The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building and it’s really fancy. If you want to have a drink there, you might wonder how much it will cost. In this article, we’ll look at how much you have to pay to enjoy a drink up there.
The Atmosphere Factor
The Burj Khalifa has many fancy restaurants and bars, like the popular one called At.mosphere on the 122nd floor. This place gives you amazing views while you eat or drink. But, this special setting makes everything more costly. In other words, you’re not just buying a drink; you’re also paying for the whole experience, so each sip costs more.
The Drink’s Menu Range in Burj Khalifa
When it comes to the actual menu, expect a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. Cocktails may start from around $30, whereas a glass of wine can begin at approximately $25.
It’s worth noting that these are starting prices. Opting for something exclusive or vintage can significantly up the bill, pushing the cost of a single glass of wine or cocktail into triple digits.
The Access Fee
Some folks don’t know that you need to pay an extra fee just to get into some places in the Burj Khalifa. This fee is on top of what you pay for your drink and can be between $50 and $100. You might get a saved table and maybe a little snack with this fee, but mainly it’s like buying a ticket to get into a really special place.
If you don’t drink alcohol, you can still get things like fake cocktails, juice, and coffee. But they’re more expensive than what you’d pay at a regular coffee shop. For example, a coffee might cost you about $10, and a fake cocktail around $20. The cost is high because you’re also paying for the great view and fancy setting.
What About Tipping?
In Dubai, tipping is not obligatory but is appreciated. If you wish to tip, you could add about 10% to 15% on top of the bill.
Given the elevated prices, this means that even a small tip can add a significant amount to your total cost, further driving up the price of that memorable drink.
In the following you can check the menu
All quoted prices are net, inclusive of 7% Municipality Fee, 10% Service Charge and 5% VAT
The cocktail menu offers drinks priced from AED 63 to AED 79. For AED 74, you can try Skywalk, which has a mix of Russian std. original, limoncello, and pineapple juice. Another option at the same price is Sunshine Reggae, a rum and fruit blend. If you’re into rum and fruity flavors, Deep End costs AED 69 and includes blue curacao and pineapple juice.
For something unique, check out Instant Karma for AED 79. It’s a fruity mix with Dewar’s white label. If you like creamy drinks, Desert Rose is AED 69 and has Baileys and yogurt. The cheapest drink is Sunny & Stormy at AED 63, which is a spicy and fruity combo of Russian std. original and rum.
For more unique flavors, Ginpesto and Fresh Buck are worth a try. Ginpesto is AED 69 and combines gin with basil and lime. Fresh Buck is a spicy and fruity option for AED 74, made with Tequila Jose Cuervo and red chili. Each drink is different, so you’ll find something you like.
The cocktail menu has drinks that cost between AED 63 and AED 95. For AED 90, you can have a Bellini, which is just peach stuff and bubbly wine. If you like rum, you’ve got two options for AED 63: the Daiquiri has rum, lime, and syrup, and the Mojito adds mint to the rum and lime mix.
If you’re into spicy drinks, there’s a Bloody Mary for AED 63. It’s made with vodka and has a mix of tomato, lemon, and spices like pepper and tabasco. So you can pick something sweet, sour, or spicy, whatever you like.
If you want something fizzy, you can go for an Aperol Spritz at AED 95. It’s got Aperol, sparkling wine, and soda. So, you’ve got a bunch of classic drinks to pick from, no matter what you’re in the mood for.
The menu offers special non-boozy drinks priced from AED 32 to AED 37. For AED 37, you can get a Prince of Paradise, which is a fruity mix with grapefruit and peach. If you like berries, Red Sand is AED 32 and has strawberry, lychee, and cranberry juice.
If you’re in the mood for something sweet and smooth, Sunny Morning and Milk Shakes are both AED 37. Sunny Morning is a blend of strawberry, mango, honey, and milk. Milk Shakes come in three flavors: strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla.
If you want a healthy option, try Vitamin Overload for AED 37. It’s got carrot, apple, and ginger, with some sugar and lemon. It’s a tasty way to get some vitamins into your system.
The whiskey menu has drinks priced from AED 63 to AED 84. If you’re watching your wallet, Dewar’s White Label is the cheapest at AED 63. If you want to splurge, Macallan 12-year-old is AED 84.
