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See the Burj Khalifa: The Best Views and Photo Spots

The most breathtaking view in Dubai is from the top of the Burj Khalifa, but how do you take a photo that illustrates just how tall the world's tallest building is? Here are our top five spots in Dubai for taking amazing photos of this architectural giant.

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Palm Islands

The Palm Islands are the two artificial islands off the coast of Dubai. You'll get incredible views across the marina, looking back at the city.

The Dubai Mall (Waterfall Entrance on the Lower Ground)

From the Waterfall Entrance on the Lower Ground level of the Dubai Mall, the world's biggest mall, you get two views at once: the Burj Khalifa and the romantic Dubai Fountains water show.

Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah is known as the Beverly Hills of Dubai. This public beach stretches along the south coast from the junction of The Palm Jumeirah Island.

The Address Downtown Dubai

Most lounges inside this luxury hotel offer brilliant vistas of the Burj Khalifa. We suggest afternoon tea on the Risala terrace, or drinks in the Neos sky lounge (on the 63rd floor).

Safa Park

Located 3 kilometers from the Burj Khalifa, this green space offers a dose of tranquility within the city -- and unique photos looking back across the lake, towards Dubai's skyscrapers.

Burj Khalifa: Our Tips

How do you get a great picture of the Burj Khalifa?

Be patient and get creative. The Burj Khalifa is so tall that it will look out of proportion compared to almost everything else in the city! This gives you a serious chance to go on a photography mission, and a really fun excuse to explore all that Dubai has to offer (perhaps with an organized tour!).

How do you buy tickets for Burj Khalifa itself?

Once you've taken an incredible photo, make sure you go to the At The Top observation deck inside Burj Khalifa and celebrate. Tip: Buy a Skip-the-Line ticket in order to avoid up to 1.5-hour wait times.

When is the best time of year to go to Dubai?

The summer season will be cheapest, but it will also be incredibly hot. From November to April, the temperatures will be plenty warm for the beach without being too overwhelming. One additional planning tip: the holy month of Ramadan (when many Dubai locals will be fasting from dawn until dusk) has a big impact on the city's tourist hotspots.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Hours vary from season to season, but the At The Top observation deck is usually open from 12:00PM - 9:30PM daily.
  • What is the price?
    The prices vary based on time of day, ticket time, and additional tour options.
  • Will I need a guide?
    If you want one, of course! Whether you want to explore the city of Dubai, or specifically learn more about the architecture from the At The Top observation deck at the Burj Khalifa, there is a helpful tour guide to suit your needs.
  • How to get there
    The Burj Khalifa is located in the heart of Dubai. Standing high at 163 floors tall, you won't be able to miss it.
  • Additional tips
    • FYI: The average wait time is 1.5 hours for tickets purchased at the door.
    • Make a note that the month of Ramadan will affect attraction opening times. Plan ahead when making travel plans to Dubai.

What People Are Saying About Burj Khalifa

Brilliant experience great vfm - stunning views

Definitely recommend The queue was really long, we got there for our 8pm slot but the queue meant we never reached the lift doors till 9.10pm - there were so many people we decided to have our meal first. The restaurant was lovely food great, we sat outside and was able to watch the fountain display. We went up the lift about 10.20pm the queue had died down and we had plenty of time on both floors to see the views and take lots of pictures Highly recommend

Burj Khalifa Ticket & 3-Course Meal at the Armani Hotel Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/11/2017

An amazing experience, would definitely recommend this tour

A great experience and view of Dubai, would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting.

Burj Khalifa Tickets: Level 124 & 125 Reviewed by Kevin, 09/30/2017

Brilliant whistle stop tour of the best sights in Dubai!

This tour is brilliant if you want to do a lot in a short space of time. It's great because you see nearly all of the top attractions in one day which makes it great value for money, especially considering the fantastic dinner!! The only down side is that you don't get to stop and stay anywhere for a long time so not good if you want a relaxing day.

Dubai Highlights Tour: The Top 5 Attractions Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/22/2017

We were given an excellent overview of many aspects of Dubai by Gigi.

Gigi was very knowledgeable and was able to communicate well. She was sensitive to our needs as mature age Travellers and we were left with a very positive jimpression of the history and amazing architecture of Dubai. We wished we were spending more than 3 nights here and hope to come back again.

Beautiful sights from an amazing piece of architecture

The trip was amazing from start to finish, the lifts taking you up are so fast. The 360 degree sights over the whole of Dubai and beyond and spectacular. Well worth the money

Burj Khalifa Tickets: Level 124 & 125 Reviewed by Sian, 09/16/2017

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