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Address: 1 Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard | Downtown Dubai, Dubai 9440, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
+971 4 366 1688
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Described as both a ‘Vertical City’ and ‘A Living Wonder,’ Burj Khalifa,...

Described as both a ‘Vertical City’ and ‘A Living Wonder,’ Burj Khalifa, developed by Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC, is the world’s tallest building.

Rising gracefully from the desert, Burj Khalifa honours the city with its extraordinary union of art, engineering and meticulous craftsmanship.

At 828 metres (2,716.5 ft), the 200 plus storey Burj Khalifa has 160 habitable levels, the most of any building in the world. The tower was inaugurated on January 4, 2010, and is responsible for a number of world-firsts. The tower became the world’s tallest man-made structure just 1,325 days after excavation work started in January 2004.

Burj Khalifa utilised a record-breaking 330,000 cubic metres of concrete; 39,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement; 103,000 square metres of glass; and 15,500 square metres of embossed stainless steel. The tower took 22 million man hours to build.

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Amazing Building

If you are in Dubai you literally cannot miss the Burj Khalifa. It is absolutely stunning and towers over everything else, obviously it does as it is the tallest in the world! But... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in Dubai you literally cannot miss the Burj Khalifa. It is absolutely stunning and towers over everything else, obviously it does as it is the tallest in the world! But it has to be seen to be believed. I am used to seeing cityscapes where the tallest buildings dwarf the others but nothing like this. it is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be prepared to queue, even with a pre paid ticket. Try for a morning viewing as the afternoon and early evenings are very popular. Easy to find int e the shopping centre. Very good because it is the tallest building in the world. A bit pricy but not everybody get the chance to go so high.

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New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked our ticket for 5pm and paid extra because it was one of the sunset times. It was worth the extra in my opinion. We got to see the day view, watch to sun set, and then enjoy the night view. It was beautiful. I was disappointed that the photos didn't turn out because of the way the glass... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the not to be missed in Dubai. Yes the entrance fee is high but so is everything else in Dubai. I suggest you go to the top possible floor - the money difference is not that big and it is probably once in a life time. You get dates and coffee before you go and then... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Of course, while you're in Dubai, you have to see the Burj Khalifa and go to the top and see the awesome views. I definitely recommend trying to get discounted tickets from a travel company online rather than buying from the Burj directly. From Burj Khalifa At The Top website, tickets were like 550 AED/person (like $150). But we got... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went all the way to the top, and it was nice to buy the most expensive tickets that went to the top, because you are then able to pass the other queue as an prioritized guest. It was a bit expensive though. Nice view.

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Tyne & Wear UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Khalifa around 11.00am it's cheaper to do in the mornings almost half the price of an afternoon. There are a few different types of tickets i.e. fast track to jump the queue etc but personally l think an ordinary priced ticket around £28-£30 is enough to pay and l did this online beforhand which is good as you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Too much hanging around and not sure where to queue even tbough i had tickets Eventually after getting shunted from one place to another had to walk for ages then queue again....got to top and views were spectacular but did not warrant the price. Views better on the groub5in my opinion

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As everyone knows its the tallest. Uilding in the world When you visit this place. Keep the following in mind 1. Visit once in the morning or afternoon for a nice view of the building with less distractions and crowds. 2. You get good light and photo oppurtunity in mornings 3. Come back again at night to see the lighting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

phenomenal birds eye view of Dubai. So high in the sky that your ears pop in the lifts going to the 'top' must see!

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Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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