getting to burj khalifa

Getting to the Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa stands apart from all of Dubai’s high-rise buildings. At 830 meters, it towers over the city’s skyscrapers. If you’re planning to visit the Burj Khalifa, you must be wondering where it is located and what is the best way to get there. We bring to you the most convenient commute options to reach your destination. 

Burj Khalifa Location

The Burj Khalifa is located in the heart of the City of Gold, at: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates. 

Google Map Directions.

How to get to the Burj Khalifa

There are several ways to get to the Burj Khalifa. You can use public transport options like the metro or a bus, or drive down. Please remember that the only way to get to Burj Khalifa At The Top or At The Top SKY, the only way to do so is through the Dubai Mall. Only if you have reservations at one of Burj Khalifa’s restaurants can you directly enter the tower through its separate entrance.

By Metro
By Car
By Taxi

The Dubai Metro is the fastest and most economical way to reach the Burj Khalifa. 

You would have to get onto the Red Line of the Dubai Metro and get off at the Burj Khalifa station -- it is the closest station to Dubai Mall. From here, you can either take Bus F13 at get off at the Dubai Mall Bus Stop, or walk for about 15 minutes to get to the mall. 

Once you get to Dubai Mall, you can walk through the Lower Ground floor and exit at the Burj Khalifa entrance.

If you plan to drive down to the Dubai Mall, you can add the following location on Google or Apple Maps: Dubai Mall -- 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates. 

Or else, if you’re driving from the center of the city, you can take the first interchange and get onto Financial Centre Road. Continue along this road and you will find Dubai Mall at your right side.

While taking a taxi is the fastest way to reach the Dubai Mall, it is the least economical option. Minimum fare begins from AED 12 and taxi meters start from AED 1.6/kilometer.

If you take a taxi between 06:00 AM to 10:00 PM, starting fare is AED 3, while if you travel between 10:00 PM to 06:00 AM, starting fare is AED 3.50.

Burj Khalifa Entrances

The Burj Khalifa is located right next to the Dubai Mall. If you plan to visit At The Top or At The Top SKY, the only Burj Khalifa entrance is through the mall. You would have to walk across and exit the Lower Ground floor. Once you make your way to the Burj Khalifa counters, you need to simply show your reserved ticket and your journey begins.

Visitors cannot enter the Burj Khalifa directly, unless they are residents, have a reservation at At.Mosphere, or are guests at the Armani Hotel.  

Getting to Burj Khalifa FAQs

Q. Where is the Burj Khalifa located?
A. The Burj Khalifa is centrally located, at 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates.

Q. How do I get to Burj Khalifa?
A. While you can drive, or take a cab, the best way to get to Burj Khalifa is by metro. On the Red Line, get off at the Burj Khalifa station. From here, you can either walk, or take the bus to Dubai Mall.

Q. Where is Burj Khalifa’s entrance?
A. To enter Burj Khalifa, you would have to walk across the Lower Ground floor of the Dubai Mall and exit at the tower’s counter. 

Q. Is parking available at Dubai Mall?
A. Yes. The Dubai Mall has a vast parking space for visitors. The most popular parking spaces are Zabeel Parking and Grand Parking. 

Q. Can I store my luggage before going up the Burj Khalifa?
A. You can check in any large pieces of luggage at the Secure Baggage Area in the Dubai Mall, near the Burj Khalifa entrance. 

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