Burj Khalifa stars in HD video from space

A 27-second black and white video of a plane flying over Dubai's skyscrapers captures the imagination of some.
A still from the 27-second black-and-white video that was taken using a satellite owned and operated by Skybox Imaging.
A still from the 27-second black-and-white video that was taken using a satellite owned and operated by Skybox Imaging.

A “James Bond-like” high-definition video taken from space of the Burj Khalifa and other Dubai landmarks is making its rounds on social media.

This comes after The Atlantic, an American magazine, featured its “impressive” qualities.

The 27-second black-and-white video was taken using a satellite owned and operated by Skybox Imaging, an American data company that uses high-definition satellite video to capture images from space for clients.

“We empower global businesses to make better decisions with timely, high-fidelity imagery and infinite analytics,” the company says on its website.

The footage shows a space-eye view of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall as a plane flies over the emirate’s skyscrapers.

“The video is filled not only with landmarks but also with detail,” wrote Robinson Meyer, of The Atlantic magazine.

“Videos like the one above transfix us. This one in particular strikes me as James Bond-like.”

To view the video, click here.

newsdesk@thenational.ae

Published: April 19, 2014 04:00 AM

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