All-in-one guide to Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade marvel

All-in-one guide to Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade marvel

Dubai has many world records to its credit and Burj Khalifa is one among them. The tallest building in the world has attracted many tourists over the years to this beautiful city of skyscrapers. Burj Khalifa is quite successful at securing a position in any itinerary made for Dubai.

Burj Khalifa has the charm to bring awe into the minds of locals and tourists alike. This mega skyscraper features an awe-inspiring form and an enormous size to dazzle the eyes of visitors. The famous Dubai skyline gives its center spotlight to this manmade wonder.

Why visit Burj Khalifa?

Burj Khalifa was opened to the public on 4th January 2010. It has been 13 years and the aura has not faded by any means. Tourists and locals still look up to Burj Khalifa as the number one spot. The place has evolved to meet the latest trends.

Burj Khalifa also has other records to its name other than being the tallest building in the world with a height of 828m from the ground. The record of having the highest number of storeys is owned by this magnificent tower with over 160 storeys. The other records that are owned by Burj Khalifa are the world's highest outdoor observation deck, the highest occupied floor in the world, and the tallest service elevators in the world. Burj Khalifa houses 54 working elevators that function 40 miles per hour. Burj Khalifa is home to the world's second-highest swimming pool in the world and the world's tallest art gallery which displays the works of 85 artists from around the world.

Burj Khalifa being the tallest building has access to one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. This brilliant piece of architecture also provides a falcon-eye view of Dubai. You can see most of the sprawling desert city from up here. The building gives endless views of Sheikh Zayed Road and the Persian Gulf from up above.

Things to do in Burj Khalifa

Enjoy Dubai's aerial view

Burj Khalifa offers two observatory decks for the public to view the beautiful city from the highest point. You can visit At The Top on the 124th and 125th floors to have a captivating view of the world below. The walls are made of see-through glasses offering unobstructed views of the surroundings. The place also has enough information for you to learn about the history of Burj Khalifa. At The Top also features an installation that lets you see Dubai's past and present. You can relax and enjoy the vibe at the lounge.

If you want to go even higher, you can buy a ticket for At The Top SKY experience. You can see the city from a height of 555m at their 148th floor. This premium experience offers unparalleled views of Dubai. You can view prominent landmarks in the city with the help of the interactive experience offered by the motion sensors. The SKY lounge also serves complimentary refreshments to visitors.

Watch the best sunrise and sunset

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Sunrises and sunsets are best when watched from a height. There are not many spots in Dubai where you can see sunrises. At Burj Khalifa, you can witness both sunrise and sunset.

On Saturdays and Sundays, you can book tickets for a sunrise package at At The Top cafe. You can watch the beautiful sunrise from the cafe while having a delicious breakfast. The sight of a dark sky turning into orange or pink hues is a delightful scene to watch. The cafe also has an outdoor terrace where you could get out for fresh air. Look through the telescopes to see the dramatic city in the wake of dawn.  

The Sunrise + Morning treat package at At the Top is open from 5 am to 8 am on Saturdays and Sundays. The sunrise packages start from AED141 per person. Visit their website to book your tables.

Dubai's sunsets are popular for their amazing colors and beauty. At The Top also offers mesmerizing sunset views from the 124th and 125th floors. You can see the sun set in the Persian Gulf and the sunshine leaves the city. You can have an uninterrupted view of the city beneath you covered in the pink hues of the setting sun.

Indulge in Fitness and Wellness

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Burj Khalifa is certainly one of the most happening places in Dubai. But you also have the option to relax and do your own thing at their Burj Club. Burj Club is a health club inside Burj Khalifa that features a gym complex, spa, and rooftop dining.

You can relax by the pool or work out to shed that extra weight at the tallest building in the world. Burj Club is also a perfect spot to bring your friends to catch up on each others' lives. You can choose fitness sessions along with spa treatments at the Burj Club. They also offer tailored diet programs for the fitness freaks. They have dedicated an entire level to a ladies-only gym and a luxury spa.

