Inaugurated in the year 2010, Burj Khalifa is presently the tallest building in the world. Formerly known as the Burj Dhabi, the skyscraper has been renamed in honor of the ruler Abu Dhabi and the President of UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed AL Nahyan. The building has been awarded many prestigious awards for its architecture and décor and has henceforth been a prime tourist attraction.
Dubai Airport or the Abu Dhabi Airport is the prime halt for tourists. The airport is well-connected to the rest of the world for its commercial transit, hence, visitors from anywhere in the globe can easily avail a flight to Abu Dhabi or the Dubai Airport.
By Taxi From Dubai Airport
The first option on how to reach Burj Khalifa chosen by most of the visitors here is a taxi driver from the Dubai Airport. The taxi drivers may either drop the passengers in front of the Burj Khalifa building or at the Dubai Mall, the total journey of which takes an estimated time of 20-30 minutes. The taxi fare costing AED 50 is determined by using argo which henceforth saves the exhaustion of bargaining.
By Metro From Dubai Airport
One can easily avail the metro facilities of Dubai. However, for using the metro, one has to buy the NoI Card from the counter first. Visitors are advised to opt for the Silver NoI Card if they are to travel only once. One NoI Card allows only one adult (and children if any) and costs AED 3-7 to reach Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. The tallest building is henceforth at a 10minutes walking distance from there.
By Taxi From Abu Dhabi
A taxi drive from the Abu Dhabi Airport is preferred by most of the visitors. A ride up to the Burj Khalifa takes an average of 1.5 hours and costs around AED 300-400. The taxi fare is determined by using argo and hence cannot be changed by bargaining.
By Bus From Abu Dhabi
For a budget trip, one can also avail the buses from the Abu Dhabi Airport. However, the time of travel is much longer than the previous option available. For this, one has to first board a bus from the Abu Dhabi Airport to reach the bus depot. This takes an average time of 20-30 minutes. From there, the visitor can take a bus to Dubai for AED 35. However, specific Silver NoI Cards charging AED 25 can also be used for the same.