Learn about the best things to do in Burj Khalifa. You will never need another guide.
It was in 2010. In 2010, the world’s tallest building was born. When this happened, Dubai’s name echoed throughout the Globe. The UAE city became entrenched as a touristic destination worthy of attention. Since then, Dubai has not only become a household word among tourists, but is also being frequented heavily by holidayers. So, what are the best things to do in this Dubai super-skyscraper? That’s the crux of the article and we touch on it below.
Details on the tallest structure in the world has already been given on this Dubai travel blog at a Burj Khalifa dedicated article. The tallest Dubai building is by far the most popular destination in Dubai, before The Dubai Mall, Burj Al Arab and Atlantis The Palm. Records show that more tourists consider it their favorite. With all that said, let’s deal with the thematic question, the top things to do in Burj Khalifa.
First up, the Khalifa tower has the record of having the highest outdoor observation deck in the world, at 148 stories (555 meters) high. The architectural wonder has at least two packages through which its observation decks can be explored. It also has a lounge (The Lounge, Burj Khalifa) which also serves as an observation deck.
With Burj Khalifa’s observation package of “At The Top” you can enjoy, at the Tower’s 124th and 125th floors, panoramic views of Downtown Dubai and all of Dubai, by extension. The 124th-floor observatory deck is equipped with “avant-garde, high powered, telescopes” and a public outdoor observation terrace. Are those interesting to you? See what’s next.
At the 125th-floor deck, you can even do more. Among other things, you can set off on a virtual reality experience to the pinnacle of Burj Khalifa. And if that’s not exciting enough, you can step on an inspired glass-floor with a twist. Get enwrapped in sensations as the glass crack underneath your feet, 456 meters in the air. Just so you know, Dubai Frame also has a similar feature.
If you’re with kids, you could take them to Candylicious’ branch on the observation deck. Enjoy the biggest possible range of confectionery with them.
If you want more, you can even, with the At The Top SKY package, enjoy the 148th-floor deck which is guided by a guest ambassador. Put differently, At The Top SKY gives you access to the 148th, 125th and 124th-story observatory decks as well as the SKY lounge.
Billed as the world’s highest lounge, The Lounge, Burj Khalifa is 585 meters above the ground. Get intimate with clouds with an exclusive tour of the outdoor terrace. Enjoy an impeccable selection of some of the finest teas and coffees, or enjoy a house beverage or glass of bubbly complimented by gourmet canapes.
Whatever package you went for, don’t forget to take pictures. You may also consider purchasing a Burj Khalifa model as a souvenir.
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Burj Khalifa isn’t all about observatory decks as you can also experience more exciting activities at Rooftop, The Burj Club. Here, you can enjoy a Friday brunch moment with exceptional BBQ from different stations as well as spectacular views of Dubai Fountain. Want more ecstasy? Take a dip into the Rooftop’s swimming pool. Opening on Fridays, you can grace this remarkable Dubai destination as they’re open from 1:00pm till 4:00pm.
Price (These prices are only examples):
Adults: AED 195 with soft beverages | AED 295 with in-house beverages.
Children 12 – 7: AED 110
Children up to 6: Free dining
Price for swimming only: AED 150 weekdays | AED 200 weekends
Phone: +971 4 888 3900
Email: [email protected]
For something more relaxing, look no further than the professional Burj Club Spa. Doing both body and face, and with the availability of sauna, steam room and thermal experience showers, the Burj spa is definitely holistic. With menu featuring Hydropeptide products for facials and body treatments, your skin is sure to become youthfully plump, smooth, radiant and visibly lifted with just in one treatment.
It’d interest you to know the Hydropeptide facials have multiple anti-aging benefits and include services such as balancing stressed skin as well as exfoliating it leaving the skin smoother, brighter and energized. The spa also offers specialized treatments such as 30-minute express facials and anti-pollution treatments against debris, free radicals and increased use of blue light from mobiles and other gadgets.
You could go two notches higher with this classy spa’s exclusive lip nourishing-cum-plumping and eye brightening treatment with caviar collagen. Caviar Collagen is a unique and luxurious anti-aging product with a complex effect combining arthritis therapy and revitalization of the skin from inside out.