You’ve got a bunch of options for AED 74, including famous names like Glenmorangie, Johnnie Walker Black Label, and Jack Daniel’s. They’re all different, so you can pick what you like.
If you want something in the middle, Chivas Regal 12 years is AED 79. It’s not as cheap as the AED 74 ones but not as pricey as the Macallan. So, there’s a whiskey for every budget and taste.
The menu has a few vodkas, and they cost between AED 63 and AED 79. If you’re looking for a cheaper option, Russian Standard Original is AED 63. It’s a good one if you don’t want to spend a lot.
If you can pay a little more, you’ve got Ketel One for AED 74. It’s more expensive but people say it’s really smooth.
The fanciest one is Grey Goose at AED 79. It’s the most expensive but it’s super smooth and a lot of people love it. So whatever your budget or taste, there’s a vodka for you.
The menu’s got a few kinds of rum, with prices ranging from AED 58 to AED 74. The cheapest one is Malibu at AED 58. It’s a good choice if you’re on a budget.
Next up, Bacardi has a couple options for AED 63: Bacardi Oro and Bacardi White. Both are the same price, so you can pick based on your flavor preference.
If you’re up for spending a bit more, Bacardi 8 Años is there for AED 74. It’s the priciest of the bunch but offers a unique taste. So, whether you’re saving or splurging, you’ve got a rum for you.
The menu has a short list of liqueurs, and they all cost AED 58. Whether you like Amaretto, Baileys, Sambuca, or Kahlua, you’re good to go without breaking the bank.
Each liqueur has its own special flavor. Amaretto is sweet and nutty, Baileys is creamy, Sambuca has an anise taste, and Kahlua is coffee-flavored.
So if you’re in the mood for something sweet or different after dinner, this section has got you covered. With all options at the same price, it’s easy to pick what you like.
The beer menu keeps it simple with all options priced at AED 53. Whether you’re a fan of Heineken, Corona, or Birra Moretti, each one costs the same. Heineken comes in two styles: the classic bottled version and the draught. Both are AED 53, so it’s up to you how you want your Heineken served.
So if you’re a beer person, picking is easy. All the beers cost the same, so just go for the one you like the most.
The gin options are pretty simple, with prices from AED 58 to AED 74. If you want to go easy on your wallet, Bombay Sapphire is the cheapest at AED 58.
If you’re willing to spend a little more, there’s Berry Bros No. 3 for AED 63. It’s a step up from Bombay but still not too expensive.
Got some extra cash? Then Hendrick’s is your best bet at AED 74. It’s the most expensive one but people really like its special taste. So, you’ve got choices for any budget.
TEQUILA & COGNAC
The menu has just one tequila, Jose Cuervo Gold, priced at AED 69. It’s a classic choice if you’re in the mood for tequila shots or cocktails.
For cognac fans, there’s Hennessy VS for AED 74. It’s the only cognac option, but it’s a popular one.
So, while the selection isn’t huge, both the tequila and cognac are well-known brands. Whatever you pick, you’re going with a classic.
The menu has aperitifs for AED 58 each. You can start your meal with a Campari or Aperol if you like something a bit bitter.
If you’re more into Martini, they’ve got three kinds: Rosso, Bianco, and Extra Dry. All are the same price, so pick your favorite.
Even though the options aren’t many, they’ve got the basics covered. Whether you want something bitter or prefer Martini, there’s something for you.
CHAMPAGNE BY GLASS 125 ML
The menu’s got just one kind of champagne by the glass. It’s Veuve Clicquot from France, and a small glass will cost you AED 147.
If you’re feeling fancy or have something to celebrate, this is what they’ve got. It’s a well-known brand, so you’re in safe hands.
So, if you’re cool with the price and want some bubbly, go for it!
SPARKLING WINE BY GLASS 125ML
The menu has two Italian sparkling wines you can get by the glass. The fancier one is Jeio Desiderio Brut, and it’s AED 90 a glass. If you wanna save some cash, you can go for Zonin Prosecco Brut. It’s AED 74 a glass, so it’s a bit cheaper.
Either way, you’ve got choices for bubbly, no matter your budget or what you’re in the mood for.
WHITE WINE BY GLASS 150ML
The menu has four different white wines you can get by the glass. If you’re on a budget, Hardy’s Riddle Chardonnay from Australia is the cheapest at AED 60.
