Fantastic experience at 148 stories in the air. We researched and went back and forth on whether to buy the cheaper tickets and only visit the 124th floor and with the main crowd lots of people or buy the more expensive At the top SKY tickets. I have a fear of heights and didn't want to be stuck in a huge crowd both in the elevator and on the 124th floor for the viewing experience.
So we decided the more expensive SKY ticket would be worth it for us. With the SKY ticket you get to wait in a private room and served Arabian coffee and some small treats. There were maybe 20 people waiting with us in the room. Within a few minutes we were taken to a special line where we went through security and started our trek to the elevators. During this walk we stopped a couple of times for our Tour Hostess to explain the design and building of the Burj Khalifa as we watched electronic video of the Burj being built.
Several minutes later we entered our private SKY ticket elevator. I noticed a long line of people waiting for an elevator to take them to the 124th floor ie: standard ticket. The elevators are remarkable! They whisk you up at a rapid pace but yet there is little to none of movement or noise within the elevator itself. The floor numbers were clicking off at about one floor per second. I was amazed and wondered how much these elevators cost!
As we traveled up to the 125th floo,r which is only for the SKY ticket holders, there was a video shown on the walls of the elevator showing more of the process of the building the Burj Khalifa and views from the top. I was getting a little nervous :-
Once we exited into the 148th floor of the Burj Khalifa it was quite breath taking. But I had no fear. It's all glassed in and it is so high it didn't create the panicy feeling I get other times. Servers waited with offerings of tasty treats and cool drinks for us.
Well, the views from this observation deck at this altitude was simply fantastic. And it was not crowded with hundreds of people as I've heard floor 124 is. We spent about 45 minutes or so on the 148th floor and watched the sunset. This is a really special time to be at the SKY observation deck as the sunset is just tremendous!! See the pics I've attached.
As the sun set we then entered our elevator to go down to the 125th floor. We stayed here for 20 minutes or so and bought some keepsakes. Then we took an elevator down to 1st floor and walked the mall a bit.
In summary, for us the SKY entrance tickets were well worth the extra cost. Considering, for most people this is a once in a lifetime experience it is worth it to spend the extra money and have one of the most exciting experiences of your life.
To watch the sun set at the Burj Khalifa book your tour at 4:30 to 5:00. The sun sets appx 6:30 but you'll need that time to get up there and relax with the views before the sun sets.
Amazing tower, amazing view, amazing tour -- it's definitely worth the extra money to skip the queue and get to the 148th floor! Compared to the 125th, where it's pretty difficult to get close to the windows, there was much less crowd and it was easy to take great photos. We were there at peak period, so we could see Dubai from the top both before and after sunset -- the latter is really-really great!
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A definite must when in Dubai! It is not cheap during peak hours but we ended up booking the 5PM slot and watching the sun set and the fountains come on at 6 PM.
Fantastic way to see Dubai. We did 8pm tour. Were met and escorted to private lounge and offered local coffee and dates till our tour was ready. By passed the lines and were taken to floor 148. Only 16 of us. Soft drinks and sweets and the best view of Dubai we will ever see. Plenty of time to see from all sides not rushed. We could then go down to 125 but very crowded and we were very happy with what we had seen. Would recommend paying the extra to go to the top!
I thought this was quite an expensive tour when I booked it but my husband and I were very glad we had paid the extra to go to the 'Top' It was an amazing experience, and we were very glad to miss the que which was heading off into the shopping mall.
BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING,must go straight to the top 148th floor.
Well worth paying the extra money to get to the 148th! Plenty of time at the top to chill out and enjoy the view before descending. This is a must for every visitor to Dubai!!!!
It was great!. Paying extra but worth it.
magnificent unforgettable experience
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