The Burj Khalifa is the tallest skyscraper in the world. The needle-shaped building is 2716 feet high (828 metres) and has 200 stories (163 habitable floors). The tower has 57 lifts, weighs 500,000 tonnes, and is covered in 28,601 glass panels. The tower is home to offices, private apartments, bars, restaurants, a hotel (with its own spa and several restaurants), a swimming pool and gym complex, and its public observation decks. It was was designed to look like a hymenocallis, a beautiful desert flower typical of the United Arab Emirates. It is also a good shape for reducing wind resistance and making sure that people inside the tower get the best possible views from most parts of the building. The architects tested their building designs in wind tunnels to make sure they were safe. You might hear the building creak slightly during extremely high winds, but it is totally safe.
The visiting time of the tower is on average an hour and a half but it also depends on the type of ticket purchased. At certain times the observation decks are more crowded and expensive so you have to choose the option that suits you best.
Sunset is the most common and suggestive time to visit the Burj Khalifa. For a cheaper ticket and fewer visitors, book a ticket in the morning or after dark.
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Witness the views over Dubai from the observation deck of levels 124 and 125 of the iconic Burj Khalifa and enjoy the adrenaline-pumping experiences at Sky Views Dubai with this combo entry ticket.
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Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and a symbol of Dubai’s urban style. Guests can visit the 124th, 125th, and 148th floors for outdoor observation decks and breathtaking views, or take a trip to the new Lounge on floors 152, 153, and 154 for the highest view in the world.
Construction work on the Burj Khalifa began on 21 September 2004 and ended on 4 January 2010, more than one year after the originally planned date.
In Arabic, “Burj” means tower and “Khalifa” is a term that refers to the ruler of the United Arab Emirates. The tower was originally meant to be called the Burj Dubai (Dubai Tower) but was renamed in honor of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan after he helped the emirate of Dubai with debt problems.
The entire structure is surrounded by a park of about 11 hectares with gardens full of varieties of plants and trees, bridges and ornamental fountains automatically fed by a water system that uses the approximately 3.3 million liters of water that derive every year. from the conditioning of the entire structure, which has an average daily requirement of over 9,000 liters. In addition, several sculptures by various Middle Eastern and international artists have also found their place in the park.
Useful information for your visit to the Burj Khalifa.
The address is: 1, Burj Dubai Boulevard
To visit the Burj Khalifa the times are as follows:
The ‘At the Top’ observation deck on floor 124 is open from 8:30 am to 11 pm.
The ‘SKY’ observation deck on floor 148 is open from 9:30 am to 10 pm.
To reach the Burj Khalifa you can take:
Metro: red line of the Dubai Metro to Burj Khalifa Metro Station.