By Sajila Saseendran

Getting a view from the world’s highest observatory deck will now cost one quarter more, Khaleej Times has learnt.

Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa’s viewing deck At the Top has increased the ticket prices for early purchase dated and timed general admission for adults from Dh100 to Dh125 and for children (aged between four and 12) from Dh75 to Dh95.

The ticket price for immediate entry remains the same, Dh400, for both adults and children. Both the ticket categories remain free for infants and children up to three-years-old.

A spokesperson for Emaar, the developer of the world’s tallest building, who answered questions from Khaleej Times, did not specify when exactly the new rates for the general admission tickets were implemented, but evidence seen by Khaleej Times suggests this has been the case since at least January.

The spokesperson stated that “regular tickets now allow visitors with the added benefit of using the Viewfinders at no additional charge”.

Viewfinders are the special telescopes that provide virtual time-travel visions of the scenes beyond and below the observation deck on the 124th floor of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. It is understood that viewing time per visitor was restricted earlier when visitors had to purchase separate cards to operate the Viewfinders — a fee that has now been removed. More info