x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Zipping through the skies in Dubai style

Dubai daredevils test out a zipline in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa to carry people from a nearby scaffolding tower to the ground below.

No it's not Tom Cruise. Dubai tests a temporary zipline to carry people from Legacy Plaza to the ground. Razan Alzayani / The National
No it's not Tom Cruise. Dubai tests a temporary zipline to carry people from Legacy Plaza to the ground. Razan Alzayani / The National

Tom Cruise has already proven that as far as the Burj Khalifa is concerned no mission is impossible.

And yesterday it was the turn of the world's tallest tower in Dubai to witness more eye-catching scenes as bystanders watched as brave people flew through the air to the ground below.

The daring-doers were in fact testing a temporary zipline to carry harnessed people from a 20m scaffolding tower in Legacy Plaza, over the lake down and to Emaar Park.

Bad news for thrillseekers though, the zipline, which had the crowds staring from the plaza below, was due to be taken down today.

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*This story has been modified from the original which incorrectly stated the zipline came from the Burj Khalifa to the park below.