Burj Khalifa Dubai Overview

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and boasts some amazing features like the highest restaurant in the world called, Atmosphere. If you have ever visited the Sears Tower in Chicago, The Empire State Building or World Trade Centre Towers in New York City, then you may have the experience of looking down on earth a skyscraper.  It is simply breathtaking and also a little scary at times knowing you are at a far distance from ground level.  You cannot have both height and luxury unless you visit the Burj Khalifa.

The Burj Khalifa is a 2 billion dollar building built by Emaar Properties in association with Armani. Adjacent to the Burj Khalifa is the first Armani Hotel, restaurants, social clubs and a night club called, Armani Prive.  Construction on the Burj Khalifa started in 2004 and was completed and opened to the world in 2010.  Upon its opening, this amazing architecture received the title of the World’s largest building.  If you ever visit Dubai then, it is mandatory upon you to see this phenomenon.  In this Step by Step how to you will know all there is to know how what is the cost to visit the Burj Khalifa.


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    Majority of the time the ticket price is usually 100 AED but if the shows get sold out quickly which they usually do.  During the nights of Thursday and Saturday the ticket prices can climb up to almost 400 AED per person with immediate entry.

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    Adults meaning ages of 13 years and older are considered general admission, with a pre determined date and time is AED 100

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    An adult wishing to gain immediate entry without any wait time or delays and without a prior appointment the cost is 400 AED. When the traditional tours get fully booked the only other available option is to take the immediate entry tour which costs 400 AED. Do keep in mind that between Thursday and Saturday nights the tours get sold out very fast so it is wise to book your tickets as early as possible.  If you plan with anticipation, then book early so to avoid any disappointments.

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    Children between the ages of 4-12 pay an admission price of 75 AED.

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    If children wish to visit the top of Burj Khalifa with their parents and gain immediate entry then the cost of the ticket price is the same as an adult immediate entry ticket price which costs 400 AED

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    For infants or small children between the ages of 0-3 the admission fee is completely free of charges even if you wish to purchase the immediate entry ticket the children still get in free.

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    We highly recommend booking in as much advance time as possible so that you do not get charged too much and can quickly get access to viewing the top of the world from the Burj Khalifa. During weekends and if any exhibitions or shows are going on in the city all slots sell out very fast and sometimes the way can be days to get a normal 100 AED admission ticket.

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    Bring your digital cameras and mobile phones to record the experience and take as many pictures and videos as you can. To make the experience a memorable one make sure your cameras and phones batteries are fully charged for this specific experience because you will be sure to take many pictures. The view is simply breathtaking.

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    In case you forget your cameras there is a system in place to take your pictures and once your tour winds down and you get to the bottom of the Burj Khalifa, you will be given the option to purchase printed pictures of yourself and your family or loved ones. The pictures usually cost 100 to 150 AED per picture and come in an 8x8 size. If your purchase more than one picture you can sometimes get a discount on the second picture.

    Another neat trick to save you some money is to act is if you are not interested in purchasing the pictures at all and sometimes the sales lady or man will offer you a discounted price right from the start to interest you in purchasing the pictures. If that happens then you can pick up the picture for 50-100 AED. It does not happen often but if you apply some of your negotiation and bartering skills you will almost always be sure to receive a discount. There is also a souvenir boutique on your way out which carries snow globes, t shirts, bags and accessories with the At The Top Burj Khalifa logo's and emblems.

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    In order to find out more information and pre-book your tickets simply click on this website link which will take you to the official At The Top Burj Khalifa website and give you more detailed information on the daily tour times and tickets prices and what you can or cannot bring with you during the tour.

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