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The Ultimate Guide to Burj Khalifa Tickets

Built at a massive height of 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The city observatory decks and restaurants at Burj Khalifa are a must-try if you visit Dubai

There are three observatory decks at levels 124, 125 and 148, a luxurious hotel and spa experience within the building. 

The Burj Khalifa fountain show is renowned for its artistic charm. 

Visitors need the perfect Burj Khalifa tickets to enjoy these experiences. 

This article will give you all information about the tickets to levels 124, 125 and 148, other experience tickets in Burj Khalifa and help you plan your visit. 

Bestseller

Burj Khalifa At The Top ticket

  • Simple Entry ticket to levels 124, 124 and 148
  • Skip the line via the express elevator
  • Enjoy the views from Levels 124, 125 and 148
  • Exclusive access to the outdoor observation deck

Price: AED 553 ($150)

Top Experiences

Burj Khalifa Level 124 and 125 Entry Ticket

Burj Khalifa Level 124 and 125 Entry Ticket

  • Simple entry ticket to levels 124 and 125
  • Access levels 124 and 125
  • Ride the world’s fastest elevator to level 125 
Burj Khalifa level 124, 125 and 148 entry ticket

Burj Khalifa level 124, 125 and 148 entry ticket

  • Access to 124, 125 and 148 floor
  • Exclusive access to the observation deck
  • Skip the line access
Burj Khalifa 124 & Lunch Dinner at Burj Club

Burj Khalifa 124 & Lunch/Dinner at Burj Club

  • Entry ticket to level 124 
  • Enjoy the 360° view and ride the world’s fastest elevator  
  • Dining in the Burj Club
Burj Khalifa and Dubai Aquarium

Burj Khalifa and Dubai Aquarium

  • Combo ticket- Dubai Aquarium and Burj Khalifa 
  • Experience panoramic views from levels 124 or 125 
  • Visit 485 species of aquatic life in the Dubai Aquarium 
Fountain Show and Burj Lake Ride

Burj Khalifa level 124, 125 and 148 entry ticket

  • Access to 124, 125 and 148 floor
  • Exclusive access to the observation deck
  • Skip the line access
Sightseeing Helicopter Ride from the Palm

Sightseeing Helicopter Ride from the Palm

  • Helicopter ride overlooking Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa
  • Tour over Palm, Atlantis, and Golden Mile
  • A live tour guide and audio guide during the ride

Most Recommended Burj Khalifa tickets


All Your Burj Khalifa Tickets Explained

Burj Khalifa tickets come in all different shapes and sizes!

You have the ever-popular At The Top tickets, which give you access to levels 124, 125 and 148. 

Next, you have At The Top SKY tickets, a Burj Khalifa express ticket to enjoy a beautiful sunset from the observatory deck at level 148. 

Then, we have Burj Khalifa combo tickets that include two or more Dubai attractions together on the same day!

Here are a few tickets we recommend for you to have the best curated Dubai experience:

1. Burj Khalifa entry ticket

The Burj Khalifa entry ticket allows you to ride on the world’s fastest elevator to the 125th floor and marvel at the view from the observatory deck. 

This Burj Khalifa ticket offer entry to level 124 and 125. 

This ticket lets you view the world’s largest dancing fountain on the Burj Khalifa Lake from the observatory decks.

This Burj Khalifa ticket price is AED 174 ($47) for visitors over 12. 

Tickets for children between 4 to 12 years costs AED 139 ($38). 

AgeTicket prices
Adult ticket (12 to 99 years)AED 174 ($47)
Child ticket (4 to 11 years)AED 139 ($38)

Note: Children below 4 years are not permitted into the observatory deck

2. Skip the line Burj Khalifa ticket

With this Burj Khalifa VIP ticket, you can avoid the crowds and experience the 124th, 125th and 148th floors. 

This ticket gives you access to the outdoor terrace of the world’s highest observation deck, from where you can watch the sunset.

Watch the Dubai Fountain show with synchronized music from your spectacular viewpoint. 