There’s a level of spa dedicated to women. You could use it, if you want a women-only facility.
If however you feel differently. If you feel like doing something more energetic, the Burj Club gym is a good place to stop in. Unlike some free gym, in the Burj Club gym, fitness sessions are aided by professional supervision for best results and your safety. The facility boasts state-of-the-art equipment and a semi-Olympic-size indoor lap pool.
Overlooking the Dubai Fountain, the gym lets you undertake fitness programs such as cardiovascular workout (called Rhythm Ride) which involves hill climbing, sprinting and other challenging drills; a set of holistic activities (called Circuit) which lets you work on your muscular strength, endurance and cardiovascular system all at the same time. If you simply want to lose some weight, there’s a program suited to you too. It’s called Functional Fit.
You can do all the foregoing in the Burj Club gym. And if you’re a woman and want a ladies-only gym, there’s a dedicated-level for that.
Brought to bear by the collaboration of the world-renowned fashion icon, Giorgio Armani, and Emaar Hotels & Resorts, Armani Hotel Dubai is elegant and luxurious. For the foregoing reason and for the fact that it’s located in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa hotel is one of the most popular hotels in Dubai and this is small wonder.
Occupying the concourse level through to the 8th, including the 38th and the 39th, Armani Hotel is relatively big for a 5-star hotel. Enjoy the view of the Fountain, the Dubai Lake and Downtown from different parts of it. Make an order from its extensive menus, across its different restaurants. Relish contemporary, Italian- and Japan-inspired cuisines at its different food spots.
I will not even mention Dubai Armani Hotel’s posh and comfortable rooms, suites and spa. 🙂 I’m resolved to not touch on the foregoing three (as it’s a given they’d be sophisticated) including the fact that the spa is comprehensive, featuring, among other things, saunas, steam baths, ice waterfall as well as a wide range of hot teas, cold infusions, and fresh fruits meant to pamper and revitalize you.
Armani Hotel’s Downtown Dubai location is another good feature of it. You have the Dubai Fountain and the Dubai Mall, among many other amazing things. Besides shopping, there is a myriad of touristic things to do in the Dubai Mall. Emaar recently added Virtual Reality entertainment to that. Lastly, for a chic nightlife or club experience, Armani’s Dubai’s premium nightlife at Lobby level, opening daily from 11:00PM to 3:00AM, except for Mondays and Wednesdays, will fix that. Call +971 4 888 3308 for reservation.
Address: Burj Khalifa, 1 Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4888 3888 | For room: +971 4 888 3999 | For dining: +971 4888 3666 | For spa: +971 4888 3282 | For events: +971 4 888 3601
Email: [email protected] | For dining: [email protected] | For spa: [email protected]
Official Website: Armani Hotel Dubai
Toll Free Numbers
442 meters above the ground on level 122 in Burj Khalifa, At.mosphere is the world’s highest restaurant. Thanks to its height, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Arabian Gulf over your meal. Talking about meal, the fine Dubai dining spot combines culinary expertise with rare, fresh and high quality produce from around the world to make magic. Explore the highest restaurant in the world and have a wonderful moment.
Address: Level 122, Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Operating hours: Restaurant: 7:00AM – 10:30PM | Lounge: 7:00AM – 2:00AM
Phone: +97148883828 (Open from (9:00AM – 9:00PM)
Official website: AtmosphereBurjKhalifa.com
Burj Khalifa’s east facade is LED-illuminated. In the eve of 2018’s New Year, it displayed under the campaign title, Light Up 2018, for the first time, attracting about one million viewers on ground, and consequently earning the Guinness World Records for having the “largest laser light and sound show on a single building”.
Developed by SACO, the facade has a high resolution video capability across the entire 828m height of the tower. And, since its inception, Burj Khalifa’s LED-facade, which features visuals, audios and fireworks, allures millions of people to its shows during new year’s celebrations. The show, supported by the Dubai Fountain display, happens every New Year’s eve and during big events.
Address: Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Operating hours: Big events, especially New Year’s eves
The environs of Burj Khalifa is a circus. The tower is by no means the only Dubai attraction there. Among many other amazing things, Downtown Dubai also has the Dubai Fountain and The Dubai Mall, with the Dubai Mall boasting even more things to do.
