One of the things tourist look forward too when they arrive in Dubai is to see the tallest building in the world (2017) which is the Burj Khalifa. As expected when my Mama and Auntie Bing came to visit us this was one tourist request that was non negotiable.
A second visit for the kids and I, we first went to the top last 2012 with my relatives from Australia. LittleMiss C was still 3 months old, she was just happy sleeping.
We bought tickets online at burjkhalifa.ae and chose At the Top + Dubai Aquarium promotion that costs AED 185 per adult (12years +) and AED 155 per child (3 – 12 years) as of February 2017.
The journey to the 124th floor of Burj Khalifa begins at At The Top reception located at the Lower Ground Level of Dubai Mall. We arrived 30 minutes before our scheduled time which was 8pm since a long queue is always expected.
Arriving before your scheduled time will give you enough time to read all the information available; a series of photo on its construction with descriptions stating why and how it came to be.
It was cold and windy that night which made it difficult to stay outside and take decent photos.
From the top we got to watch the Dubai Fountain, it was beautiful.
For souvenirs, the kids chose to have a creative photo’s taken of them. I think it costs around AED 200 for one printed picture and access to a high resolution downloadable photos online. We did not buy any miniature Burj Khalifa structures since a cheaper version is widely available outside.
Would I want to visit the Top of Burj Khalifa again? YES! but would choose either the sunrise or sunset viewing.
At The Top admission fee (as of April 2017):
Non-prime hours – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
General Admission: AED 125 – Adults and AED 95 – Kids
Prime Hours – 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
General Admission: AED 200 – Adults and AED 160 – Kids
*Advance online booking is necessary.
For more information, please visit Burj Khalifa website