This Burk Khalifa ticket gives access to the new exhibition on the ground floor to relive the construction of the Burj Khalifa. 

This is one of the best Burj Khalifa 148 floor tickets, priced at AED 553 ($150) per visitor (age four and above).

Burj Skip the line ticket Prices

AgeTicket prices
Adult ticket (4 to 99 years)AED 553  ($151)
Infant ticket (0 to 3 years)Free

3. Burj Khalifa and Sky Views Observatory combo ticket

Combination tickets are the best way to explore any two top attractions of Dubai at a discounted price.

Dubai Sky Views Observatory is the latest observatory deck of the city, opened right next to Burj Khalifa.

So, why opt for this combo ticket? While Burj Khalifa offers the best views of the city, Sky Views is the perfect destination to enjoy views of Burj.

Hence, a Burj Khalifa + Sky Views entry is the best combination to witness the marvelous views of Dubai.

The combo ticket gets you up to a 10% discount on individual tickets making it money-saving option.

Ticket price: 

AgeTicket price
Adult ticket (12 to 99 years) AED 249 ($68)
Child ticket (4 to 11 years) AED 199 ($55) 

4. Burj Khalifa and Dubai Aquarium combination tickets

Combine two of Dubai’s most amazing attractions- Dubai Aquarium and the Burj Khalifa- on the same day. 

You will start your experience at Burj Khalifa by taking the world’s fastest elevator to the observation floor on level 124. 

Enjoy panoramic views of Dubai City from At the Top with the 124th floor of Burj khalifa tickets. 

Next, visitors tour the Dubai Aquarium to experience thousands of aquatic animals worldwide.

Watch exciting animals, including rare species like the King Crocodile and Sand Tiger Sharks. 

This combination ticket offers entry to all three zones of Dubai Aquarium: Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Ocean. 

These Burj Khalifa Aquarium tickets are priced at AED 245 ($67) per adult (12 to 99 years) and AED 210 ($57) per child above three.

Ticket prices

AgeTicket prices
Adult ticket (12 to 99 years)AED 245 ($68)
Child ticket (4 to 11 years)AED 210 ($58)
Infant ticket (0 to 3 years)Free

5. Fountain Show and Lake Ride 

Take a traditional wooden boat cruise on the Burj Khalifa Lake and witness the music and light spectacle at the Dubai Fountain.

The Dubai Fountain is over 900 feet long (274 meters) and is the world’s tallest performing fountain. 

With this ticket, ride a traditional wooden boat across Burj Lake and watch the fountain perform a selection of different melodies.

This ticket costs AED 68 ($19)  per visitor over three years. 

Children below three do not require a ticket for this experience. 

Ticket prices

AgeTicket prices
Adult ticket (3 to 99 years)AED 69 ($19)
Child ticket (0 to 2 years)Free

6. 3-Course Meal at the Burj Club 

You can enjoy the view from the 124th level of the Burj Khalifa and then treat yourself to a 3-course lunch or dinner there. 

On this 5 hour program, visitors gain access to the fastest elevator, levels 124 and 125 and the Burj Club. 

After touring the observatory decks at levels 124 and 125, move to the 3rd floor to visit the Burj Club. 

You can enjoy lunch or dinner and experience alfresco dining at the Burj Club with views of the Dubai Fountain show. 

This ticket costs AED 387 ($105) for a visitor over 13 years. 

Kids between the ages of three and 12 pay AED 297 ($80) for this experience, while infants below three do not require a ticket. 

AgeTicket prices
Adult ticket (13 to 99 years)AED  387 ($106)
Child ticket (4 to 12 years)AED  295 ($81)
Infant ticket (0 to 3 years)Free

7. Helicopter Tour of Dubai 

On this luxurious helicopter tour, you will fly over Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Coastline. 

You can choose a 12-minute flight from Atlantis The Palm to Burj Khalifa, flying over Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Coastline. 

Or you can choose the 15-minute flight via Burj Al Arab, the World Islands viewed from the South Pole, Port Rashid, and Palm Jumeirah. 

