Burj Khalifa in Dubai is one of the major tourist destinations which are very worth to visit. Burj Khalifa is the tallest skyscraper in the world since 2010, with a height of 828 meters or 2,717 feet. Not only as the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa also has the fastest elevator with a speed of 60 km / h or 16.7 m / s. This time we will discuss about the tallest building ever built man, complete with tips, guides and of course how to get there.
When you are outside the Burj Khalifa, you will be made amazed and you will be amazed when entering it later. What is there in the Burj Khalifa?
At The Top
Inside the Burj Khalifa, there is observation deck located on the 124th floor. The observation deck offers a complete tour called “At The Top”. There you can see the beauty of the interior of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai city views from the top.
Enjoy the fastest elevator
Experience outside deck is very remarkable. You can enjoy the strong winds blowing in the 124th floor. There are 65 meters long lift that will bring you climb up to the observation deck. This elevator is moving along 10 meters per second, so you’ll get to the 124th floor in a minute. Time tour for 45 minutes. But you can also linger there. TELESCOPES also available, which you can use to see the beauty of the city of Dubai and its beaches.
At The Top ticket prices and how to get it
At The Top Observation Deck has a height of 450 meters. To enjoy the At The Top tour, you must buy a ticket in advance. You can order online or directly to the ticket counter, which you can get at the front desk at the Dubai Mall. But both types of ticket prices that are too far away, more expensive if you buy on the spot. Around AED 400 for adults and children.
Meanwhile, if you buy tickets online, you only need to pay for AED 125 for adults and AED 95 for children. It’s just to buy tickets online, you need to book the ticket two weeks before the time of the visit in the summer and 3-4 weeks earlier during the winter.
But if you buy it directly in place, you do not need to wait that long. Tickets can be obtained at that time as well. Because of that, the cost is so much different. The best time for the tour is one hour prior to sunrise or sunset. But the observation deck is not always open before sunrise.
How to Go to Burj Khalifa
Many flights from and to Europe transit in Dubai or Abu Dhabi airport. If you happen to transit in Dubai or Abu Dhabi and would like to utilize the time available with a walk to Dubai, you can use it by visiting the Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world.
From Dubai Airport
If you come from Dubai airport, there are two options that you can choose to get there:
The first option is a taxi.
You can hire a taxi from the airport. Say to the taxi drivers if you want to go to Burj Khalifa. All the taxi driver must know and take you to your destination. Stop at the Dubai Mall. The travel time from the airport to the Dubai Mall is about 20-30 minutes, depending on congestion. Cost should you spend around AED 50. There is no need to negotiate rates for all taxi fares are metered. To return to the airport, you can get a taxi from Dubai Mall, also in the direction of the airport. Approximately the same time and cost.
The second option is the metro.
To use the metro, you have to have Nol Cards can be purchased at a counter in a metro station in Dubai airport. Because they do not accept cash. There are several types of Nol Card, but if you are only going to use it just once, you should buy a Nol Silver Card at the price of AED 20 including pulse purse of AED 14. No need any documents to get it. One Nol Card per person, including children. You must attach Nol Card when getting in and out of the metro. Approximately 3-7 AED your pulse will be reduced. Pulses will be reduced when you exit. You can also see the rest of your pulse on the same machine.
From the metro station at the airport you get off at the metro station in Burj Khalifa / Dubai mall. Then walk about 10 minutes to Dubai mall. To return to the airport you can take the same way.
From Abu Dhabi Airport
If you come from Abu Dhabi airport, there are two options that you can choose to get there:
The first option is a taxi.
Long trip from Abu Dhabi airport to Dubai Mall is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, depending on congestion. Cost should you spend is around AED 300-400. To return to the airport, you can get a taxi from Dubai Mall to the direction of the airport. Approximately the same time and cost.
The second option is the bus.
This option is a bit more troublesome and also takes longer, but is less expensive. Because you have to take a bus from Abu Dhabi airport to the bus station in Abu Dhabi with the long journey 20-30 minutes then take a special bus to Dubai direction. To take advantage of the bus, if you do not want to use Nol Card, then you have to pay AED 35 per person. If you use Nol Card, which can be purchased at the bus station, you will wear cost AED 25 per person. You can buy silver Nol Card when you are in Dubai for a while. You can ask the officer how many pulses that you should buy.