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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

v good tour , all good except Saga stop. Souk stop preferred!

Overall , really enjoyed the tour , good use of time to see city highlights. Although the Saga stop was educational, I would have thought the city had much better sights , maybe a traditional souk? Food was excellent at the Armani and the fountains and burn kalefa were great. The tour rep was really friendly, the only criticism was that we had booked for the English guide experience, however as she had booked a group of 10 Spanish friends on that day , the tour was done predominantly in Spanish with the occasional English translation... However overall very good trip and value for money .

Dubai Highlights Tour: The Top 5 Attractions Reviewed by Mark, 12/07/2017

Definitely worth the money to go to the top and skip the lines

I am afraid of heights and this did not bother me at all. The engineering of this building is amazing. It’s beautiful inside and out. Moving the crowds is so efficient and friendly. It is an amazing structure. So happy we did this. Even going outside on the balcony did not bother me.

All was well run. a was a little expensive. Would only do it once

I will tell my friends it was good but it is quite expensive. Let them make there own mind up.

Burj Khalifa Tickets and Tour: Level 124, 125 and 148 Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 11/25/2017

amazing experience with ridiculous behavior

Burj khalifa is amazing experience but I suppose to that prices for taken pictures by your employees are really ridiculous and that is really not apropriate for such a huge and proud building. In addition when the ticket is expensive enough

Burj Khalifa Tickets: Level 124 & 125 Reviewed by Kateřina, 11/24/2017

Sunset from the Burj Khalifa was a magical experience.

A must do when visiting Dubai. We took the 4:30 trip up and the highlight was watching the sun go down over the coast towards Jumerah.

Burj Khalifa Tickets: Level 124 & 125 Reviewed by Mark, 11/14/2017

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