How to Reach Burj Khalifa


The Burj Khalifa is located in the heart of Downtown Dubai at 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard.

This tallest building is surrounded by well-known shopping centers, parks, zoos and aquariums.

The distance of Burj Khalifa from Dubai International Airport is approximately 9 miles (15 km).

Owing to Burj Khalifa’s location in the middle of one of the world’s largest transit hubs, it is a must-visit site. Directions to Burj Khalifa

How to reach Burj Khalifa by Metro

How to reach Burj Khalifa by Metro

Due to easy accessibility, affordability and convenience, most visitors use the metro as a preferred means of transportation to reach Burj Khalifa.

The Dubai Metro operates from Saturday to Thursday from 7 am to 11 pm.

On Fridays, the service operates from 10 am to 11 pm.

To get to the Burj Khalifa from Dubai International Airport, hop on the red line metro station accessible at Airport Terminal 1 and Airport Terminal 3.

The Red Line metro will take you to the Burj Khalifa/ Dubai mall metro station within 30 minutes.

The Burj Khalifa is a 10-minute walk away from there.

A one-way taxi ride costs approximately AED 50 ($14), whereas a metro train ride costs approximately AED 9 ($3).

As you will discover, taking the metro train is always less expensive than a taxi.

How to reach Burj Khalifa by car  

Taking a car or a taxi to the Burj Mall entrance, which also happens to be the only route inside the Burj Khalifa, is one simple way to get to the attraction.

The Burj Khalifa is about a 20-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.

So, hailing a cab or driving to the attraction is another convenient way to reach this destination.

How to reach Burj Khalifa by bus

Buses can be used to get to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa from a number of points; the most practical routes will depend on where you start.

In order to get to the Burj Khalifa, take the bus, specifically the F13 line, and get off at the Dubai Mall stop.

You can also hop on bus no. 27, 28 or 29 to Dubai Mall’s main entrance.

The skyscraper entrance can be reached in just a few minutes on foot from there.

Alternatively, you can also take the Dubai bus no. X22 from Business Bay or bus 50 from International City.

This bus route passes through several major areas of Dubai, including Business Bay and Dubai Mall (Main entrance).

These buses will drop you off at the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Bus Stop.

From there, you can walk to the entrance of the Burj Khalifa.

A bus ticket typically costs between AED 9 ($3) and AED 15 ($4), depending on the distance traveled.

Getting to the Burj Khalifa Entrances

Burj Khalifa Entrances
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The Burj Khalifa is conveniently located within a stone’s throw of Dubai Mall.

As such, accessing the Burj Khalifa from Dubai Mall is incredibly easy.

In fact, the two are so closely linked that the Burj Khalifa has a single main entrance that actually runs through Dubai Mall itself. 

You only need to enter Dubai Mall and take the elevators on the lower ground floor opposite the food court to get there.

Here, you can choose between two lines, depending on whether you have purchased the At The Top Burj Khalifa tickets or not.

If you have a ticket, take the double-deck elevator that takes you to At The Top or At The Top Burj Khalifa SKY observation decks.

Once you reach the summit, you will be treated to stunning views of the city and the Arabian Gulf.

You can even see the desert stretching out in front of you.

How to reach the top of Burj Khalifa

The quickest way to reach the top of Burj Khalifa is to take the express lift from the lower ground floor of the Dubai Mall, which is linked directly to the tower.

This double-deck elevator will take you to the At The Top observation decks on the floor 124 and 125 in 60 seconds.

Follow this link to learn more about one of the highest observation decks in the world

Burj Khalifa At The Top Entrance

Burj Khalifa At The Top Entrance

When you reach the observation deck at the Burj Khalifa on floor 124, 124 and 148, you can explore both the indoor and outdoor areas.

Inside, you can find a cafe, souvenir shop, and an interactive multimedia presentation. 

Plus, you can take part in a 3D virtual reality experience to explore the building from the outside.

Visitors can use a telescope on the outdoor terrace to view the stars and take in the astounding city views from here.

You can then visit the tranquil Burj Khalifa Park, which features gardens, pavilions, and ponds on the ground level.

As a final touch, you can take the elevator back to ground level and explore the nearby Dubai Mall, where you can enjoy lots of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Let’s explore the options together and find the best ticketing option for your visit to Burj Khalifa’s observation deck!

A standard ticket for the observation deck At The Top on floors 124 and 125 of Burj Khalifa costs AED 149 ($41).

On the other hand, the Burj Khalifa’s At The Top Sky observation deck is accessible only with a VIP ticket that costs AED 553 ($151)


What is the closest airport to Burj Khalifa?

The nearest airport to the Burj Khalifa is Dubai International Airport, which is only 13 kilometers away.

Where is the Burj Khalifa located?

Burj Khalifa is located in the heart of Dubai, which is one of the five emirates constituting the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Its address is 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Burj Khalifa on map

How to reach Burj Khalifa from Dubai Mall?

Traveling to the Burj Khalifa from the Dubai Mall is a breeze and normally a very straightforward process.

Start your journey by entering the mall and heading to the lower ground floor.

There, you will find signs leading you to the Burj Khalifa.

 Where is the entrance to Burj Khalifa?

The Burj Khalifa’s main entrance is located in Dubai Mall.

For those who do not have tickets for At The Top Burj Khalifa, there is one elevator line and a second for those who do.

Simply use the escalator from the Dubai Mall’s lower ground floor to travel to the Burj Khalifa elevators.

 How to reach Burj Khalifa from dubai airport?

The Dubai International Airport (DXB) is located about 9 miles (15 km) away from Burj Khalifa.

So, a taxi is the fastest and most convenient way to reach Burj Khalifa.

The taxi fare from the airport to Burj Khalifa is around AED 50 ($14) and the journey takes approximately 15 minutes.

Alternatively, you can also take the Dubai Metro, which runs from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 of the airport and takes you to Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall station.

The fare is AED 9 ($3) and the journey takes around 20 minutes.

Is parking available at Dubai Mall?

Yes, visitors can park at Dubai Mall.

There are approximately 3,000 parking spaces available in the mall’s multi-level car park.

This four-story parking garage takes up a little less than 89,000 square meters.

Follow this link to Learn more about the Burj Khalifa parking.

How do I get to Burj Khalifa?

The metro is the most convenient way to travel to the Burj Khalifa as it is the fastest and most efficient way.

Visitors can take the red line from any metro station to reach the station and disembark at the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall station.

A cab is another option for reaching the Burj Khalifa from the Dubai Mall.

It can be booked through mobile applications, or visitors can hail one from the street.

A modernized bus fleet makes it simple and convenient to explore Dubai.

Hop on the bus to the Dubai Mall entrance to be whisked away to the iconic Burj Khalifa in no time. 

In conclusion, there are various ways to reach the Burj Khalifa from the Dubai Mall. Visitors can take the metro, a cab or use the bus service.

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