In recent years Dubai has been compared to Singapore and Hong Kong and is often regarded as the Middle East’s premier entrepôt. Area 13.5 square miles (35 square km). Pop. (2017 est.) 2,919,178.
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and a global icon. Truly a feat of engineering, the building represents the conceptual heart and soul of the city of Dubai. At 828m tall, this magnificent structure is located next to Dubai Mall and has drawn visitors from all over the world since opening in 2010. The unmatched Burj Khalifa view can be taken in from not one but two observations decks – the two-storey At the Top on the 124th and 125th floors, as well as one of the world’s highest observation decks (555m) on the 148th floor.
Ever wondered what it would feel like to stand on top of the world? Well now you can – without ever leaving home.
This incredible 360 degree panoramic view was taken from the top of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
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The dizzying view was snapped 828 metres above sea level and recreates the view actor Tom Cruise made famous as he sat at the tower’s peak while filming Mission Impossible Four, ‘Ghost Protocol’.
The interactive image is composed of 70 individual photos captured by Dubai-based photographer Gerald Donovan.
This is an extraordinary image taken from an extraordinary location. It reflects the goals of HIPA, to extend the boundaries of photography and celebrate images of unusual beauty and quality that are truly outstanding,” said Ali bin Thalith, the General Secretary of the award.