If you want to see it all, choose the 25-minute flight that takes you to view all the above and then some!

This helicopter tour is priced at AED 877 ($242) per visitor above the age of 2.

Infants below two years are not permitted on this helicopter tour. 

Ticket prices

AgeTicket prices
Adult ticket (12 to 99 years)AED  174 ($48)
Child ticket (4 to 11 years)AED  139 ($38)
Note: Children below 3 years enjoy free rides as a lap passenger.

Opening hours of Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa has varied opening hours depending on the level and day of the week you choose. 

Burj Khalifa is open from 10 am to 12 am every day.

However, the Burj Khalifa observation deck opening hours change according to the level you wish to visit. 

Tourists can spend unlimited time on levels 124 and 125 (At The Top), whereas they get only 45 minutes to explore level 148 (At the Top Sky). 

Here is a detailed list of the opening hours of observatory decks at Burj Khalifa.

At The Top opening hours

On weekdays, Monday to Friday, open from 8 am to 12 am, with the final entry being 11.15 pm. 

Saturdays and Sundays open from 5 am to 12 am (final entry at 11.15 pm).

There are prime and non-prime hours to visit At the Top. Plan your visit during the non-prime hours for less crowd and a more private experience.

The prime and non-prime hours of At The Top are as follows.

Monday to Friday: 

  • Prime hours: 3 pm to 6. 30 pm
  • Non-Prime hours: 8 am to 3.30 pm, 7 pm to 12 am

Saturday and Sunday: 

  • Prime hours: 3 pm to 6.30 pm 
  • Non-Prime hours: 5 am to 3.30 pm, 7 pm to 12 am

Timings of At The Top

Days of the weekOpening timeClosing timePrime hours
Monday to Friday8 am12 am3 pm to 6.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday5 am12 am3 pm to 6.30 pm

At The Top, SKY opening hours

At the Top SKY is open from 10 am to 10 pm, Monday to Sunday, with final entry at 9 pm.

The prime hours of At The Top, Sky are from 10 am to 6 pm.

The non-prime opening hours of At The Top, Sky are from 7 pm to 10 pm. 

Timings of At The Top, Sky

Days of the weekOpening timeClosing timePrime hours
Monday to Friday10 am10 pm7 pm to 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday10 am10 pm7 pm to 10 pm

Opening hours of various attractions in and around Burj Khalifa are listed below: 

AttractionOpening timeClosing time
Live Fountain show6 pm
At.mosphere7 am 1 pm5.30 pm11 pm4 pm12 am
Armani hotel spa9 pm 10 pm
Burj Club11 am 12 am
Candylicious Dubai10 am12 am

The Best Time to visit Burj Khalifa

Visiting the Burj Khalifa is an experience of a lifetime. 

If you wish your visit to be worthwhile, planning and knowing the best time to visit Burj Khalifa is essential. 

Weather is essential in determining the best time to visit Burj Khalifa.

The best months of the year to visit Dubai are November and March. 

The temperatures are mild during these months, between 20°C and 10°C.

The best time of the day to visit Burj Khalifa is during the sunset hours from 4 pm to 6 pm. 

If you wish to escape the crowds and enjoy a private experience, visit during the initial opening hours at 10 am or during the closing time of Burj Khalifa. 

The best time to visit Burj Khalifa At The Top is from 10 am to 12 pm and in the evening before closing time at 11.45 am. 

If you plan to visit At The Top Sky, the best time to visit for the spectacular views is from 12 am to 6 pm. 

To escape crowds, visit At The Top Sky from 6 pm to 8 pm. 

Since most visitors return after visiting At The Top, At The Top sky is not very crowded and is comfortable throughout the day. 

Getting to Burj Khalifa 

Burj Khalifa is at 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates.

You can access Burj Khalifa Observation decks via the Dubai Mall only. 

By Car

You can take a taxi to the Burj Khalifa; it would cost you approximately AED 50 ($14).

