Visit the Burj Khalifa – At the Top

A visit to Dubai is not complete without a visit to the highest tower in the world, the Burj Khalifa. As a tourist you need to buy a Burj Khalifa ticket to visit the Burj Khalifa to enjoy the beautiful view over the Dubai skyline. The popular attraction At the Top – Burj Khalifa is located at the 124th floor of the Bur Khalifa, 452 meters above the ground. From this immense height you have an amazing 360 degree panoramic view of Dubai.

With your Burj Khalifa Tickets you are able to visit the observation platform in The Burj Khalifa. A part of the observation platform is inside and a part is outside, from where you can enjoy the view behind glass. At the outside area there are open pieces in the windows so you can photograph and / or film here. From the inside you look towards the south-west of Dubai where you can see the famous Palm Jumeirah island and the luxurious Burj al Arab hotel in the distance. In good weather you can even see a part of the Dubai Marina and The World islands. From the outside area you can view the eastern part of Dubai, including the Sheikh Zayed Road with all its skyscrapers, Downtown Dubai with the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain, the Souk Al Bahar, The Palace Hotel and in the distance the Dubai Frame.

De Burj Khalifa in Dubai

At The Top, Burj Khalifa SKY

Beside to the normal At The Top observation platform, the Burj Khalifa has had a second observation platform, At The Top, Burj Khalifa SKY. This observation deck is located on the 148th floor, 555 meters above the ground, making it the highest observation deck in the world.

Tickets for At The Top, Burj Khalifa SKY have to be purchased separately and are considerably more expensive than those of At the Top. For that you get more luxury, a private guide and an even better view of the city! You can order your Burj Khalifa SKY tickets directly online at the website of Tiqets.

With a ticket from At The Top, Burj Khalifa SKY you also get the opportunity to visit the virtual attraction “Dubai, A Falcon’s Eye View”. This can be found on the 125th floor, one floor above At the Top and over 456 meters above the ground. This attraction offers the visitors a unique virtual experience where you look down on Dubai through the eyes of a falcon and fly over the famous sights of Dubai.

Tickets Burj Khalifa SKY
Tickets for At The Top, Burj Khalifa SKY on the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa can be booked online at Tiqets.com. You can pay your tickets directly online using PayPal or credit card and you will receive the tickets within a few hours in your mailbox. Tickets for the 148th floor include entrance to the 124th and 125th floor of the Burj Khalifa.

Tickets for Burj Khalifa At The Top
Do you only want to visit the 124th and 125th floor in the Burj Khalifa? You can easily order your At The Top tickets on the Tiqets.com website or the GetYourGuide website. Prices start at 38 dollar per person for the normal tickets. Tickets during the busier hours like the sunset can be more expensive than the normal At the Top tickets.


At the Top observation deck

The Burj Khalifa can only be visited for people who have bought a ticket for the At the Top observation deck, or you are a guest at the luxurious Armani hotel, or you have an appointment at one of the companies in the tower or you visit residents in the highest tower of the world. For normal tourists, buying a ticket for At The Top is the only way to visit the highest tower in the world. The entrance to Burj Khalifa – At the Top is located in the Dubai Mall, on the Lower Ground (LG). The entrance to At the Top is clearly indicated on the many signs and maps in the shopping center.

At the Top works with tickets with a time, so that the flow of visitors can be properly regulated and prevented that too many people are there at the same time. During the sunset it can be a little busier on the observation deck than normal because people who stay up for the sunset stay there longer. Those who booked their Burj Khalifa tickets online have chosen a specific time, please note that you are at the entrance of At the Top at this time to join the queue for the security check. If you come too late, you may not be allowed to go up anymore, so be on time! In the security check you go through a safety gate similar to that at the airports. Make sure that you can not take certain items upwards, they are clearly indicated at the entrance.

After the security check, the next row follows, the row for the lifts. During the popular times around the sunset, you may have to wait some time before you can go upstairs. So keep this in mind when selecting your time as you book tickets. Going through the security check, the row at the lift and taking the lift upwards costs you on average between 20 and 30 minutes. Once you have arrived at the lift you go up at a speed of no less than 42 kilometers per hour without really noticing this. Pay especially attention to the floor counter in the elevator, which is super fast. The lifts in the Burj Khalifa are among the fastest in the world so you have arrived in no time on the 124th floor.

