So what’s the view like from the top of the tallest building in the world? Spectacular! When travelling to Dubai, make sure that your itinerary includes a visit to the highest observatory in the world and you find yourself standing at the Top of Burj Khalifa.

at-the-top-of-burj-khalifa-10The Burj Khalifa experience begins from the elevator ride

The experience of visiting the Burj Khalifa is broken down into two levels: Level 125 and Level 148. There are two different packages, you can check which one suits you best online.

View from the observatory deck on the 124th level

First you pass through a corridor displaying all the stages of the construction of the Burj Khalifa until you reach the high-speed elevator which will take you up to the observatory deck on the 124th floor.


at-the-top-of-burj-khalifa-4The ride takes exactly one-minute. You can experience it for yourself by watching the video below.


Level 124-125

As the elevator doors will slide open you will find yourself standing in front of floor-to-ceiling glass walls which open up to 360-degrees view of the city, reaching far out into the desert.


at-the-top-of-burj-khalifa-1If you opt for the Level 124 package you will also get access to level 125 which is connected with a 36 step oak wood staircase, illuminated by an impressive crystal LED chandelier.

The impressive LED chandelier

img_8903There are telescopes available on both level 124 and 125 featuring full HD camera with high zoom to explore the city from the sky.


There is a souvenir shop on level 125 and you can also send a postcard right from the Top of Burj Khalifa, there is a postbox available.

at-the-top-of-burj-khalifa-9If you do decide to go for the Level 148 package, there is a special elevator which takes you up to 555 meters where you will witness Dubai from the highest observatory deck in the world.

The At the Top of Burj Khalifa tour usually lasts 1.5 hours however you can stay as long as you like.

Booking your visit online

There are two options: the non-prime hours and prime-hours which are priced differently. If you go to by the ticket on the spot they will usually tell you that it’s fully booked and there is only the expensive package which is at  AED500 (approximately 120 EUR). If you have booked online you can pay AED 125 (approximately 30 EUR) during non-prime hours.

Tip: Burj Khalifa gets very busy and on occasions you will not be able to purchase the standard ticket, this is why we recommend that you pre-book your ticket. Save time and money here.

img_8951Have you been At the Top of Burj Khalifa? How was your experience?


Elena Sergeeva has an accomplished career in tourism marketing and has worked for top Greek and international tourism brands. Elena has worked with luxury hotel brands managing business development and foreign market opportunities in lucrative markets including Russia. Elena is the founder of several professional blogs including Passion for Greece, Passion for Hospitality and Passion for Dubai. Her website development and blogging work has been featured in travel industry and Greek major media outlets.

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