Tips for Visiting Burj Khalifa At the Top for the First Time

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Last updated on January 22nd, 2019 at 11:14 pm

Travelling is that fun which leaves you the cherished memories and to remember those moments you need to plan, especially when you are visiting the most glitzy city of Gulf.

I guess you got a clue which city I am talking about right? Yes! It’s Dubai, The city of grandeur and majestic architecture such as Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Palm Island, Dubai Aquarium, The Dubai Mall, Mall Of Emirates, Palm Jumeirah and so the list goes on.

One needs to refer many websites just to get the required information and when that becomes time-consuming we simply hate it. So at that very moment, I decided to write an informative blog post on the tallest building in the world including Burj Khalifa tickets price, the best time to visit, world’s highest restaurant, Dubai fountain and observation decks.

Best Time To Visit Burj Khalifa

If you are visiting the Burj Khalifa for the first time then you might feel you are dreaming due to its appealing architectural beauty.

So, it doesn’t matter which time you choose to visit this majestic place in Dubai. Still, most of the people prefer to visit a place before sunset as the view from the observation decks is extremely stunning and amazing.

Here is the glimpse from the Burj Khalifa: A Falcon’s Eye View, which allows you to see Dubai from a bird’s eye perspective.

Another fact to this story is you can see the sunset twice from Burj Khalifa.


Once from the lower floor and the second time from the observation deck. However, sunset occurs just once but the skyscraper’s height makes it looks like it’s happening again.

However, if you want to know the best time to visit Dubai weather-wise, I would recommend the winter season which is from the month of November to March.


Observation Decks

The Burj Khalifa has two observation decks which not only provides a breathtaking view of Dubai but also offers great photographic opportunities for its visitors. Following are the two observation decks:

1) At The Top
2) At The Top Sky

Now, you must be thinking what is the difference between these two observation decks?

The difference is in the price and height, “At The Top” is on the 124th & 125th floor; whereas “At The Top Sky” is on the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa.

View from Burj Khalifa observation deck:

For these observation decks, tickets are offered according to the visiting hours such as prime hours and non-prime hours. If you want to avoid the rush and save on tickets, plan your visit during non-prime hours and weekdays.

Else, you can plan your visit during prime hours which is 15 pm to 18 pm to get a breathtaking view of a sunset which is worth of every penny you spent.

While visiting Burj Khalifa make sure you have at least 2 hours to explore because sometimes it takes more time due to the long queues and prime hour rush.

Well, there’s one thing you need to keep in mind that the last entry is allowed 45 minutes prior to closing time.

So I recommend you should purchase tickets before prime hours start; as your ticket defines only entry time not the exit time, so you stay up as long as you want. *Prime hours are subject to change

Burj Khalifa Tickets Deals

Make sure that you book the tickets online to save big and avoid the last minute rush. Buying tickets from the entrance counter at the lower ground of the Dubai Mall can cost you nearly 4 times of the online price and in some cases, it could be sold out too.

That is why I suggest buying Burj Khalifa tickets from deals based website to avail huge discount. There are many websites from where you can buy tickets such as,, and

The reason, I recommend buying tickets from these websites because they are the authorised ticket seller, reliable and convenient.

Check out the below table for tickets charges of the observation deck on the Burj Khalifa official website:

Ticket Type At The Top At The Top Sky
Non-prime hours
Adult (12 years +) General Admission
Child (4-12 years) General Admission
AED 135
AED 100
AED 370
AED 370
Prime hours*
Adult (12 years +) General Admission
Child (4-12 years) General Admission
AED 210
AED 170
AED 525
AED 525
Adult (12 years +) Immediate Entry Admission
Child (4-12 years) Immediate Entry Admission
AED 315
AED 315
Infant (below 4 years) Immediate Entry FREE FREE

Here is the list of deals available to book tickets for Burj Khalifa at the cheapest price as compared to pricing listed on the official website:

1) Burj Khalifa Tickets: Level 124 & 125
2) Burj Khalifa Tickets and Tour: Level 124, 125 and 148
3) Burj Khalifa Sunset Tickets: Level 124 & 125
4) Burj Khalifa Ticket plus Coffee and Pastry

To know more about the online tickets and Burj Khalifa entry fee visit the official website: At The Top, Burj Khalifa


Dine at World’s Highest Restaurant

Once you have visited the observation deck now you can go to the world’s highest restaurant “At.mosphere” which is located on the 122nd floor in Burj Khalifa.

Of course, the food is not from the other world but yes the view from this restaurant is certainly eminent from the world’s highest restaurant 442m in the Burj Khalifa.

However, to experience the best view of Dubai from the restaurant, request for a window table.

Below are some of the rates if you wish to have breakfast, lunch or dinner at this stunning restaurant.

Breakfast – Minimum spend of AED 200 per person. 50% discount for children aged 5-10 years, free for children under 5.
Lunch – Minimum spend of AED 600 & AED 450 per person for a window table and non-window table respectively.
Dinner – Minimum spend of AED 880 & AED 680 per person for a window table and non-window table respectively.

The Dubai Fountain

Dubai’s downtown fountain is another exotic location to visit, the fountain spectacularly set in the giant lake against the majestic Burj Khalifa.

Water slowly wobble as a belly dancer, arcs like a dolphin and rise as high as 152.4 m in the air, the fountain is synced to classic Arabic and popular world music soundtracks played on digital speakers.

Catch the action every 30 minutes from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm every day.

How Tall is the Burj Khalifa?

You know the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. So, I decided to show you in an image how tall the Burj Khalifa is as compared to other skyscrapers in the world.

Wikimedia Commons

Top 10 Interesting Facts About Burj Khalifa

The skyscraper holds many world records but I have listed a few below:

1. It is one of the tallest building in the world with a height of 829.8 m (2,722 ft)
2. The building was originally named Burj Dubai but was renamed in honour of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi and the President of United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
3. Burj Khalifa has a total number of 57 elevators and 8 escalators
4. Elevators with the longest travel distance in the world
5. Burj Khalifa holds another record as world’s highest observation deck on the 148th floor
6. World’s highest nightclub on the 144th floor
7. World’s highest restaurant (At.mosphere) on the 122nd floor
8. The tip of the sphere of Burj Khalifa can be seen from up to 95 Km away
9. Tallest freestanding structure
10. The highest number of stories in the world

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