twelve things to keep in mind when Visiting  burj khalifa

Opening hours

Burj Khalifa opens at 9 am and closes at 11 pm throughout the week. Non-prime hour rates apply from 9 am to 3.30 pm, 6.30 pm to 11 pm, and from 4 pm to 6 pm; prime hour rates apply.

Observation decks

There are three observation decks – Level 124,125, and 148. Levels 124 and 125 are together known as ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa.’ And Level 148 is known as ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa Sky.’


On Fridays and Saturdays, Burj Khalifa opens at 5.30 am, and it is best to reach before 6 am to see the sunrise. Monitor the weather because a foggy day means a not-so-good experience.

Duration required

Enjoying the great views at your own pace takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes. Some tourists finish the tour in an hour. Remember, it can take longer during peak season and sunset hours.

Best time to visit

If ticket cost during prime hours is not an issue, sunset is the best time to visit Burj Khalifa. If you don't mind waiting, buy the ticket before prime hours kick in and stay long enough to see the sunset.

Avoid the crowd

Book tickets online to skip lines at the ticket counter. Get a Skip the Line ticket to skip lines at the elevator. Or consider visiting during non-prime hours to avoid crowds.

Avoid larger bags

Small bags and backpacks are allowed, but large bags, luggage, and suitcases are not permitted upstairs. Secure them in the baggage area on the ground floor.


The views from Burj Khalifa are stunning, so bring a camera to capture the moment. You can also purchase a photo at the top of the building.

General admission

General admission tickets are the cheapest and most popular way to get to the observatories and get access to Levels 124 and 125.

VIP admission

The VIP Tickets allow Skip the Line access to all three decks on Burj Khalifa. On Level 148, a guest ambassador of Burj Khalifa tours the observation deck.

The Lounge

This ticket allows access to the 152nd, 153rd, and 154th floors of Burj Khalifa, where you can enjoy tea or champagne with stunning city views and live entertainment.