Emirates 'flight attendant' stands on Burj Khalifa to celebrate UK travel rules change

A drone camera zooms out to show the member of crew standing 830 metres above ground

Emirates airline has shared a video celebrating news that the UAE has been taken off the UK's red list and upgraded to amber as travel rules change.

In the video, a person wearing Emirates' flight attendants' uniform can be seen holding boards that read, "Moving the UAE to the UK amber list has made us feel on top of the world." The drone camera then pans out to reveal that the crew member is standing at the very top of Burj Khalifa. The tip of the tallest building in the world stands at 830 metres.

The "crew member" is in fact skydiver and stuntwoman Nicole Smith-Ludvik, who was enlisted for the ambitious shoot.

"This is, without a doubt, one of the most amazing and exciting stunts I've ever done," Smith-Ludvik wrote on Instagram. "A big shout out to Emirates Airlines for your creative marketing idea! It was a pleasure being a part of the team."

The shoot was carried out by helicopter and drones filming company Choppershoot, produced by Prime Productions AMG and TECS Event Services.

"Being part of such a special project – not only for the fact that we were trusted to help bring this to life (yes, this is very very real), but also what it means for so many families who have been separated from their families between here in Dubai and the UK. Definitely a project we’ll remember forever," TECS Event Services wrote of the campaign, on social media.

UAE taken off UK red list

The UAE and Bahrain will be removed from the UK's travel red list, the British government announced on Wednesday night, providing a major boost to tourism and allowing families to be reunited.

They will join other amber list countries, meaning that people entering most of the UK from these points of origin do not have to pay to quarantine in a government hotel for 10 days.

Passengers arriving from amber list countries need to isolate for 10 days on arrival in the UK but can be released after day five with a negative test result.

Travellers coming from countries with amber status who have been fully vaccinated with inoculations approved and administered in the UK, EU and US do not have to self-isolate but must provide a negative Covid-19 test within two days of arrival.

Updated: August 8th 2021, 4:14 PM
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