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Visiting At The Top, Burj Khalifa | The world’s tallest observation deck

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Towering over the Dubai's landscape at an impressive height of 2,716 feet, the Burj Khalifa is one of the most popular attractions in "The Gold City". An impressive engineering feat, the striking needle-shaped skyscraper dominates the Dubai skyline, offering spectacular view of the city from the observation decks. There are two main Burj Khalifa ticket options - 'Burj Khalifa At the Top' and 'Burj Khalifa At the Top Sky'.

At The Top, Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa boasts two observatory decks, one on the 125th floor and the other on the 148th floor. Depending on your choice, you can enjoy the panoramic view they offer, from 452 meters and 555 meters above sea level, respectively.

At The Top

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At The Top Sky

You will get to explore the Burj Khalifa’s lower observatory decks situated on the 124th and 125th floors with Burj Khalifa At the Top tickets. Decorated in traditional Arabic mashrabiya style, the floor-to-ceiling windows provide a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the city. You can make use of the numerous telescopes at the deck to observe various popular landmarks of the city. Apart from the indoor section with touch-screen cameras, the outdoor observation deck offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the city. AT the 125th floor, you will also get to enjoy Dubai- A Falcon's Eye View, an interactive display that allows you to observe Dubai to the minutest detail.

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Located more than 20 floors higher, you will gain access to the upper observation deck with your At the Top Sky ticket. It covers access to the 124th, 125th and 148th floors, offering you a complete experience of the legendary tower. Indulge in a personalized guided tour and enjoy the view from the highest observation deck in the world with Burj Khalifa- At the Top Sky tickets. At the Top Sky also allows you to discover various popular attractions of the city with the help of motion sensors. Don’t forget to indulge in the complimentary refreshments provided.

At The Top, Burj Khalifa ticket options

There are plenty of At The Top, Burj Khalifa tickets you can choose from. If you're interested in a Burj Khalifa guided tour, we have a few stellar options listed for it too!

PS: At The Top , Burj Khalifa sunset tickets are the most popular and consequently the hardest to get. Book yours in advance!

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At The Top, Burj Khalifa: Experience

From riding the world’s fastest elevator to taking in the unrivaled view of the Dubai skyline, visiting Burj Khalifa is filled with unique experiences. Read on for a detailed explanation of what you can expect from your visit to the world’s tallest building.


If you have an At the Top ticket, you can access the Burj Khalifa through the lower ground floor of the Dubai Mall. All you have to do is show your confirmation email at the counter located at the At The Top entrance. Once you reach your destination, you will be given a brief introduction to the Burj Khalifa and how it was constructed. Depending on your choice of ticket, you will be treated to some mouthwatering Arabic coffee and dates as well. Know all about the Burj Khalifa entrance before you plan your visit.

World’s fastest elevator

You will then be escorted into the world’s fastest elevator. How often do you get to travel at a speed of 10 meters per second?! It will take you just one minute to travel across 124 floors and reach the lower observation deck. Even though your ride will end at the 124th or 148th floor depending on your choice of tour, you will see that there are floors listed up to the 154th level! To add to this exhilarating experience, there are projections that show you how many meters you have risen at any given point.

124th floor

The 124th floor sports both indoor and outdoor observation decks that offer you a spectacular view of the Dubai skyline. Though it is covered with large glass panels, the outdoor area has small openings through which you can click glass-free photographs. The electronic telescope here allows you to observe the spectacular view in detail. You can also visit the gift shop on this floor if you want to bring back home a few souvenirs for friends and family.

125 th floor

The 125th floor boasts the most spacious observation deck in the tower. Apart from giving you a 360-degree view of the city, it also houses the Falcon’s Eye View telescope that provides you with a unique perspective of Dubai. With this telescope, you can spot many popular attractions of the city from your vantage point. You will be greeted by Guest Ambassadors who will tell you interesting tidbits about the city. The 125th floor also offers a green screen photography area where you can immortalize your visit.