Burj Khalifa is approximately 20 minutes from the Dubai International Airport. 

By  Metro 

Visitors can take the Red Line, which takes around 30 minutes to reach the Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall metro station. 

A metro train ride costs approximately AED 9 ($3), a much more viable option than a taxi.

Burj Khalifa is a 10 min walk from the metro station.

The Dubai Metro operates from 7 am to 11 pm from Saturday to Thursday. 

On Fridays, the metro operates from 10 am to 11 pm. 

By Bus 

By Bus
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Visitors can take routes 27, 28 and 29 to the Dubai Mall.

Line F13 takes tourists to Dubai Mall Entrance. 

You can also take bus no. X22 from Business Bay or bus 50 from International City to dubai mall. 

Entrances

At The Top

For confirmed tickets, the entrance is through the Dubai Mall. 

You will find a Burj Khalifa elevator on the Lower Ground floor, and then head to levels 124 and 125.

At The Top SKY

While there is no separate entrance for At The Top SKY, you can only access Level 148 through the elevator on Level 124.

You will need a specific confirmed At The Top SKY ticket to board the elevator.

Explore the Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building in the world, standing at 828 meters (2,716 feet).

Below are a few main attractions of Burj Khalifa: 

Elevator 

The elevators in the Burj Khalifa are among the fastest in the world, with a speed of up to 36 kilometers per hour (22 miles per hour). 

The elevators have a panoramic glass panel allowing passengers to enjoy the breathtaking view of Dubai’s skyline as they travel.

Riding the elevators of Burj Khalifa is a thrilling experience, as you can feel your ears pop while going up or climbing down. 

124th floor

The observation deck, known as “At the Top,” is located on the 124th floor and offers breathtaking views of Dubai’s skyline and surrounding areas. 

The 124th-floor houses indoor and outdoor observation decks; visitors can access them with appropriate tickets.

Visitors can purchase tickets to the observation deck and experience the stunning views from the top of the Burj Khalifa.

125th floor 

The 125th floor has the most spacious observation deck in the tower. 

It also has the Falcon’s Eye View telescope which apart from providing you with a 360-degree view of Dubai, will also help you spot many famous attractions of the city. 

On the 125th floor, there is a green screen photography area, where you can get pictures for your social media!

148th floor

The 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa is one of its observation decks, called the At the Top Sky. 

The observation deck features floor-to-ceiling glass walls and interactive exhibits that allow visitors to learn more about the building and the city.

Access to the 148th floor is limited and requires a special ticket, which includes a guided tour and refreshments. 

Restaurants

Restaurants
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As the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, houses several restaurants that offer stunning views of the city. 

Here is a list of Burj Khalifa Restaurants you cannot miss out on:

  • At.mosphere
  • Armani Amal
  • Armani Ristorante
  • Armani Mediterraneo
  • Armani Lounge
  • Armani Hashi
  • Armani Deli

Burj Khalifa Ticket FAQs 

How much does it cost to visit the Burj Khalifa?

A visit to Burj Khalifa is priced anywhere between AED 174 ($47) to AED 387 ($105), depending on the sites you wish to see.

How long before the scheduled time should I visit?

We advise arriving 15 to 30 minutes before the appointed time for security checks.

How do I get Burj Khalifa tickets?

You can book Burj Khalifa tickets online or from the physical counter in Burj Khalifa. 

Online tickets offer the skip the line entry, priority access and are the most convenient means to secure your admission to Burj Khalifa. 

Where is the entrance to Burj Khalifa?

With confirmed tickets, there is only one entrance to Burj Khalifa- through the elevator at the Dubai Mall. 

What is the best time to visit Burj Khalifa?

The best time to visit Burj Khalifa will depend on your preferences, but we recommend visiting during prime hours!

Attractions near Burj Khalifa

Dubai is home to many world marvels, and some of them are around the Burj Khalifa. 

As we list all the attractions near the skyscraper, take note and visit them for sure!

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Dubai Frame tickets

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The View at The Palm Tickets

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