BURJ KHALIFA LOUNGE ON 154TH FLOOR: NEW VIP EXPERIENCE IN DUBAI
Burj Khalifa Lounge on the 154th Floor opened earlier in 2019, making it the world's highest spot to enjoy a drink and some canapés. The Lounge is located at a dizzying 585 meters (1,919 feet) above ground and has its own outdoor terrace.
If previously the highest floor accessible for visitors was 148, then now the special tickets are offered for the VIP experience in the Burj Khalifa for floors 152-154.
To read about the other 'burj' in Dubai, check out our post: Afternoon Tea at the Burj Al Arab
GETTING TO THE LOUNGE ON THE 154TH FLOOR
The lounge is spread out on three floors, 152-154, and it has its own outdoor terrace. The VIP experience begins when your private escort meets you at the At the Top ticket counter on the lower ground floor in the Dubai Mall. You will then proceed through a maze of back hallways and glass doors to the residents' elevator. This elevator takes you only a couple of floors up where the second escort leads you to another elevator that will take you to floor 123. From there, the third escort leads you to the elevator to go to floor 154. The experience is quite bizarre and feels like a James Bond movie. The elevators have no windows and look like shiny metal boxes, going up 10 meters in one second.
REFRESHMENTS AT THE LOUNGE ON THE 154TH FLOOR
Reaching the 154th floor, 585 meters high, guests are greeted with a glass of wine or bubbly (that tasted like cheap prosecco). Canapés are also served at the lounge - shrimp, samosas, petit fours - and not that tasty.
VIEWS FROM THE LOUNGE AT 585 METERS HIGH
The best part of the experience is the outdoor terrace. The VIP escort, dressed in a black suite, takes you through several glass doors to the terrace, which unlike on floor 148, is truly open with the glass wall reaching only chest-height. No glare when you take photos but definitely not for the faint-hearted!
Alternatively, you can enjoy the view, including the fountain show down below, through the safety of the windows in the lounge.
THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD
The architectural height of Burj Khalifa is 828 meters or 2717 feet, and it has held the title of the highest building in the world for ten years. However, once the Dubai Creek Tower and the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia are completed, both will be even higher than Burj Khalifa. The Lounge on the 154th Floor is the highest occupied floor in the building, 253 meters below the tip.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR VISITING BURJ KHALIFA
HOW TO BOOK TICKETS TO BURF KHALIFA:
If the online system does not accept your credit card, check whether your hotel can reserve the tickets or go to the Dubai Mall and buy the tickets there. The Burj Khalifa main ticket office is located on the lower ground floor of the Dubai Mall. Be prepared to walk a long distance since this is one of the largest malls in the world.
PRICES OF THE VIP PACKAGE AT THE LOUNGE ON 154TH FLOOR
a. Afternoon Tea (12.30-17.00) - 600 AED ($163)
b. Bubbly Sundowner (17.30-19.00) - 649AED ($177)
c. Cocktails Under the Stars (19.30 - midnight) - 600 AED ($163)
OTHER PACKAGES FOR LOWER LEVELS:
a. Levels 124, 125 and 148 with refreshments: AED 370 - 525 ($100 - $143) depending on the time of the day.
b. Levels 124 and 125: 141 - 216 AED ($38 - $59)
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