, be escorted to your table to enjoy welcome drinks. Start to feel the gentle sway of the waves and romance of the boat as you set sail. Awaken your senses as you gently cruise down the artificial canal. Experience the city's bustling atmosphere as you pass through the Business Bay area while soothing Arabic music serenades you along the way. Marvel at iconic attractions of the Dubai skyline, such as the Business Bay Bridge, Dubai Festival City Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Water Canal Bridge, JW Marquis Hotel, and Westin Hotel. Indulge yourself with a sumptuous feast of Arabic appetizers, grilled meat, fresh salads, and delicious sweets from Arabia, along with hot beverages. Be mesmerized by the saxophone performance.

Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

9. Dubai: Half-Day Bus Tour and Burj Khalifa Entry Ticket

See the sights of Dubai on a half-day sightseeing tour by comfortable bus and marvel at all that the metropolis has to offer. Learn how a small fishing village at Dubai Creek was transformed into a futuristic city of amazing architecture and rich cultural attractions. See the man-made developments of Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab hotel with its iconic design of billowing sails. Admire the awe-inspiring exterior of Jumeirah Mosque, built in the traditional style of the Fatimid Caliphate. Continue to the historical district of Al Bastakiya, where the Dubai Museum is located in the 18th-century Al Fahidi Fort.  Be escorted to the elevators at the monumental Burj Khalifa and ride to the observation deck on the 124th floor for stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Discover the many attractions of Dubai Mall at your own pace at the end of the tour services.

Dubai: 30-Minute Jet Ski Adventure

10. Dubai: 30-Minute Jet Ski Adventure

Enjoy sea views of Dubai from a unique perspective on a 30-minute jet ski tour of the city. Upon arrival at the marina, close to the Burj Al Arab, a guide will explain how your jet ski works and provide you with all the necessary safety instructions for a comfortable trip before you set off. Take a leisurely ride through the marina to the iconic 7-star Burj Al Arab Hotel. Pick up speed as you pass Sheik Island, and marvel at the millionaires’ yachts. There will be opportunities to stop and take photos of some of Dubai’s landmarks. Suitable for beginners and the experienced alike, you can ride at your own pace and with an instructor to ensure you have a safe trip.

Frequently asked questions about Burj Khalifa

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Entrance to Burj Khalifa is free, and you do not need a ticket or pre-booking to visit.

Planning Your Visit

  • How Do You Get a Great Picture of the Burj Khalifa?

    Be patient and get creative. The Burj Khalifa is so tall that it will look out of proportion compared to almost everything else in the city! This gives you a serious chance to go on a photography mission, and a really fun excuse to explore all that Dubai has to offer (perhaps with an organized tour!).

  • How do you buy tickets for Burj Khalifa itself?

    Once you've taken an incredible photo, make sure you go to the At The Top observation deck inside Burj Khalifa and celebrate. Tip: Buy a ticket in advance in order to avoid up to 1.5-hour wait times.

  • When is the best time of year to go to Dubai?

    The summer season will be cheapest, but it will also be incredibly hot. From November to April, the temperatures will be plenty warm for the beach without being too overwhelming. One additional planning tip: the holy month of Ramadan (when many Dubai locals will be fasting from dawn until dusk) has a big impact on the city's tourist hotspots.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open daily, 24 hours
  • Is it expensive?
    The prices vary based on time of day, ticket time and additional tour options.
  • Will I need a guide?
    If you want one, of course! Whether you want to explore the city of Dubai, or specifically learn more about the architecture from the At The Top observation deck at the Burj Khalifa, there is a helpful tour guide to suit your needs.
  • How to get there
    The Burj Khalifa is located in the heart of Dubai. Standing high at 163 floors tall, you won't be able to miss it.
  • Additional information

    • FYI: The average wait time is 1.5 hours for tickets purchased at the door.

    • Make a note that the month of Ramadan will affect attraction opening times. Plan ahead when making travel plans to Dubai.

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What people are saying about Burj Khalifa

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 74,874 reviews

It was such a nice experience, having to see the area from the lake and view the dancing fountains if not feeling it’s splash when it comes into an end which was refreshing!!!

Really enjoyed the experience and waite line was really fast and smooth. The view was extraordinary and we really enjoyed it.

Meal was lovely service was amazing The organisation of floor 125 was awful 2 hour queue and far too many people allowed in x

Fantastic service , excellent staff , food was good and plenty of sightseeing , would highly recommend

We really enjoyed ourselves and will be coming back.