Of all the man-made wonders in Dubai, Burj Khalifa definitely takes the spotlight. This man-made building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is more than just a building; it’s a combination of human ambition, modern engineering and achievement. The tallest building in the world is so popular that it needs no introduction. So without wasting much time lets walk right into its details and see what this architectural wonder has to offer.

Guinness World Records Held By Burj Khalifa 

Impressive Burj Khalifa in Dubai holds not one but 10 insane records which you have to see it to believe it.

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Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE,
  1. Tallest building in the world measuring at 828 meters (2,716.5 feet)
  2. Tallest standing man-made structure in the world
  3. Tallest free-standing structure
  4. Highest number of floors in the world (163 floors)
  5. Highest floor occupancy in the world (160th floor)
  6. Level 124 – Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
  7. Level 76 has the World’s highest swimming pool
  8. World record for holding the highest installation of an aluminum and glass facade
  9. Tallest and the fastest service elevator in the world. It goes up with a speed of 10 meters per second.
  10. World’s highest restaurant (At.mosphere) located at the 122nd floor

Unbelievable Facts About Burj Khalifa In Dubai

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View from on top of Burj Khalifa
  1. The cloud-piercing Burj Khalifa is three times as tall as the Eiffel Tower and two times the size of the Empire State Building. 
  2. Initially the building was named as Burj Dubai, but later it went on to be renamed as Burj Khalifa. This was done in honor of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Khalifa.
  3. The site where the tallest building stands today used to be a military compound called “Central Military Command.”
  4. Of the total 163 floors, 162 floors are located above the ground and one floor is located below the ground.
  5. 39 thousand tons of steel, 330,000 cubic meters of concrete, 103,000 square meters of glass, and 15500 square meters of embossed glass was used in the construction of Burj Khalifa that dominates the Dubai skyline.
  6. A condensate collection system that collects condensation from the tower’s air-conditioning system is used to irrigate the gardens in the building.
  7. People living on the top floor must fast longer during the Ramadan month as they will witness the sunset for 3 minutes more than the others. 
  8. Hollywood actor Tom Cruise can be seen scaling the side of the building in the Mission Impossible series. The stunts were performed by him without using a body double.

How To Get To Burj Khalifa In Dubai

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‘At The Top’ in Dubai Mall

In Downtown Dubai is the Dubai Mall and just beside Dubai Mall is the massive Burj Khalifa. So no matter what method of transport you are using in Dubai, Burj Khalifa is easy to reach. Here’s some of the best ways to get to Burj Khalifa:

By Metro: It is very easy to get to Burj Khalifa by a Metro. All you need to do is take the red line to Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall station. After getting off at the station take the F13 bus that will take you to Burj Khalifa which is only 600 meters away from the station.

By Bus: There are plenty of buses from all over Dubai going to where Burj Khalifa is located. Routes closest to Burj Khalifa include 27, 28, 29, 50, F13, 104, C26 and 81 with a stop at Dubai Mall. 

By Taxi: The easiest and most convenient way to get to Burj Khalifa is by hiring a taxi. Simply ask the driver to drop you off at Burj Khalifa. Generally the taxi drivers drop their passengers at the Fashion Avenue entrance from where the entrance to the Burj is just a few minutes’ walk away. 

By Car: If you are traveling by car, we recommend you to park in the ample parking space of Dubai Mall and walk your way up to the mall.

Once inside the mall, take a walk through the mall to the LG Floor (Lower Ground) until you reach the Subway sandwich restaurant. This is where you will see the ticket office to the top.

Burj Khalifa Ticket And Where To Buy Them

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Observation deck on top of Burj Khalifa. Image Source:

To get inside the Burj Khalifa one needs to purchase a ticket. Price to visit Burj Khalifa mainly depends on what time of the day you want to go, how high you want to go and what experiences you are looking for once you are up there. Tickets prices are at an all-time high between 3:30pm and 6:00pm as the time corresponds with the sunset, which is also the best time to go to the top. 

There are three observation decks at the Burj Khalifa, one at the 124th floor, 125th and the other at 148th floor. Try and do them all as the views from above are simply awesome. Every ticket comes with validity for a specific time and date. Hence make sure you are on time. Once inside there is no restriction on how much time you can spend. 

Ticket prices can range anywhere between 2000 to 10000 INR depending on the type of experience you want. Children below the age of four are allowed inside Burj Khalifa free of cost. Variety of combo tickets are available to choose from, such as the combos with city tour or the one with aquarium visit. You can also book an Immediate Entry ticket that does not require one to wait in long queues. Burj Khalifa tickets can be purchased through your tour operator or at the observation decks onsite or from the official website.

