Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration in 2010, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With a total height of 829.8 m and a roof height of 828 m, the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest structure and building in the world since its topping out in 2009.
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See the Burj Khalifa: the Best Views and Photo Spots

The most breathtaking view in Dubai is from the top of the Burj Khalifa, but how do you take a photo that illustrates just how tall the world’s tallest building is? Here are top spots in Dubai for taking amazing photos of this architectural giant.

Palm Islands
The Palm Islands are the two artificial islands off the coast of Dubai. You’ll get incredible views across the marina, looking back at the city.

The Dubai Mall (Waterfall Entrance on the Lower Ground)
From the Waterfall Entrance on the Lower Ground level of the Dubai Mall, the world’s biggest mall, you get two views at once: the Burj Khalifa and the romantic Dubai Fountains water show.

Jumeirah Beach
Jumeirah is known as the Beverly Hills of Dubai. This public beach stretches along the south coast from the junction of the Palm Jumeirah Island.

The Address Downtown Dubai
Most lounges inside this luxury hotel offer brilliant vistas of the Burj Khalifa. We suggest afternoon tea on the Risala terrace, or drinks in the Neos sky lounge (on the 63rd floor).

Insider tips

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 skip-the-line ticket 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

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.

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.

What people are saying about Burj Khalifa

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Incredible experience! Totally Mind-blowing!
Everything was more than perfect! Can’t describe. Just go and see it ASAP for yourself! Easy booking also. Thank you! I will definitely come again!

Burj Khalifa Tickets: Level 124 & 125 reviewed by APOSTOLOS

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ An experience not to be missed and worth the premium price
The Skyview package avoided lengthy queues and gave access to the 148th floor. You can spend as much time as you like at the top and on the 124 and 125 floors. Watching the Dubai Fountains from the Burj Khalifa gives them a totally different perspective Don’t miss the interesting interactive information boards at the exit. One of the highlights of our short trip to Dubai,

Burj Khalifa Tickets and Tour: Level 124, 125 and 148 reviewed by Colin

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Muhammad Kashif was professional, well-prepared, helpful.
Muhammad Kashif was my private guide who was very friendly, professional, well-prepared and also helpful. Mentioned features are essential for being a real private tour, furthermore, i am also a licensed tour guide that is my expectation was high. Muhammad fulfills their guest requirement which means him every guest is respectful. Thank you so much Muhammad Kashif for a whole day private tour, I hope we are going to see again in the future. Best regards, Richard – Hungary

Private 1-Day Tour of Dubai with Ticket to Burj Khalifa reviewed by Richard

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Burj Khalifa: spectacular & L148/skylounge exceeded all expectations.
The Burj Khalifa was on the list of Dubai must-do activities, but I only booked at the last minute. A recommendation from people met on a desert tour was “do the 148th floor”. That was one of the best pieces of travel advice that I could have been given. It’s not cheap, but the beat-the-queue process coupled with the calm and tranquility of the sky lounge shifted the experience up to more than just 23 floors. I was able to relax, drink coffee, view quietly, take as many photos as I wanted, and get real value from the time at the top. The one tip I would give to others: allow plenty of time on the way in and out. There are truly interesting displays at ground level, and they are easy to be rushed-through.

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

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