Dubai Burj Khalifa Tickets: Level 124 & 125
- Valid: 1 day
- Optional audio guide
The most breathtaking view in Dubai is from the top of the Burj Khalifa, but how do you take a photo that illustrates just how tall the world's tallest building is? Here are our top five spots in Dubai for taking amazing photos of this architectural giant.
From the Waterfall Entrance on the Lower Ground level of the Dubai Mall, the world's biggest mall, you get two views at once: the Burj Khalifa and the romantic Dubai Fountains water show.
Most lounges inside this luxury hotel offer brilliant vistas of the Burj Khalifa. We suggest afternoon tea on the Risala terrace, or drinks in the Neos sky lounge (on the 63rd floor).
Located 3 kilometers from the Burj Khalifa, this green space offers a dose of tranquility within the city - and unique photos looking back across the lake, towards Dubai's skyscrapers.
Be patient and get creative. The Burj Khalifa is so tall that it will look out of proportion compared to almost everything else in the city! This gives you a serious chance to go on a photography mission, and a really fun excuse to explore all that Dubai has to offer (perhaps with an organized tour!).
Once you've taken an incredible photo, make sure you go to the At The Top observation deck inside Burj Khalifa and celebrate. Tip: Buy a ticket in advance in order to avoid up to 1.5-hour wait times.
The summer season will be cheapest, but it will also be incredibly hot. From November to April, the temperatures will be plenty warm for the beach without being too overwhelming. One additional planning tip: the holy month of Ramadan (when many Dubai locals will be fasting from dawn until dusk) has a big impact on the city's tourist hotspots.
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Everything was very well organised. You had to queue inside, a bit like a theme park. The ride up in the lift , although it was 125 floors up, was very smooth and quick. We went up at 2pm and the views are amazing. We also went on the floor below which was outside. We had a meal at the Burj club afterwards and it was delicious. The club is lovely, with views of the fountains, however they don’t start until 6pm
Second activity booked after dessert safari with the same agent . Accurate pick up time . Our guide , Haseeb, gave us plenty of information for the visiting sites and also for the history of the UAE. Plenty of time at the Mosque and the presidential palace . Some more time probably needed at the emirates palace . Restaurant visited ,with buffet provided , of average rating. Highly suggested agency and guide !
Excellent view. We had booked at 10 am to 1130 am. It almost took us 1 and half hour for the tour. After 4 pm the charges are more due to the sunset view. You may book at 3 pm and still enjoy the sunset. I don't think anyone tells you tk leave by 1 and haf hour. It's a must if you are in Dubai.
See the magic up close and personal. I've seen both the Las Vegas and Dubai fountain shows and they are both spectacular. You get a brilliant view, the best opportunity for videos/photos and an opportunity to boat round the largest man-made lake in the world. Would definitely recommend.
A really good way to see the fountains away from the crowds