You can opt from any of the two pool options they provide; an Olympic-sized indoor pool or an elegant outdoor pool surrounded by sun beds. If you are there to just relax, the second option would be better. You can view the Dubai Fountain from here. From their lounge, you can see the wonderful city of Dubai and landmarks like Dubai Mall.

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Go to their Rooftop Lounge to indulge in an international menu curated by the club to suit everyone's taste. Try out their build-your-own style hot mezze station for the best treats in town.

Check out the website to get a membership at the club or buy a day pass to enjoy wellness amenities at the tallest building in the world.

Taste international cuisines at posh restaurants

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Burj Khalifa is home to some of the most luxurious restaurants. These top-notch restaurants are not just about the experience but also taste amazing. If you are someone who looks for a unique fine dining experience, here are some of the restaurants in Burj Khalifa, you need to visit.


If Indian cuisine interests you, visit Amal restaurant inside Burj Khalifa. This restaurant gives you the experience of watching exotic curries being made by your tableside. The restaurant also offers amazing views of Downtown Dubai and the Dubai Fountain. The menu features exciting beverages and teas. The memorable dining experience at this restaurant is not available on Sundays.

Location: Level 3, Armani Hotel

Timings: 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Price: AED570 for two people


Enjoy classic Italian cuisine at Ristorante alongside fine wines. Try their delicious starters like Risotto Tartufo. The place also serves exquisite seafood dishes. At Ristorante, you can get personalized service and the opportunity to try out various dishes with the degustation-style menu. The restaurant also features a view of the Dubai Fountain.

Location: Lobby Floor, Armani Hotel

Timings: 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Price: AED640 for two people


Hashi is one of the commendable restaurants inside Burj Khalifa. Eastern cuisines are getting more popular day by day. If you want to try out Japanese cuisine in a unique manner, visit Hashi restaurant. The restaurant also offers an al fresco dining setup with remarkable views of Downtown Dubai and the Dubai Fountain. Hashi serves authentic Japanese seafood and meat-based dishes like Yakitori and Yaki Mame.

Location: Ground floor, Armani Hotel

Timings: 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Price: AED620 for two people


Kaf is the first kosher-certified dining establishment in UAE. The restaurant celebrates kosher cuisines and pays homage to other flavors from around the world. They deliver a standalone culinary experience.

Location: Concourse Floor, Armani Hotel

Timings: 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Price: AED400 for two people


Mediterraneo offers a chance to enjoy Mediterranean dishes in Burj Khalifa at any time of the day. The place serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have a special Sunday Brunch menu. Enjoy a classic continental breakfast buffet or try out special dishes from the chef's a la carte menu. You can taste the regional favourites at this restaurant.

Location: Lobby floor, Armani Hotel

Timings: 7 am to 10 pm

Price: AED480 for two people


If you wish to dine in stylish settings, Deli is an ideal option. The Deli features a selection of European delicatessen products and Italian dishes. Crab Ravioli and Paccheri Pasta are some of the celebrated dishes at this restaurant. You can also try out the tiramisu from their dessert menu. Their menu changes daily, so make sure to visit the place often.

Location: Ground floor, Armani Hotel

Timings: 12 pm to 12 am

Price: AED375 for two people

Reserve a table for the above restaurants at the Armani Hotel website.

Luxury stay in Burj Khalifa

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If you like a once-in-a-lifetime experience, book a stay in Burj Khalifa. Armani Hotel Dubai provides this exclusive opportunity for you to spend a night in this luxury hotel. They provide various options to choose from to present you with the most memorable moments in your life. They have rooms and suites facing Dubai Fountain. You can choose from the long list of stay packages offered by them on their website.

How to reach Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa is a popular tourist attraction in Dubai and therefore, one of the easiest location to access. It is a piece of cake to reach this luxury hub. If you are traveling by car, you can access through Sheikh Zayed Rd/E11.

If you would like to travel by a public transport, metro and buses are the safest option. There is a metro station near Dubai Mall. You can access Burj Khalifa through the mall. Get on the red line get down at Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall metro station. There are some buses that take you directly to Burj Khalifa. Plan your journey ahead with RTA.

Visit Burj Khalifa's official website to know more and book your slots to visit this enormous manmade wonder.

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