Feeling like something from New Zealand or South Africa? You can get Wild Rock, Sauvignon Blanc for AED 74 or False Bay, Sauvignon Blanc for AED 63.
If Italian wine is more your thing, Ancora Pinot Grigio is available for AED 69. So you’ve got a decent selection to fit both your taste and wallet.
RED WINE BY GLASS 150 ML
The menu has three kinds of red wine you can get by the glass. If you like German wine, you can have Villa Wolf QbA, Pinot Noir for AED 74. Fancy something from Spain? Marqués de Cáceres Crianza is your pick for AED 79, making it the most expensive red wine here.
If you’re watching your wallet, Santa Julia Malbec from Argentina is just AED 63. It’s the most budget-friendly red wine they’ve got.
ROSE WINE BY GLASS 150 ML
The menu has just one option for rosé wine by the glass. It’s Château les Valentines from France, and it’s from the 2016 vintage. This French rosé will cost you AED 84 for a 150 ML glass. So if you’re in the mood for some rosé, that’s your only choice here. But hey, it’s a classic French wine.
CHAMPAGNE BY BOTTLE
The menu has three kinds of French champagne you can buy by the bottle. The most expensive one is Moët et Chandon Rosé Impérial at AED 945.
A less costly choice is Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin for AED 893. It’s still pretty fancy but not as pricey. The cheapest option is Mercier Brut, which costs AED 788. So, whether you want to go all out or save a bit, there’s something for you.
SPARKLING WINE BY BOTTLE
The menu has two kinds of sparkling wine you can buy by the bottle, and both are from Italy. The pricier option is Jeio Desiderio Brut, going for AED 450.
If you’re looking to spend less, Zonin Prosecco Brut is available for AED 370. It’s a more budget-friendly way to get some bubbly.
So whether you’re looking to splurge or save a little, you’ve got options for sparkling wine by the bottle.
WHITE WINE BY BOTTLE
The menu offers a variety of white wines by the bottle from different countries. The most affordable is Hardy’s Riddle Chardonnay from Australia, priced at AED 300.
If you’re up for spending a bit more, Ancora Pinot Grigio from Italy and La Linda Unoaked Chardonnay from Argentina are in the mid-range, costing AED 342 and AED 350, respectively.
On the pricier side, Pascal Jolivet, Montagu Sancerre from France tops the list at AED 525. So, whatever your budget, there’s a bottle of white wine for you.
RED WINE BY BOTTLE
The menu has a range of red wines by the bottle, all coming from various places. The cheapest option is Santa Julia, Malbec from Argentina, at AED 315. Mid-range wines include Torres, Altos Ibéricos Crianza and Marqués de Cáceres Crianza, both from Spain, costing AED 384 and AED 394 respectively.
For those willing to splurge, Luigi Bosca, Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina is the priciest at AED 473. So, you’ve got options for any budget.
The menu has different water options with varying prices. Local water is the cheapest, costing AED 11 for a small bottle and AED 16 for a large one. If you prefer branded water, they offer small and large bottles of Still Evian and Sparkling Badoit. A small bottle is AED 16, while a large one is AED 27 for both brands.
So whether you’re fine with local water or want something fancier, there’s a choice for you. Prices range from AED 11 to AED 27.
The menu has hot drinks for AED 21 and up. You can get different types of tea like English breakfast or chamomile, and espresso, all for AED 21 each.
If you like your coffee strong, a double espresso is AED 27. Or, you can get an Americano for the same price.
If you prefer milky coffee, cappuccinos and lattes are AED 32 each. Hot chocolate is also available for AED 32 if you’re in the mood for something sweet.
Drinking at the Burj Khalifa is more than just having a drink; it’s a fancy experience that costs a lot. At places like At.mosphere, you’re paying for great views and a luxury setting, not just your cocktail or wine. Basic drinks start at around $25 or $30, but if you want something special, the price can shoot up a lot.
You should also know about extra fees. Many places inside the Burj Khalifa charge an entrance fee of $50 to $100 on top of your drink cost. This fee may get you a small snack and a saved seat, but mainly it’s the price for getting into an exclusive spot. Tips aren’t required but are nice to give, and they can make your total bill go up even more.
If you don’t drink alcohol, there are still expensive choices like coffee for $10 or mocktails for $20. These prices also include the fancy setting and great views. So, if you’re thinking of going, get ready to spend a lot for a memorable experience that’s about more than just a drink.