General Travel News

Burj Khalifa Observatory Open To Public

Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, opened its observatory to the public today at 3 pm (Tuesday, January 5).  Yesterday thousands of people gathered at the Burj area promenade to watch the opening, which coincided with the celebration of the fourth anniversary of the Accession of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE.

Beginning on Wednesday, members of the public will be permitted to go to the 124th floor between 10 am and 10 pm on Sunday through Wednesday and between 10 am and 10 pm Thursday through Sunday.  Online and telephone booking services are not yet available, so tickets can only be purchased from the ‘At the Top’ kiosk in Dubai Mall.  Ticket prices are as follows:

Dated & Timed Adult (12 years +) Dh100
Dated & Timed Child (3- 12 years) Dh 75
Immediate Entry Adult/Child Dh210
Infants (0-3) Free of Charge
 

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