At the Top of Burj Khalifa in Dubai
- 1 At the Top of Burj Khalifa in Dubai
- 1.1 After waiting for quite a while I was there: At the Top of Burj Khalifa.
- 1.2 Conclusion
One thing that was on my bucket list for quite a while was a visit to the top of Burj Khalifa in Dubai. I missed it on my first trip but I finally made it and visited the highest building in the world.
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It is now standing at 828 meters high and has become one main attraction in Dubai.
When I visited Dubai for the first time, I did not have enough time to visit the top of Burj Khalifa and I was also on a budget, so visiting the top was one of my main priorities on my second trip.
There are two ticket options available. Either you can get access to level 124 and 125 or to level 148 (and level 124 and 125).
This makes a huge difference regarding prices. It also depends on the time you are visiting and regarding services, there is a fast lane for level 148. As far as I have heard, it does not offer necessarily a much better view though.
Burj Khalifa is located in Dubai Downtown, next to Dubai Mall, the biggest shopping center in the world. Well, apparently it is impossible to miss Burj Khalifa but finding the “entrance” takes some time.
I had access to level 124 and 125 and, either way, you have to get the ticket from Dubai Mall at the ticket store. It is on the LG floor, and there are signs with “At the top of Burj Khalifa“ everywhere. For us normal people there seems to be no direct way to get into Burj Khalifa.
You need to get a ticket first – so after you get that you need to stand in another line to get up Burj Khalifa.
You might have to stand in line for quite a while. If you do not have a VIP ticket (level 148) you need to be patient.
You have to pass security and then walk to the elevator (this includes more standing in line). When you take the lift, you will hear some interesting facts about the highest building in the world. This makes waiting a bit less boring, but it can still be tiring.
After waiting for quite a while I was there: At the Top of Burj Khalifa.
After over 45 minutes of waiting, I finally arrived at level 125. The view was nice, but the first impression was not overwhelming. I was looking for that one particular view. A view I had seen on social media before: The view of the Water Fountain and Dubai Mall. This spot was one of the most crowded – apparently, I was not the only one who wanted to enjoy this particular view.
When I finally found that spot, I realized the waiting was worth it. The view was stunning, and as the Water Fountain Show was going on, it was heavily crowded. People were delighted to see the spectacle from the top of Burj Khalifa.
Once the show stopped, and the crowd cleared up (funny how quickly that happened), I waited for another half hour to witness the show again. Watching the water show from above was just nice. However, it is difficult to get good pictures through a window, but I tried my best.
Is it worth to get at the top of Burj Khalifa? I am happy I finally visited Burj Khalifa and except the long waiting, it was a great experience to get up there. However, if you are willing to pay a lot extra, level 148 might be a good choice. If you are okay waiting in line and not getting treated like a VIP, the ladder option is a great opportunity to see the Dubai from the top of Burj Khalifa.
At The Top Of Burj Khalifa in Dubai