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When Will Dubai Fix Its Burning Skyscraper Problem?

Watching a 63-storey Dubai hotel explode into flames on New Year’s Eve and smolder well into New Year’s Day, you might’ve been wondering the same thing I was: Why do so many of Dubai’s skyscrapers catch fire? And how terrifying is it that this city can’t seem to stop this from happening?


Stunning Time Lapse Shows The Skyscraper In Dubai Engulfed In Fire

Video: On New Year’s Eve, the 63-storey Address hotel in Dubai caught on fire. It was a scary sight made worse as the back drop to the fire was the Burj Khalifa (and Dubai’s New Year celebration). The entire skyscraper seemed to be burning! But thankfully only 14 people suffered injuries. This time lapse by Kirill Neiezhmakov shows the skyscraper on fire in incredible detail. It’s such a jarring visual, the recognisable Dubai skyline engulfed in fire and dark smoke.


Dubai Is Giving Its Firefighters Jetpacks From New Zealand To Use During Skyscraper Fires

Fighting a fire in a towering skyscraper poses unique challenges for both the equipment and the firefighters. That’s why the fire departments of large cities have dedicated high-rise units — but Dubai wants to do one better by equipping its firefighters with jetpacks.


Watch Two Guys In Jetpacks Chase An Emirates A380 Through The Skies Over Dubai

Video: I’ve seen some stunts in my day, but goddamn, this has to be one of the most impressive: two guys in jetpacks fly in formation with an Emirates A380 passenger plane over Dubai in a spectacular display.


Breathtaking Helicopter Footage Of Cities Around The World

This is behind the scenes footage from some commercial that Hyundai shot that basically toured the world. I have no idea what the final commercial looks like and I don’t really care because I’m totally obsessed with this truly spectacular footage they got of cities around the world from the vantage point of a helicopter.


Flying Jetmen Stunningly Soar All Over Dubai In Amazing Video

Video: Watch as Jetman Yves Rossy and his protege, Jetman Vince Reffet, take their crazy jetpacks to the skies of Dubai and tour the city like Superman would. It’s unbelievable every time I see them soar through the air like fighter jets, busting moves and tricks that only stunt planes dare to try. Except they’re not in a plane and they aren’t Superman, they’re humans with jetpacks strapped to their backs.


This BASE Jumping Video Shot In Dubai Makes You Feel Like You're Falling As You Watch

The Princess Tower is 413 metres high and currently the world’s tallest residential building and the second tallest building in Dubai. It is huge. So obviously when the building opened up their roof to base jump off of, 558 awesomely crazy daredevils joined up and pulled off all sort of crazy jumps. It’s like fear doesn’t exist.


Robot Jockeys Are A Real Thing, Just As People Of The 1940s Predicted

Radio nerds of the 1940s predicted that “robot jockeys” would soon be the wave of the future. They weren’t wrong, but it did take a little longer than they expected.


9 More Viral Photos That Are Totally Fake

The internet is an incredible place, often filled with beauty, wonder and truth. It can also be a cesspool of lies. Today we have another instalment in our ongoing series of photo debunkings. You may have seen these nine images swirling around the internet recently. But none of them are quite what they seem.


Eagle Flies Above Dubai From The Burj Khalifa And Nails Target Landing

Video: Watch as an eagle takes off from the Burj Khalifa and flies high up above Dubai in this incredible video that shows you the stunning view from the eagle’s point of view. It’s fun to see it calibrate itself at 800m in the air and then recognise its landing target and take an immediate dive toward its trainer.


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