Make your way to the lower-ground level of Dubai Mall and start your journey to 'At the Top' at Burj Khalifa by stepping aboard the attraction’s 213-foot (65-meter) moving sidewalk that transports you to the elevator. As you ride, watch a state-of-the-art multi-media presentation that chronicles the city’s history and gives information about the construction of Burj Khalifa.
After a quick stop at a viewing point for a close-up view of the iconic skyscraper, arrive at the elevator, and then start your vertical ascent to the observation deck. Traveling at a speed of 33 feet (10 meters) per second, the elevator shuttles you up to the 124th floor in little time at all.
As the elevator doors open, walk right up to the floor-to-ceiling glass walls that provide breathtaking views of the city, desert and ocean. Gaze down at the mansions of Palm Jumeirah, admire the sleek façade of Burj Al Arab hotel, and look out for the glitzy yachts cruising around Dubai Marina. If you select an evening entrance ticket, the sparkling city lights and starry night sky vie for your attention instead.
Walk around the observation deck and admire 360-degree panoramic views over the city. Perhaps use the specially adapted telescopes to zoom in on city views and see images of certain attractions at different phases in their history. If the weather is good, head outside to the open-air terrace to enjoy a different perspective of the sweeping views below.
Most people find that spending one hour 'At the Top' is sufficient to see everything, but your ticket allows you to spend as long as you like at the observation deck. Shop for Burj Khalifa souvenirs, if you wish, and then travel back down the elevator and moving sidewalk to Dubai Mall, where your experience finishes.