x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Tom Cruise spotted hanging from Burj Khalifa

Hollywood star again sighted swinging from the world's tallest tower, as filming in Dubai for the spy thriller Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol entered its second week.

Tom Cruise dangled from the top of the Burj Khalifa, as filming in Dubai for the spy thriller Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol entered its second week.
Tom Cruise dangled from the top of the Burj Khalifa, as filming in Dubai for the spy thriller Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol entered its second week.

DUBAI // Tom Cruise dangled from the top of the Burj Khalifa on Friday, as filming in Dubai for the spy thriller Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol entered its second week.

The Hollywood star was sighted swinging from the world's tallest tower several times last week, and even dropped down to the 124th floor observation tower in a surprise visit to tourists.

On Friday morning, near the top of the 828 metre-high skyscraper, he swung back and forth and ran horizontally across the windows. A helicopter hovered near the building for several minutes.

On the ground below, in a private outdoor area, ambulances and film equipment vans stood by. On a public street on the other side of the tower, security guards shooed passersby away and warned them against taking photos.

Filming in Dubai is set to continue till the end of November. It is for the fourth instalment of the blockbuster series, in which Cruise plays American agent Ethan Hunt.

 

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