Shooting water 50 stories high, and accompanied with lights and music, Dubai Fountain is the world’s largest choreographed and tallest performing fountain. The monstrous fountain is brought into being by WET Enterprises and cost $217 million. It has a unique design comprising five circles of varying sizes and two arcs, and features powerful water nozzles. These are responsible for shooting water up.
Located in Downtown Dubai and being magnificent, the spectacle is a perfect destination to frolic and flourish at. People get glued at it as it, besides shooting water 50-story high, allows of a visual spectrum of over 1,000 different water expressions. This expressions is brought about by virtue of over 6,600 WET Super-lights and 25 color projectors, among other things. Visit in the evening to enjoy the amazing fountain’s display.
For a closer view, you’d want to get on the Dubai Fountain Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is a floating platform located within the Dubai Fountain. Here, you get a more intimate experience of the Fountain’s display. For an even more intimate experience, you’d want to set sail on a traditional Abra on the Burj Lake, the Fountain’s home.
Address: Downtown Dubai
Operating Hours: 6:00PM – 11:00PM | Ticket Price: Free
The Dubai Fountain Lake Ride
Operating Hours: 5:45PM – 11:30PM
The last boat departs 30 minutes prior to closing.
Ticket Price: AED 65.00 per person (This price is only an example)
Boasting a number of top things to do, Dubai Mall is a significant reason why Downtown Dubai is a touristic circus. With over 1,200 retail stores, the shopping complex should have virtually everything you’re looking to buy. You wouldn’t be short on F&B as the mall houses hundreds of food and beverage outlets. Covering more than 1 million square meters (this is equivalent to 200 football pitches), the shopping center is one of the largest malls in the world. In 2011, it was the most visited building in the world, attracting over 50 million visitors each year.
Besides shopping and dining, the mall offers entertainment and leisure attractions. Specifically, it boasts Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo featuring thousands of aquatic animals and a 270-degree walk-through tunnel; and a VR Park, a unique virtual reality attraction. Other family-friendly attractions include KidZania®, an innovative children’s edutainment concept; the Reel Cinemas megaplex; and the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink. The foregoing are by no means all. See Dubai Mall for things to do in it.
As regards parking, at the Mall, car owners have little to worry about as the Mall has over 14,000 parking spaces across 3 car parks, with valet services and a car locator ticketing system. Want a classy place to shop, add Dubai Mall to your itinerary.
Address: The Dubai Mall, Doha Street, Off 1st Interchange – Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, U.A.E
Launched: 4 November 2008
Opening Hours: Thu – Sat 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM; Sat – Wed 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Owner: Emaar Properties
Other things vacationers can enjoy near Burj Khalifa include Dubai Opera, Dubai Lake, hotels, lots of restaurants et cetera. Dubai Opera bills itself as the radiant center of culture and arts in Dubai and the shining pearl of The Opera District. Visit it for everything performing art and enjoy a boat ride on the Dubai Lake.
Burj Khalifa is renowned for its height. But the tower is not only about its height, and that has been demonstrated on the article. It may be surpassed as the tallest building in the world in the coming years, but its contribution to the tourism sector of Dubai is appreciable and will be perennial. The tower is the symbol of Dubai and its most popular attraction, thanks to its height, architectural design which is inspired by the Spider Lily and other record breakers of it (Learn about Burj Khalifa).
A veritable Dubai tourist should do one or some of its activities.
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Culled from TripAdvisor, below are what some visitors had to say about Burj Khalifa:
Ina G: The symbol of Dubai, the highest tower in the world, the breaker of all records. The highest observation deck in the world. The other skyscrapers look like miniatures from that height.
Mel806 (Basel, Switzerland): This was a highlighter [of] our visit, especially for our tweens. The tour included info on the building, there was a cool high speed elevator and then two levels to explore both the views of Dubai another building itself. Great artworks on the windows that visitors could pose with made for memorable photos.
zulfa i: Worth the visit. Stunning view of the city in every angle… Enjoyed the visit. Ticket[s] can be obtained at Dubai Mall too.
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