148 th floor

If you have purchased Burj Khalifa- At the Top Sky tickets, you will be ushered to the 148th floor, which houses the highest observation deck in the world. After enjoying your refreshments, you are free to observe the world from a staggering height of 555 meters. Apart from the spacious cabin that sports floor-to-ceiling windows, there is an outdoor viewing area from where you can enjoy unhindered views of the ocean. You can stay here up to 45 minutes before you take the elevator to the 125th floor.

Other attractions at the Burj Khalifa


Located at level 122, this luxury restaurant and lounge offers you a plethora of gastronomical wonders. Combine the exquisite food with the breathtaking views and you have got yourself an unbeatable experience. You can choose from an extensive menu of international cuisines. The restaurant also hosts a ladies night every Tuesday!

Cuisines: International
Price for two: AED 750
Opening hours: 7 AM to 12 AM

Armani Lounge

Located at the lobby level, this premium restaurant is ideal for both complete meals and finger food. Boasting of Italian and Global cuisines, they also offer a vast array of beverages. Strategically located to enjoy premium views of the Dubai Fountain, this fine-dine restaurant also offers an extraordinary lounge experience.

Cuisines: European, Italian
Price for two: AED 600
Open Hours: 8.00 AM – 2.00 AM

At The Top, Burj Khalifa - In a nutshell

When to visit?

Prime hours: 4 PM to 6 PM

Non-prime hours: 8 AM to 4 PM & 6 PM to 11 PM
Least expensive tickets: 8:30 AM to 10 AM & 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Least crowded: After 8.30 PM


If you are visiting the observation deck At The Top, you can enter through the lower ground floor of the Dubai Mall. On the other hand, if you are visiting the in-house restaurant At.mosphere or staying at the in-house Armani Hotel, you can enter through the main entrance.

Getting there:

Nearest metro station: Burj Khalifa metro station (Red line)
Nearest bus stop: The Dubai Mall bus stop


Wheelchair accessible
Luggage room

Burj Khalifa: Nearby attractions

Dubai Mall

Located next to the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall is one of the largest shopping destinations in the world. Covering an expansive area of 1 million sqm, it houses more than 1,200 retail shops. Complete with an olympic-sized ice rink and a gigantic food court, the Dubai Mall is definitely worth a visit. Click here for the Dubai Mall timings.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Located at the ground level of the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is touted to be one of the largest suspended aquariums in the world. The 10-million litre Dubai Aquarium tank houses aquatic animals of more than 140 species. Apart from witnessing hundreds of aquatic beings, you can also take part in the adventure activities they offer such as cage snorkeling.

Dubai Fountain

Set on the manmade Burj Late, the Dubai Fountain offers a spectacular music, light and water show. The show takes place every 30 minutes, from 6 PM onwards. Watching the water sway to popular tunes like Michael Jackson’s Thriller is an experience not to be missed. One way to make the most of this experience is by watching the show from the traditional Abra boat as you sail along the Burj Lake.

Burj Khalifa: Visiting tips

  • Enjoy the Dubai Fountain Show from the Burj Khalifa. Catching the fountain show from the tallest building in the world is a unique experience that should not be missed. So keep the fountain show timings in mind when you book your Burj Khalifa tickets.
  • Pre-book your tickets. The Burj Khalifa is one of the most popular attractions in Dubai. This means that there is a good chance that you will not be able to get tickets if you wait till the last minute.
  • Eat something in advance. Food and drinks are not allowed in the observation decks, so make sure that you grab a light meal before you begin your visit. You can have a hearty mean in one of the Burj Khalifa restaurants.
  • Arrive at least 30 mins before your time slot.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Some areas of the observation desk do not have chairs or couches, which means that you will be standing for the majority of your visit. Make sure that you wear comfortable shoes for a pleasant experience.
  • Dress in layers. The outdoor decks can get quite windy, especially during the night. It is advisable to carry a light jacket to protect yourself from the chill.


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