The Burj Khalifa transcends its title as the tallest building in the world. It captivates millions of visitors and offers an experience that extends far beyond its iconic exterior. More than a symbol of Dubai’s ambitious and futuristic vision, this extraordinary structure invites visitors to enter its walls for extraordinary living experiences. With a myriad of activities to entice people of all ages and diverse interests, ranging from architecture enthusiasts to avid shoppers, thrill-seekers, and those seeking luxurious experiences and fine dining, the appeal of the Burj Khalifa knows no bounds. TicketsToDo presents a list of top activities to do in Burj Khalifa.

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Dubai Burj Khalifa Activities To Explore Indoors

Reach At The Top Observation Decks of Burj Khalifa:

The observation deck called "At The Top" features glass window panels overlooking the city

The first activity to do in Burj Khalifa is to scale to the top. The lower observation deck is called “At the Top,” and visitors are treated to awe-inspiring panoramic views of Dubai’s skyline, the vast Arabian Gulf, and the sweeping desert landscape beyond. Situated on levels 124 and 125, these observation decks have a floor-to-ceiling glass walls that guarantee an unobstructed view, perfect for capturing breathtaking photographs and witnessing magical sunsets.The 124th-floor observation deck hosts state-of-the-art, high-powered telescopes that enable you to visually explore a close-up look at various landmarks and locations, enhancing the overall experience of being atop the world’s tallest building.

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Lounge in the SKY

Sky Deck in the evening as visitors witness the sea of city lights from above

For a more luxurious and private experience, you can access the SKY Luxury Lounge at the 148th floor of Burj Khalifa. The Sky stands at 555 meters high, and you get a guided tour.  This exclusive experience offers luxurious amenities and a more serene ambiance with fewer crowds and is the highest observation deck in the world. The timings on this floor are limited and the tour lasts only 30 minutes. The sunsets are breathtaking, and on clear days you can even see the shores of Iran. At the lounge you also get to enjoy an impeccable selection of the finest teas and coffees. Breakfast is served in the morning, high tea in the afternoon and champagne during sunset. The Sky Lounge experience is perfect for those seeking an upscale and personalized outing.

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Get a relaxing Spa at the Burj Club

A man looking out of the Burj Club window in a robe after a relaxing spa

The Burj Club Spa offers all kind of luxuries including massages, Hydropeptide facials, brightening treatments with Caviar Collagen, lip plumping treatments, while the amenities include sauna, steam room, and thermal showers.The price ranges from AED 75 to AED 820 and cater to both men and women. There’s a level dedicated only to women if you are comfortable with a women-only facility.

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Dine with a view

A customer can look out of the restaurant at At.mospehre and enjoy the view of the whole city of Dubai while dining delectable cuisines

Visitors have the opportunity to savor delectable meals with breathtaking views at Burj Khalifa. Whether you prefer casual eateries or award-winning fine-dining establishments, the options cater to every palate. The delightful combination of mouthwatering cuisine and captivating outlook ensures an unforgettable dining experience. 

At a staggering height of 442 meters above the ground, on level 122 of Burj Khalifa, you’ll find At.mosphere, the world’s highest restaurant, offering an array of cuisines from around the globe. This extraordinary dining venue promises an unparalleled experience where you can indulge in exceptional flavors while gazing out at Dubai’s mesmerizing skyline.

For a unique Friday brunch experience, head to Rooftop, the Burj Club, where you can enjoy a sumptuous BBQ spread from various stations, all set against the backdrop of the spectacular Dubai Fountain. 

Stay at the Armani Hotel Dubai

Armani Hotel is a sleek black luxury hotel in Burj Khalifa

Indulge in a lavish stay by reserving a room at the prestigious Armani Hotel Dubai, nestled within the magnificent Burj Khalifa. Conceived by the fashion maestro Giorgio Armani, this upscale hotel exudes elegance and boasts world-class amenities, such as luxurious spa treatments, exclusive dining options, and unparalleled personalized service. Notably, this is Giorgio Armani’s first-ever hotel design, occupying the eighth floor, with luxurious suites situated on levels 38 and 39. 

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing views of the Fountain, Dubai Lake, and the vibrant Downtown as you explore. Delight in an exceptional dining experience by choosing from an extensive array of menus across its various restaurants. Savor the flavors of contemporary, Italian, and Japanese-inspired cuisines offered at its diverse food spots.