Handy Tips For A Perfect Visit To Burj Khalifa In Dubai

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  • Book your tickets in advance as thousands of tourists come in everyday to visit Burj Khalifa. There are high chances of tickets getting sold out.
  • Dubai Mall being such a massive building, it’s always advisable to arrive at least 30 minutes before your time slot.
  • Both the crowd and tickets are very high during peak hours (sunset time), so if you are on a budget consider doing only the lower level or taking tickets for off-peak time.
  • Download the app “At the Top” which is a free app of Burj Khalifa that gives all information about the building. This app also offers a free audio guide with multiple language options.
  • Dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes during your visit.
  • For the best views from above, please check the weather forecast beforehand.

Burj Khalifa Timings

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gorgeous image of dubai cityscape after sunset.

Burj Khalifa is open throughout the year. However the sunrise and sunset time are the prime visiting hours. If you wish to avoid the crowds, early mornings between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and in the evening before closing, are the best time to visit Burj Khalifa. Please be noted, the last entry time is one hour prior to closing time. The visit timings are equally distributed throughout the day to allow visitors schedule their visits as per their schedule. 

Weekdays (Sunday-Thursday): 9:00 am to 11:00 pm

Weekends (Friday-Saturday): 5:00 am to 12:00 am

Burj Khalifa From Inside

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Exterior views of Burj Khalifa during the day.

At The Top (Level 124 & 125)

The lower observation deck on the 124th and 125th Burj Khalifa floors are called “At the Top.” This is from where one can get the best views of the city. There are high-powered telescopes installed here through which one can see the city from a unique perspective. The views from the Burj Khalifa height of 452 meters is truly splendid and the walk on the glass floor at this height will make your stop here truly memorable. Book your tickets here.

At The Top SKY (Level 148)

At a height of 555 meters, the 148th floor of Burj Khalifa is the highest observation deck in the world. Visit to this level is timed, so basically you get only 30 minutes to spend at this level. From the time you exit the lift it gives a feel of stepping into luxury. The premium lounge here offers stunning open-air views of Dubai while relaxing and indulging in some great signature refreshments.

The Lounge (Level 152, 153 & 154)

The Burj Lounge at 585 meters high, covering floors 152, 153 & 154 is the tallest lounge on the planet. An exclusive tour of the outdoor terrace with some breakfast, tea or a drink is quite an experience. The beautiful venue’s grand staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows, luxury seating and chic interiors all add to the intimate ambiance. It feels like you are right in between the clouds. No wonder the Burj Lounge is the newest hotspot in Dubai.

Tallest Service Elevator

This landmark building has super-fast OTIS double-deck elevators which is not just the tallest service elevator but also the world’s third-fastest elevator. It takes only 60 seconds to bring up passengers to the observation deck on the 124th floor. To further go up to Level 148, visitors will be escorted to another bank of elevators. The inside of the lift treats you to a magnificent light show and covers the history and legacy of Burj Khalifa while on your ascend to the top.

Restaurants At Burj Khalifa

Dining at the Burj Khalifa with amazing views is quite an experience, so here’s a list of our top picks:

At.Mosphere (122nd Floor) – Dining at the world’s highest restaurant is an incomparable experience in itself. The deadly combination of unparalleled views with mouthwatering International cuisines is truly an once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Armani Deli (Ground Floor) – This Italian inspired gourmet restaurant has the best service, vibrant ambiance and best-in-class Italian and European delicacies. The daily-changing menu has something new to offer its customers every day. The 24-carat gold coffee is the highlight item on their menu and should not be missed.

Armani Amal (3rd Floor) – For those who are craving for Indian cuisine, this is the place to be. Their Chicken Quesadilla and Butter Chicken are an instant hit among all.

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Today, this iconic landmark is a significant symbol and the pride of Dubai and its people. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience at Burj Khalifa in Dubai, do refer to this guide that will ensure every second of your time here is spent wisely.

FAQs On Burkj Khalifa In Dubai

What attractions are near the Burj Khalifa?

Light Show at Dubai Fountain, Shopping at Dubai Mall, Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo, VR Park in Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera, Dubai Creek, Green Planet Dubai, Souk Al Bahar, Dubai Ice Rink, Burj Park, and Jumeirah Beach are some the top attractions near Burj Khalifa. 

How much time do you need at Burj Khalifa?

On an average, people take about 45 minutes to 1 hour to enjoy at the top of Burj Khalifa. However there is no restriction on the amount of time to spend there. During peak seasons and sunset, time taken can exceed the specified time.

Is Burj Khalifa better at night or day?

Both, night and day offer remarkable views from the top of Burj Khalifa. However the best time to visit Burj Khalifa is right before sunset so that one can experience the vast expanse of the city with natural light as well as the arterial lights. Moreover, the musical fountain can also be enjoyed during this time. 

Who is the owner of the Burj Khalifa?

Burj Khalifa in Dubai is owned by Emaar Properties and Emaar properties is owned by billionaire Mohamed Ali Alabbar.


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