Het At The Top observatieplatform in de Burj Khalifa in Dubai

Once arrived on the 124th floor you can enjoy the 360 ​​degree view of Dubai. And once you are upstairs you can stay here as long as you want. Those who have not had enough of the view and would like to see more can buy an upgrade on the 124th floor to the Burj Khalifa, At the Top SKY attraction which takes you to a height of 555 meters.

If you are on top of the 124th floor, you can stay as long as you want. Most visitors spend for the visit to the observation deck about 30 to 40 minutes. On the 124th floor you can buy Burj Khalifa souvenirs or post a letter if you want to. Those who want to share their photos and selfies on social media and with family and friends can do so directly thanks to the free Wi-Fi on all three floors.

Burj Khalifa – At The Top is fully accessible for the disabled and wheelchairs. Guide dogs can also be taken upstairs. Unfortunately, there are no facilities for the visually impaired and deaf people.

The best time/ moment to visit At the Top

The best moment to visit Burj Khalifa – At the Top is one hour before the sunset, roughly between five and six in the winter months. During this period the sun will go down between half past 6 and 6 o’clock, depending on the month. Are you going to visit the Burj Khalifa in the summer months? Then the sun goes down between 7 o’clock and a quarter past 7. Look for the current times of the sunset in Dubai on this website. Here the sunrise and sunset times are listed per day or google at time of day under Dubai.

By booking a ticket just before the sunset you actually have two for the price of 1. You see Dubai by daylight and in the dark. Because of the security check and the bustle at the lift you are still busy for about half an hour before you are upstairs. So keep this in mind when choosing the time. Just before the sunset you can also enjoy the “blue hour” from a great height. During the sunset you see the many lights in the city and you can see Dubai slowly getting dark.

De Burj Khalifa in Dubai, het hoogste gebouw van de wereld

Travel to Burj Khalifa – At the Top?

The Burj Khalifa itself can of course be seen from a far distance, but a frequently asked question is where exactly the entrance to At the Top is located. The entrance to Burj Khalifa – At the Top can be found in the Dubai Mall, to be precise on level LG (Lower Ground) near Bloomingdale’s Home and the entrance / exit to the Waterfront Promenade and the Dubai Fountain. You can also follow the signs in the Dubai mall, At The Top. Look for a map of the Dubai Mall on the website of the shopping center. The Dubai Mall is easily accessible by car, taxi and public transport.

By car
The Dubai Mall is thanks to its location on the ongoing Financial Road and close to the intersection with the busy Sheikh Zayed Road, perfectly accessible by car. Those with a navigation system can enter 25 ° 11.922 and 55 ° 16.805 as GPS coordinates. There are more than 14,000 covered parking spaces available, so not so quickly you will find a full parking garage

Public transport
For those who like to travel to Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa by public transport, it is best to catch the metro. Dubai has an excellent metro connection and the red line, which runs parallel with the busy Sheik Zayed Road, has a station at the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa.

From the metro station you walk via a covered and cooled Metro Link Bridge within a short 10 minutes from the metro station into the Dubai Mall. You enter via this bridge on the second floor of the Dubai Mall. From here you can take the elevator or the escalator to the lower ground and the entrance to the At the Top. It is also possible to travel with the Dubai Trolley from the metro station to the Dubai Mall.

You can also travel by bus to the Dubai Mall. From the Deira Gold Souk bus station, line 27 runs to the Dubai Mall. The buses arrive at P2 Cinema Car Park on the Lower Ground floor. Circa every 15 minutes a bus arrives here and a bus leaves.

For those who do not feel comfortable with public transport, you can also travel to Dubai Mall or Burj Khalifa by cab. Every taxi driver in Dubai knows the way to the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa.

Tickets Burj Khalifa & At The Top

There are two types of tickets for sale at Burj Khalifa – At the Top. First there is the normal Burj Khalifa ticket which is pre-booked on a day and time of your choice. Beside that, there is the Fast Track Ticket, which gives you direct access to At the Top immediately after you have purchased the ticket at the At The Top counter in the Dubai Mall. These Fast Track tickets are more expensive than a normal ticket, you have to pay 300 AED per person, both for children and for adults.

