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11 Spectacular Things To Do At Burj Khalifa

11 Spectacular Things To Do At Burj Khalifa

Destination Deep-Dive 8 MINS READ
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The Burj Khalifa is one of the top destinations to visit in the United Arab Emirates. The tower that redefined the heights that mankind can reach, Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. You may be a bit confused about what exactly to do within the Burj Khalifa. Keep reading to find out!

Tourists that visit Dubai should never leave without paying homage to this architectural wonder. Whether you plan to take in the view from the world’s highest observation decks, grab a drink at the world’s highest lounge, or want a true fine-dining experience at one of the restaurants here, you absolutely must visit it.

Here are the eleven best things to do at the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

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The 11 Best Things To Do At Burj Khalifa

Enjoy Views From At The Top And At The Top Sky

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As you travel to the top of the Burj Khalifa on the world’s fastest double-deck elevators, you’ll feel a rush like no other which will leave your heart racing. This elevator takes you as high as the 125th floor in a mere 35 seconds and is an enthralling experience in itself. The most popular thing to do at the Burj Khalifa is probably viewing the unbeatable views from the world’s tallest building at one of the two observation decks it has – At The Top and At The Top – Sky.

The At The Top observation deck is located collectively on the 124th and 125th floors of the building. On the 124th floor, you can view the vastness of everything that Dubai has to offer through telescopes and you can also visit their outdoor observation deck, which is renowned to be the world’s highest outdoor observation deck.

On the 125th floor, you can enjoy exciting experiences like VR, green screen photography, and a thrilling experience in which you can walk on a glass floor that seems to crack just for that extra scare factor!

At The Top – Sky is located on the 148th floor and it costs almost twice as much to visit it than At The Top, but when you pay for a ticket for the Sky experience, you get access to the 124th and 125th-floor decks as well, along with The Lounge, where you can even grab a complimentary drink. The Sky observation deck would also give you a more private experience.

Enjoy A Meal In At.mosphere

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Image Credit: Atmosphere Burj Khalifa,

At.mosphere, located on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa, is known as the world’s highest restaurant. We recommend reserving tables between 3-7 days in advance depending on the season that you’re traveling in. Especially if you want a window table, a reservation is highly recommended. Any visit to At.mosphere also comes with a minimum spend, which differs from meal to meal. The minimum spend for window tables is higher than for the other tables, so do keep that in mind.

The views from the floor-to-ceiling windows here are as good as from the observation deck above the restaurant. The best way to enjoy these views on a budget is to grab breakfast, high tea, or coffee from At.mosphere, keeping in mind the minimum spend. Considering the high quality of ingredients and delicious fine dining here, lunch and dinner here are great ways to enjoy the view, too.

Unwind And Workout At The Burj Club

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The Burj Club spans five levels and includes The Burj Club Gym, The Burj Club Spa, and The Rooftop. It also has a separate floor for women including a gym and a luxurious spa. The gym has several fitness classes that you can enroll yourself in including a HIIT program, and exercise with the best views ever! At The Rooftop, you can indulge in some shisha, grab a bite to eat or a drink, and relax by the infinity pool.

This is the perfect spot for a Friday brunch including some delicious BBQ with your friends and family with beautiful views of the Dubai Fountain.

The spa at the club offers some of the best treatments. Aside from rejuvenating body massages and treatments, it also offers some of the best facials in the world including a Caviar Collagen facial and a Hydropeptide treatment. It also has a thermal experience shower.

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Spend A Night At The Armani Hotel

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The Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa is the world’s first Armani hotel and was designed by Giorgio Armani. The definition of the best possible Italian luxury present in the world’s tallest building in the heart of downtown Dubai – this is a must-experience hotel in Dubai.

Featuring 160 rooms and suites, a nightclub, and several fine-dining restaurants such as Amal, which serves Indian food, Ristorante which serves contemporary Italian food, Hashi, which serves Japanese, and several other fine-dining establishments.