The comprehensive spa is a sanctuary of indulgence, featuring a variety of amenities such as saunas, steam baths, and an ice waterfall to rejuvenate your senses. Treat yourself to a delightful assortment of hot teas, cold infusions, and fresh fruits that are meant to pamper and revitalize you, adding to the overall charm of your stay.

Workout at the Burj Club Gym

women working out outdoors in front of Burj Khalifa

For those seeking a more energetic and invigorating experience, the Burj Club gym is the perfect destination. Unlike some free gyms, this facility offers professional supervision during fitness sessions, ensuring optimal results and safety. Equipped with state-of-the-art machines and a semi-Olympic indoor lap pool, the gym provides a comprehensive fitness environment.

Overlooking the mesmerizing Dubai Fountain, the Burj Club gym offers a diverse range of fitness programs to cater to various preferences and goals. For those aiming to shed some pounds, the “Functional Fit” program is tailored to meet your needs. Whatever your fitness goals, the Burj Club gym has you covered. Moreover, the gym caters to women who prefer a ladies-only environment with a dedicated level solely for them.

Dubai Burj Khalifa Activities To Explore Outdoors

Witness The Dubai Fountain Show

Dubai Fountain shows the water dance and tunes with lights, music and movement for a spectacular show

Situated adjacent to Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountain stands as the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. This mesmerizing water dance unfolds against the backdrop offering an enchanting spectacle of lights and music. The fountain show, held every evening, draws countless spectators who gather to witness this captivating performance. The Dubai Fountain boasts a unique design featuring five circles of varying sizes and two arcs, creating a powerful water display akin to a graceful dance. The fountain’s allure is further enhanced by its ability to showcase over 1,000 different water expressions, made possible through the use of more than 6,600 WET Super-lights and 25 color projectors, among other impressive features. To witness this extraordinary visual spectacle, visiting in the evening is highly recommended.

Do Touristy things at The Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall is near Burj Khalifa and it is a vibrant space with thousands of stores and hundreds of activities

Adjacent to Burj Khalifa lies the renowned Dubai Mall, a shopaholic’s haven, housing an impressive array of high-end boutiques, international brands, and diverse dining establishments. Within this expansive retail oasis, visitors can indulge in retail therapy, experience the thrill of indoor ice skating, and explore the captivating Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, all conveniently located under one roof.

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With a staggering number of over 1,200 retail stores, the mall offers an extensive variety of products catering to every taste and desire. Covering an astounding area of over 1 million square meters, equivalent to 200 football pitches, this shopping center ranks among the largest malls globally. Dubai Mall was the most visited building in the world in 2011, attracting over 50 million visitors annually.

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Beyond shopping and dining, the Dubai Mall offers a plethora of entertainment and leisure attractions to captivate visitors of all ages. One of the highlights is the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, where thousands of aquatic animals reside, and visitors can walk through a mesmerizing 270-degree tunnel. For an exciting virtual reality experience, the VR Park offers unique attractions that transport visitors to immersive virtual worlds. Families will find an array of family-friendly attractions to enjoy, including KidZania®, an innovative children’s edutainment concept, the Reel Cinemas megaplex, and the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink.

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Have a picnic at the Burj Park

Cycle stand in front of the Burj Park

Situated just a short 5-minute walk from the iconic Burj Khalifa, Burj Park offers a serene green oasis covering an area of 11,300 square meters, making it one of the finest parks in Dubai. You can enjoy a close and breathtaking view of the Burj Khalifa and the mesmerizing Dubai Fountain from the park. It’s a perfect spot to unwind and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the day. Spread out a picnic blanket, savor delicious food, and soak in the incredible views of the surroundings.

Burj Khalifa offers an array of activities both inside and outside that promise a memorable visit. From the breathtaking “At The Top” observation decks providing panoramic views and state-of-the-art telescopes to the exclusive luxury of the SKY Lounge on the 148th floor, the experiences are diverse. The Burj Club Spa offers relaxation while dining at heights of 442 meters in At.mosphere or enjoying a Friday brunch at Rooftop, provides unforgettable culinary experiences. The Armani Hotel Dubai within Burj Khalifa offers lavish stays and spa treatments. Outside the Burj Khalifa, witness the Dubai Fountain Show, explore the Dubai Mall’s shopping and entertainment, and find tranquility at the Burj Park. Plan your visit with TicketsToDo to embrace these unique opportunities and create lasting memories.