The normal Burj Khalifa tickets are a lot cheaper, the price depends on the chosen time. Keep in mind that Burj Khalifa – At the Top is a very popular destination, and tickets for the same day and the days after are almost always sold out at the ticket office in Dubai Mall and online. Booking your tickets in time is therefore recommended.

If you do not want to be surprised, it is advisable to book yout tickets for the Burj Khalifa in advance at this website. The best thing to do is to book your tickets a few weeks in advance, especially if you want to visit the tower at the popular times during the sunset, during the weekends or on public holidays.

You can buy your tickets online for Burj Khalifa – At the Top via the website of Tiqets.com and GetYourGuide. At both websites you can pay in dollar, euro or pound and you do not have to deal with exchange rates and you can easily pay online with creditcard and Paypal.


Normal tickets outside the busy hours (08:30 until 16:00 and 18:30 until 00:00)
– Adults (over 12 years): 39 dollar
– Children (between 4 and 12 years): 29 dollar
– Children under 4 years: free entrance
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Regular tickets during busy hours and sunset (4:00 pm untill 6:30 pm)
– Adults (older than 12 years): 61 dollar
– Children (between 4 and 12 years): 51 dollar
– Children under 4 years: free entrance
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Fast Track Tickets – direct access
– Adults (older than 12 years): 300 AED
– Children (between 4 and 12 years): 300 AED
– Children under 4 years: free entrance
Order your At The Top tickets directly online >>

Burj Khalifa 124 & Lunch or Dinner at The Burj Club rooftop
Experience a ride on the world’s fastest elevator and take in 360-degree views from the Level 124 observation platform at the Burj Khalifa. Then, indulge in a 3-course lunch or dinner at the Burj Club on the 5th floor. With this 5-hour program you’ll head to the 124th level of Burj Khalifa. Then head down to the 5th floor to enjoy a 3-course lunch or dinner at the Burj Club for an alfresco dining experience overlooking The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa
Order your At The Top tickets with lunch or diner online >>

View the sunrise in the Burj Khalifa
Do you want to see the sun rise from the highest building in the world? Then there are the sunrise tickets for the Burj Khalifa. You can book a ticket from 6.30 in the morning until 8 o’clock in the morning to see the sun rise over Dubai while you are more than 400 meters above the ground. A unique experience! The price per person for a sunrise ticket including breakfast is 39 dollar. You can book your sunrise ticket direclty online at this website. These special tickets can only be booked for the winter months.

Burj Khalifa tickets including hotel pick-up
Would you like to be picked up at your hotel and brought back to your hotel and visit in the meantime the Burj Khalifa. That is possible, book your tickets for the Burj Khalifa – At The Top including a hotel pickup directly online at this website from 90 dollar per person.

Combi ticket Burj Khalifa and Dubai Aquarium
Do you also want to visit the Dubai Aquarium in the Dubai Mall? Book a combi ticket Burj Khalifa & Dubai Aquarium and receive a big discount! You can book your combi ticket for the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Aquarium at the website of Tiqets.com from 59 dollar per person.

The prices and opening times mentioned above may have changed due to the exchange rate of the dollar and the dirham. So look at the website of the ticket seller of the tickets for the most current prices and availability.

At The Top - Burj Khalifa Dubai

Opening hours and general information

At the Top in Burj Khalifa and At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY are open daily from 8:30 am to midnight. It is possible to go to the observation platform up to three quarters of an hour before closing time.

Pay attention!
In connection with the safety checks and the limited capacity of the lifts, it can take up to 30 minutes before you are actually upstairs. For safety reasons, it is not allowed to take your bags and luggage trolleys upstairs. For this purpose, special lockers are available at the entrance to the Check Room where you can store your luggage when you visit At the Top. When you leave the attraction you can then pick up your luggage again.

It is not allowed to bring certain items upwards. Some speak for themselves such as fireworks, explosives, knives and pepper spray but also felt-tip pens, paint spray cans, alcohol, glass bottles and shoes with wheels that are very popular with children can not go upstairs. It is also not allowed to take pets upstairs, except for a guide dog.


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