Burj Khalifa buzz: a drone’s eye view of Dubai

A video posted on YouTube by Team Black Sheep, a Hong Kong-based unmanned aerial vehicle maker (UAV), shows spectacular sweeping views of landmarks across the city.
A screen grab from the YouTube video Team BlackSheep's video in Dubai
A screen grab from the YouTube video Team BlackSheep's video in Dubai

DUBAI // A radio-controlled aerial drone has ‘buzzed’ the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

A video posted on YouTube by Team Black Sheep, a Hong Kong-based unmanned aerial vehicle maker (UAV), shows spectacular sweeping views of landmarks across the city.

The UAV, known as TBS Discovery Pro, was also used to capture footage above the Burj Al Arab hotel, Atlantis The Palm hotel, The Palm Jumeirah and Sheikh Zayed Road.

“Strolling through Dubai’s skies to portray miracles of architecture,” said the company on its YouTube channel.

“The Palm, Downtown Dubai with its modern Metro, the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa and the insanely beautiful Burj Al Arab.”

It is part of a series of videos that also show views of the desert outside Dubai and another of dune buggies racing.

The Burj Khalifa has become the focal point for a number of films and events in recent years.

In 2011, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol used the tower for a death-defying action scene when star Tom Cruise had to climb the outside of the building.

And last month Frenchmen Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen set a Guinness World Record for the highest Base jump after they leapt from a platform at the top of the 828-metre tower.

nhanif@thenational.ae

Published: May 25, 2014 04:00 AM

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