Dubai is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. The iconic Burj Khalifa is not only one of the tallest buildings in the world from where you can watch the whole of Dubai but among the beautiful landmarks in Dubai you should add to your list of must see attractions. From indoors or from the open terrace, you can enjoy the 360-degrees view of the desert, city, and ocean too.
You can even enjoy the multimedia presentation of the history of Dubai and get a souvenir while on the way back. So, if you are wondering how to get from Dubai Airport to Burj Khalifa, there are three affordable yet fastest ways. This is not only handy if you are in Dubai on a layover or visiting for a long vacation, but you will also mostly need to know the best ways to get around in Dubai.
Getting To Burj Khalifa From Dubai Airport By:
Dubai Airport has many cool amenities making layovers and connections super easy. Another great thing about it is the ease of connection to transportation. This means that if you want to get out of Dubai airport to go to Burj Khalifa, there are plenty of options available to you. You can have a look Omio which details bus, transfer, taxi and flight options too for transportation.
The Line 27 Bus by Dubai Roads and Transport Authority takes about 58 minutes, which also includes 15 minutes transfer to cover a distance of 14.8 km. One thing for you to know is there is no direct bus from Dubai Airport to Burj Khalifa.
So, the time taken by the bus is a bit much. As firstly, the bus will pick the passengers from Airport Terminal 3 then go to Deira City Center. This bus transfer is available every 15 minutes. You also have the option from City Centre Metro Bus Stop A2, which goes to will via Dubai Mall. This bus runs every 30 minutes between these two stops.
So, to get to Burj Khalifa, you also need to factor in a walk of about 1.1 km, which is for 13 minutes from The Dubai Mall. The total cost per this mode of transportation by bus from the Airport is equivalent to £3.
Alternatively, the passengers who land at DXB Dubai Airport can take the metro train at the Red Line, which runs every of 10 minutes. Get to Deira City Center within 4 minutes and then from there take the bus to get to Burj Khalifa. The cost per person for a train is just under a pound.
This is one of the fastest ways to reach Burj Khalifa without even walking as you would have to do in case if you take the bus. The taxi service is available every day near Dubai Airport terminal 3 from where they shuttle round the clock.
So, to get from Dubai Airport to Burj Khalifa, this is the best transportation service as its also a lot quicker than the other two methods. From Dubai Airport to Burj Khalifa by taxi only takes around 13 minutes, covering a distance of 14.8 km.
The Dubai Taxi Corporation provides taxi to the tourists. The one-way cost is around £12. If you are taking a taxi kilometer wise, then you will be charged flat £5. But, if you travel more in the taxi beyond Burj Khalifa, then you will be charged £1 for each kilometer traveled. The total fare will be calculated at last means £5 + £1 x total kilometers traveled in the taxi. So, if you are coming to Dubai for the first time, traveling solo, or with kids, then hiring a taxi is the best option. Also, note that there is also the women-run taxi service in Dubai catering mainly to female and family customers. Also Uber, I have used Uber several times now in Dubai and all was perfectly safe and fine. I used it to get around as well as to get to and from the airport to our hotel.
You also have the option of booking a transfer service for a car or shuttle to take you to Dubai city centre by you can also choose to be dropped off at Burj Khalifa. There are a variety of car types and sizes to choose from and prices are equivalent to those on by taxi service but can also go up depending on the car and service chosen. Another option is to rent a car in Dubai but make sure you abide by the rules as there are hefty fines for speeding.
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