Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 30 September 2020

Watch: Incredible Burj Khalifa drone dive footage released

Johnny Schaer's first-person-view video was shared by Sheikh Hamdan

If you're not good with heights and get a little queasy when the screen starts to spin then this may not be for you.

For everyone else, strap your eyes in and enjoy the ride with this incredible footage taken alongside Dubai's Burj Khalifa.

The viewer gets to see the tower in all of its glory from above before swallow diving down alongside the structure and swooping back up with the dramatic effect you would usually find in a Hollywood film.

It was taken by drone videographer Johnny Schaer, who is known as Johnny FPV across social media.

He posted the video on both YouTube and Instagram and accompanied his post with the message: "Burj Khalifa, aka the tallest building in the WORLD. I’ve been dreaming of flying here for the last few years, as building diving has always been a core part of FPV for me. Thanks to all who made it happen! Happy New Year!"

FPV stands for "first-person view". A video camera is attached to the aircraft and the flying can be controlled by a live-video down-link or video goggles.

The video was also posted on Instagram by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the Crown Prince of Dubai.

"Up close with Burj Khalifa," he commented next to the footage to his more than 9 million followers.

The 828-metre tower has been celebrating its 10th birthday this week, having opened to the public on January 4, 2010.

Crowds gathered on Saturday to watch a light show projected on to its facade to mark the occasion.

This came just days after the New Year celebrations which saw a spectacular fireworks display around the building.

Updated: January 6, 2020 01:36 PM

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