Visit Candylicious With Your Kids

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You now don’t need to visit Dubai Mall to experience Candylicious as there’s one that opened on the 125th level, right near At The Top. Treat your taste senses to a colorful world of delicious treats including candy and chocolates. Explore the infinite aisles of sweet treats while letting your inner child out. Both youngsters and adults are going to cherish this experience.

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Marvel At The Light Show Every Night At The Burj Khalifa

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Image Credit:, Burj Khalifa Light Show

Watch as the sun sets and the Burj Khalifa miraculously transforms into a glistening beacon of lights. Check out the mesmerizing LED light show that dances over the building’s facade and brightens the night sky. Every night, this enthralling spectacle, which provides a visual feast unlike any other, blows tourists and locals away.

Experience The Dubai Fountain

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With the spectacular Burj Khalifa as its background, the Dubai Fountain is renowned across the world for its breathtaking water, light, and music presentations. It is the biggest synchronized system in the world and is situated only a few meters from the Dubai Mall.

It is a massive 902 feet long, blasts water 490 feet into the air, and leaves observers in amazement. The dancing fountain creates a sight unto itself as it tinkles to the background music and is illuminated from underneath by various colored lights.

Grab Tea Or Cocktails At The Lounge

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On the 152nd floor, bask in some luxury and tranquility at The Lounge. The Lounge is reputed to be the highest lounge in the world. You can additionally get a guided tour of the outdoor deck at The Lounge. Enjoy a handcrafted drink or a cup of fragrant tea while admiring the stunning views of the city below. This high lounge offers an exceptional environment, whether it’s a serene afternoon or a lively evening.

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Take A Stroll Through Burj Park

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Discover the peaceful refuge of Burj Park as you escape the busy metropolis. Dubai is quite a busy city, with downtown Dubai being especially fast-paced with its tall skyscrapers and several tourist hotspots. The Burj Park on the premises of Burj Khalifa offers a much-needed slice of quiet tranquility in this modern metropolis. It’s adorned with gorgeous water features, creative sculptures, and lush flora with acres of greenery. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, a picnic, or just relax while admiring Burj Khalifa and the gorgeous Dubai Fountain at Burj Park.

Visit The Dubai Mall For Shopping And Leisure

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Luxury shopping has been revolutionized by Dubai Mall. Being the biggest shopping and entertainment complex on earth, it offers a huge variety of retailers, renowned brands, and unique experiences. It is the height of luxury, shopping, and entertainment. Go ice skating at the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink, see a movie at Reel Cinemas, take your kids to the Dubai Aquarium, and take part in the Dubai Shopping Festival celebrations while admiring the spectacular architecture of the mall. At the biggest shopping center in the world, there are many things to do.

Watch The Burj Khalifa Fireworks And Laser Show On NYE

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Watching the spectacular fireworks and laser show at Burj Khalifa will let you ring in the new year in awe-inspiring form. Join the happy masses as the sky turns vibrantly colored in time with an incredible light show. Enjoy a setting that is nothing short of remarkable as you celebrate the new year.

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What do you do inside the Burj Khalifa?

You can visit one of the restaurants or cafes, go up to an observation deck and enjoy the view, get a workout or a spa treatment at The Burj Club, spend a night at the Armani Hotel, go swimming, or enjoy views of the Dubai Fountain from inside the Burj Khalifa.

Can we enter Burj Khalifa for free?

You can enter Burj Khalifa for free to go to one of the restaurants or cafes (which usually have a minimum spend) or even get a day pass for The Burj Club, but to visit the At The Top observation deck, you would need to purchase tickets.

How to enjoy Burj Khalifa?

You can visit one of the restaurants or cafes, go up to an observation deck and enjoy the view, get a workout or a spa treatment at The Burj Club, spend a night at the Armani Hotel, go swimming, or enjoy views of the Dubai Fountain, to truly enjoy Burj Khalifa.

Is Burj Khalifa better at night or day?

The best times to visit At.mosphere or the observation decks are to go early in the morning, at sunset to enjoy stunning views, or at night to enjoy the dazzling lights. We would ideally recommend going around sunset time so you might be able to catch a glimpse of the view of lights after dark as well.

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