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11 Most Spectacular Things to Do at the Burj Khalifa

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Burj Khalifa is one of best destinations to visit in UAE. The tower that redefined the heights humanity can reach, Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. You might be a little confused about what exactly to do inside the Burj Khalifa. Read on to find out!

Tourists who visit Dubai should never leave without paying homage to this architectural marvel. If you intend to admire the view from the the highest observation decks in the worldhave a drink at the tallest living room in the worldor do you want a real refined experience in one of the restaurants here, you must definitely visit.

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

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Top 11 things to do at the Burj Khalifa

Enjoy the view from above and from the highest sky

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As you travel to the top of the Burj Khalifa on the the fastest double-decker elevators in the world, you will feel a rush like no other that will leave your heart pounding. This elevator takes you to the top 125th floor in just 35 seconds and it’s a gripping experience in itself. The most popular thing to do at the Burj Khalifa is probably seeing the unbeatable views from the tallest building in the world at one of the two observation decks it has: At the top and at the top – Sky.

THE On 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 all Dubai has to offer through telescopes and you can also visit their open-air observation deck, known to be the the tallest open-air observation deck in the world.

On the 125th floor, you can enjoy exciting experiences such as virtual reality, green screen photography, and a thrilling experience where you can walk on a glass floor that seems to crack just for that extra scare factor!

At the top – Sky is located on 148th floor and costs almost double to visit than At The Top, but when you pay for a ticket to the Sky experience, you also get access to the 124th and 125th floor decks, along with The hall, where you can also get 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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Atmospherelocated on 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifais known as the tallest restaurant in the world. We recommend that you book tables 3-7 days in advance depending on the season you travel. Especially if you want a window table, reservations are highly recommended. Each visit to At.mosphere also includes a minimum spend, which differs from meal to meal. The minimum spend for window tables is higher than for other tables, so keep that in mind.

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

Relax and work out at the Burj Club

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The Burj Club spans five levels and understands The Burj Club Gym, Burj Club Spa and Rooftop. He also has a separate floor for women including a gym and a luxurious spa. The gym has several fitness classes you can sign up for, 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 drink and relax by the infinity pool.

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

The club spa offers some of the best treatments. In addition to massages and rejuvenating body treatments, it also offers some of the best facials in the world including a Facial treatment with caviar collagen it’s a Hydropeptide treatment. It also has an emotional thermal shower.

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Spend a night at the Armani Hotel

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

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

Visit Candylicious with your kids

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Now you don’t need to visit Dubai Mall to experience candylicious as there is one that opened on 125th level, right near At The Top. Delight your senses of taste in a colorful world of goodies including candies and chocolates. Explore the endless aisles of sweet treats as you let out your inner child. Both young people and adults will enjoy this experience.

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Marvel at the light show every night at the Burj Khalifa

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Watch as the sun sets and the Burj Khalifa miraculously transforms into a glittering beacon of lights. Check out the charming LED light show dancing on the facade of the building and lighting up the night sky. Each night, this enthralling spectacle, offering a feast for the eyes unlike any other, wows tourists and locals alike.

Discover the Dubai Fountain

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With the spectacular Burj Khalifa as a backdrop, the Dubai Fountain is renowned worldwide for its breathtaking presentations of water, light and music. It is the largest synchronized system in the world and is located a few meters from the Dubai Mall.

It’s a massif 902 feet long, it blows up the water 490 feet into the air, and leaves the observers in amazement. The dancing fountain creates a show of its own as it tingles to the background music and is lit from below by various colored lights.

Have tea or a cocktail at the lounge

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On the 152nd floorenjoy some luxury and tranquility at The hall. The Lounge is known for being the highest living room in the world. You can also get a guided tour of the external bridge at the Salon. Enjoy a handcrafted drink or cup of fragrant tea as you take in the breathtaking views of the city below. This high-rise living room offers an exceptional ambiance, whether it’s a serene afternoon or a lively evening.

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Take a walk in Burj Park

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Discover the peaceful haven of Burj Park as you escape the busy metropolis. Dubai is quite a busy city, with downtown Dubai being particularly busy with its tall skyscrapers and numerous tourist hotspots. THE Burj Park on the Burj Khalifa premises it offers a much needed slice of tranquility in this modern metropolis. It is adorned with beautiful water features, creative sculptures and lush flora with hectares of greenery. Enjoy a leisurely walk, a picnic or just relax overlooking the Burj Khalifa and the beautiful Dubai Fountain at Burj Park.

Visit Dubai Mall for shopping and leisure

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Luxury shopping has been revolutionized by Dubai Mall. As the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the world, it offers a huge variety of retailers, well-known brands and unique experiences. It is the pinnacle of luxury, shopping and entertainment. Go ice skating at the Dubai Olympic Ice Rink, catch a movie at Reel Cinemas, take the kids to the Dubai Aquarium and join the Dubai Shopping Festival celebrations while admiring the mall’s spectacular architecture. In the largest shopping mall in the world, there are many things to do.

Watch the Burj Khalifa fireworks and laser show in NYC

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Looking spectacular fireworks and laser show at Burj Khalifa will make you play the new year iin impressive shape. Join the happy masses as the sky becomes vibrantly colored over time with an amazing light show. Enjoy an extraordinary environment to say the least 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 spa treatment at The Burj Club, spend a night at the Armani Hotel, go swimming or enjoy the view of the Dubai Fountain from inside the Burj Khalifa.

Can we enter the Burj Khalifa for free?

You can enter the 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 to The Burj Club, but to visit the At The Top observation deck, you would have to purchase Tickets.

How to enjoy 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 spa treatment at The Burj Club, spend a night at the Armani Hotel, swim or enjoy the view of the Dubai Fountain, to truly enjoy the Burj Khalifa.

Is the Burj Khalifa better at night or during the day?

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

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