How to Reach the Top of Burj Khalifa

By Kaivalya Kale

The Burj Khalifa is super close to Dubai Mall, so it’s really easy to get there.

Actually, the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall are connected. The primary Burj Khalifa entrance goes right through Dubai Mall.

To reach the Burj Khalifa, just go into Dubai Mall and take the elevators on the lower ground floor near the food court.

When you’re there, you’ll see two lines. One is for people who have tickets to go up to the observation decks called At The Top Burj Khalifa.

The other line is for people who don’t have tickets.

If you have a ticket, take the double-deck elevator that goes up to the At The Top, Burj Khalifa or At The Top Burj Khalifa SKY observation decks.

Once you’re at the top, you’ll be amazed by the awesome views of the city and the Arabian Gulf. You can even see the desert stretching out in front of you.

Reaching the Top

The Burj Khalifa has an elevator that’s super speedy and one of the fastest in the world.

This elevator has two decks, and it will take you to floors 124 and 125 in just 60 seconds.

If you want the best experience, try to go early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

During these times, there are fewer people, so it’s less crowded.

Plus, the sunlight hits the building at a great angle, making the view from the top of the world’s tallest skyscraper even more amazing.

What to do after you reach the Burj Khalifa At The Top Entrance?

What to do after you reach the Burj Khalifa At The Top Entrance
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Once you reach the observation decks on floors 124, 125, and 148 of the Burj Khalifa, there are lots of amazing things to explore.

There’s also a café, a souvenir shop, and an interactive multimedia presentation inside the building.

But here’s the really exciting part: you can even experience a 3D virtual reality adventure that lets you explore the outside of the building.

It’s like you’re right there, but in a virtual world.

If you head to the outdoor terrace, you’ll find a telescope that you can use to look at the stars and enjoy the amazing views of the city.

It’s like having a super clear view from way up high.

After that, you can visit the peaceful Burj Khalifa Park, which is on the ground level and has beautiful gardens, pavilions, and ponds.

It’s a nice place to relax and take a break from the heights.

Finally, when you’re ready to head down, you can take the elevator back to the ground level.

From there, you can explore the awesome Dubai Mall, which is nearby.

There, you’ll find tons of shops to go shopping, lots of places to eat delicious food, and even entertainment options like movies and games.

So, the Burj Khalifa isn’t just about the view from the top. There’s a whole world of fun waiting for you inside and outside the building.


Where is the entrance to Burj Khalifa?

Burj Khalifa has one main entrance, through the Dubai Mall. The entrance is located on the Lower Ground Level of the mall, near the Dubai fountain.

Is entry to Burj Khalifa free?

No, entry to Burj Khalifa is not free; tickets are required to visit the observation decks.

The cost of tickets varies depending on the time of day and the level you choose to visit.

At the Top tickets cost AED 173 ($47) for adults (12+), AED 140 ($38) for children (4 to 11 years), and are free for infants (up to 3 years).

At the Top Sky, tickets cost AED 555 ($151) for adults (4+), AED 364 and are free for children (up to 3 years).

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Kaivalya seeks adventure in nature. He strolls through the woods, feeling peaceful energy and a sense of belonging in a chaotic world.