Top view: all you need to know about the Burj Khalifa Tower

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Dubai is the city of the future and you can visit it today. And the Burj Khalifa tower, the tallest building in the world, confirms this idea. 
The height of the tower is 828 meters. For comparison, the height of the Eiffel Tower is only 300 meters. The height of the spire of the tower is 180 meters, which makes it the tallest spire in the world. You can see that Dubai likes to set records.
The tower has 163 floors where you will find shops, offices, gyms, swimming pools, apartments, the stylish Armani Hotel, where guests can enjoy the show of musical fountains directly from their balcony, the At.mosphere panoramic restaurant, which is also the highest in the world. And the most important - several observation decks - soon you will know everything about them. 

Observation decks are located on the 124th floor at a height of 472 meters, on the 125th floor at a height of 475 meters and on the 148th floor at a height of 555 meters.

What is the view from the top of Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa view

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The answer to this question is simple - the most impressive view in Dubai. It may be better only if you decide to fly over the city in a helicopter for example if you join the amazing Dubai Helicopter Tour for $183.

The deck is made of super-strong glass, so it’s scary to be there for the first time, but just imagine what kind of photos you will take. From the observation deck you will see the panorama of the entire city, the Persian Gulf washing Dubai, and the desert in the middle of which this perfect city is built. By the way, a desert safari is another must-see on your trip to Dubai. So join one of Desert Safari Tours - Dubai: Premium Red Dunes, Camel Safari & BBQ at Al Khayma Camp for $70 or Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ for $40.

At the very foot of the tower, there is a musical fountain. At night it is illuminated by 6 and a half thousand spotlights and every day from 18.00 to 23.00 a light and musical performance is arranged here. The height of the jets reaches 150 meters. You may visit the observation deck during the show if you want to enjoy it from the top. We advise to admire the fountains from below - the view is much more impressive when you see it at arm's length.

Best time to visit the Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa at night


People say that the best time to visit the observation deck is between 6 p.m and 8 p.m. During this time period, you will enjoy the musical fountain show, the sunset, and you will also see how the big city lights are lit. And this scene is spectacular.

How much is the ticket to the Burj Khalifa and how to get it

Tickets cost from $43 if you buy the usual entrance ticket to $150 if you order the entrance ticket with lunch or dinner at the rooftop
Better buy the ticket online to skip the huge lines and high prices. Remember that the Burj Khalifa is the #1 Dubai attraction. Even Burj Al Arab Hotel and the Palm Jumeirah are less popular. 

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