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!!!!
Awesome experience.....go the extra mile and purchase the At The Top Sky ticket to the 148th floor. You will get more than an elevator ride. As you arrive at your designated time slot you will be brought into a room with other guest for the same time slot. There you will be given a cup of Arabic coffee, dates and a synopsis of what to expect. From there you will go to the elevator to the 148th floor. On the 148th floor you will be allowed to stay for 45minutes enjoying the views and take pictures. We found this more than enough time. Then you will descend to the 125th floor to enjoy the views from that level and stay as long as your want. My husband and I had the perfect time slot. We saw the fountain light show below, saw a gorgeous sunset, and saw Dubai come alive below and around us when the lights of the city came on. Also, by purchasing this ticket you will not experience any lines going up the elevator or down from the 125th floor to the ground level. On the 125th floor, don't forget to purchase some postcards, buy stamps, have them postmarked and place the cards in a mail box there at the gift shop.
Lots of fun. The view was amazing and the ability to see the Burj from the top floor was amazing.
This visit was absolutely amazing, the views from the 148th floor were out of this world, I would highly recommend this to my family and friends, and I hope I will be doing it again soon
Well worth paying to go to the higher floor. There is a difference up higher and you can go outside! Snacks and skip the line were nice and there was a big queue to go in so I found it worth the extra. Great experience!!
Great views, busy but well organised, don't go if you are afraid of heights!
Highly recommend going to the very top.. We enjoyed the 148th floor over the other 2 floors!!
The tour happened as per schedule. Everything was as expected and we enjoyed the experience. We would recommend this tour
Beat the long, crazy lines with this VIP ticket! Enter a private room where they provide dates and coffee. I felt so important, ha! The view from t he 148th especially the outside patio is spectacular. The refreshing mint tea served hit the spot. When I went down to the public viewing on the 125th floor I didn't even stay long - way too many people. This is worth the extra money and I enjoyed cutting the lines on the way down too! :
Great views from the top and we didn't have to wait in long queus prior to going up in the lift
I would recommend going up to the 148th floor, i mean how many times in life will you get to do that?
It was unbelievable experience! Worth to pay extra to avoid queues and get at the top with small group of people. First we reached 148th floor with welcoming drinks and sweets. After 40min up there we went down to 125th where views were stunning out from the windows, also you can get one floor down and check the view from the balcony. We were there at 7pm so was already dark but it gave even better emotions to see all city lights. Great!
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