Towering at 828 meters (2,716.5 feet), the Burj Khalifa holds the record as tallest structure in the world. While not all of us can be like Tom Cruise and sit atop the spire or scale the building as done for the 2011 film "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," there are several other ways to experience the majesty of the world's tallest building - from climbing to its observation decks to flying by on a plane or helicopter to taking photographs from afar (the best way to get the whole height of the building in a picture) during a city tour.
Get your At the Top, Burj Khalifa ticket and enjoy breathtaking views from the Level 124 and Level 125 observation decks. Upgrade to FAST TRACK entry to skip the main ticket line or choose special sunset time slot. You can also book a ticket with transfer taking you from your hotel to the Burj Khalifa and back.
Climb up to levels 148 and 125 for an exclusive access to the highest outdoor observatory in the world and see Dubai from a soaring 555 meter height. Book tickets for the At The Top, Burj Khalifa SKY Experience or request a ticket with transfer for convenient hotel pick-up.
Located in the heart of downtown Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is surrounded by several world-class commercial and leisure attractions. Shop at The Dubai Mall, visit the Dubai Aquarium, watch a Dubai Fountain show or dine at some of the most superb establishments around.
By Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour routes are designed to make Dubai’s top landmarks easily accessible from its stops. Check the list of stops for the Dubai Mall for access to the Burj Khalifa.
By Car from Dubai or Abu Dhabi
Burj Khalifa is located near the 1st interchange along Sheikh Zayed Road. Take the 1st interchange, proceed through Financial Centre Road (formerly Doha Street) and take the road to the Dubai Mall on the right hand side.
Parking is available in The Dubai Mall
By RTA Bus Service
The Roads and Travel Authority (RTA) of Dubai offers bus services from the Deira Gold Souk. The buses arrive and depart from The Dubai Mall at regular intervals.
By Dubai Metro
The Burj Khalifa is easily accessible from the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Station stop of the Dubai Metro Red Line. Please refer to a Dubai Metro Stations Map.
Completed in 2010, the 828 meter high Burj Khalifa currently holds the following records*:
- Tallest building in the world (previously Taipei 101 2004-2010)
- Tallest free-standing structure in the world (previously CN Tower 1975–2007)
- Highest outdoor observation deck in the world (previously Canton Tower 2011–2014)
- Highest number of stories in the world (more than 160 stories)
- Tallest service elevator in the world
*Facts & figures as of 2015
I made two bookings originally, one for early evening tour and an afternoon tour, but was told that it might be a bit too tight schedule wise, and they suggested the morning tour instead. It turned out to be perfect, because it took some time before taking off, like they had to weigh each passengers and arrange seat assignment. Once on board, it was like a dream come true! All the tall buildings, human intellects who built these buildings, and the townscape of developing Dubai... I learned so much from this tour! <Translated by VELTRA.com>
thank you so much for your help in my adventure which was more than I was expecting.
Wanted to go to Ferrari World. Train from Business Bay Sta. The closest station to the apron is Jebel Ali Metro Sta. but no taxi stand, so got off at Ibn Battuta Sta. 3 stations before Jebel Ali, and took a taxi. Train comes every 5 mins (about Dh3). Taxi ride for about 20km no more than 30mins (Dh40). Just tell the driver “Sea Plane". You see the green Welcome signboard and the farthest door of the building on your left is the reception. Show your voucher and passport. They give you a bottle of water, a boarding pass, an admission ticket to Ferrari World, and a briefing. On the aircraft, if you pay Dh200 more, you can possibly get the couple seats at the back. Golf cart took us to the apron.3 European men, 2 of us, and a pilot got on and after another briefing for the flight, finally took off from the water. The views from above were fantastic. Palm Jumeirah on my right and Ferrari World on my left. Also saw desert area and buildings looking like refinery. This was my first time to ride a Cessna but I had no worry. Upon arrival, staff welcomed us and gave us refreshing wet wipes. Arranged us a taxi to Ferrari World, which we didn't have to pay. At Ferrari World, just showed our tickets at the gate. It is an indoor park, so was cool. Park map is at the info counter. Maybe because of weekday morning, it was not crowded. My primary purpose was Formula Rossa and no queue! A thrilling ride with an acceleration to 240km/h in 5 seconds. The World fastest coaster! Speed of Magic is shaky like Star Tours at Disneyland, so if worry about motion sickness, take a medicine. Enjoy shopping at the Ferrari Shops. I could have gone to Abu Dhabi and taken a coach to Dubai, but decided to take a taxi (117km/90 minutes/Dh180) instead. I found this option not expensive. But our taxi driver wasn't familiar with Dubai, so I had to show the map. With stunning views from above, Ferrari World, and nice staff, I highly recommend this tour. <Translated by VELTRA.com>
I loved going all the way to 125th floor it was amazing! Stunning views and I took so many pictures! I have to come back