Daredevil Took Pictures From The Top Of Dubai Skyscrapers

One of the Daredevils legs dangling from a building in Dubai. (Alexander Remnex/Caters News)
One of the Daredevils legs dangling from a building in Dubai. (Alexander Remnex/Caters News)

A Russian daredevil has captured vertigo-inducing selfies – while standing on top of a Dubai skyscraper. Nineteen-year-old Alexander Remnev scaled the Princess Tower – the world’s tallest residential building at 1,350ft – before getting his camera out to take these stomach-churning pictures. Alexander, who was on holiday in Dubai with friends, says they climbed a number of the city’s towering skyline during the course of their stay. (Caters News)

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World Tallest Twisted Tower

Construction on Cayan Tower, previously known as Infiniti Tower, started in 2006 but was delayed soon after by major flooding in the basement. The tower was set to finish in 2010 but then faced another hurdle -- the financial crisis in 2009.
Construction on Cayan Tower, previously known as Infiniti Tower, started in 2006 but was delayed soon after by major flooding in the basement. The tower was set to finish in 2010 but then faced another hurdle — the financial crisis in 2009.

The Cayan Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the tallest twisted building in the world, with a twist of 90 degrees.

The 306 metres (1,004 ft), 80 story skyscraper was known as Infinity Tower before its inauguration on June 10, 2013.

The Cayan is designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) architectural group and  developed by Cayan Real Estate Investment and Development. 

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill is also the designer of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, also in Dubai.

The construction of the skyscraper began in February 2006 but it was delayed after a major flood occurred at the foundation site when the wall that held back the Dubai Marina was breached on 7 February 2007, causing sand and water to flow to the site.

Infinity Tower's Flooding on 8 February 2007. (Imre Solt)
Infinity Tower’s Flooding on 8 February 2007. (Imre Solt)
Infinity Tower's Flooding on 9 March 2007. (Imre Solt)
Infinity Tower’s Flooding on 9 March 2007. (Imre Solt)

The project resumed construction in July 2008 and was completed in 2010.

Here are more photos of the Cayan Tower.

The tower, which spirals at 90 degrees from the bottom to the top, was inaugurated on Monday June 10 with a spectacular firework display.
The tower, which spirals at 90 degrees from the bottom to the top, was inaugurated on Monday June 10 with a spectacular firework display.
The 1 billion dirham ($272 million) residential tower has 75 floors and houses 495 apartments. It stands in the Dubai Marina, a man-made harbor.
The 1 billion dirham ($272 million) residential tower has 75 floors and houses 495 apartments. It stands in the Dubai Marina, a man-made harbor.
The structure stands at 307 meters high with each floor rotated by 1.2 degrees.The structure stands at 307 meters high with each floor rotated by 1.2 degrees.
The structure stands at 307 meters high with each floor rotated by 1.2 degrees.The structure stands at 307 meters high with each floor rotated by 1.2 degrees.

World’s Most Expensive Motor-home

World’s most expensive motor-home had been on sale in Dubai.

It is like a private jet on wheels with master bedroom and all other luxury things.

It also has a ‘Sky Lounge’ at the top of the motor-home where you can sit on the sofa and enjoy the view around you.

Motor-home is a very interesting vehicle to travel in, where we could travel anywhere feeling like we are at home.

And this luxury motor-home is even more interesting …

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Chillout Cafe: Dubai’s First Ice Lounge

 

A toddler sits in his stroller while his parents tour the insides of the Chillout cafe in Dubai May 12, 2013. Chillout, owned by UAE’s Sharaf Group, is the first ice lounge in the Middle East, with temperatures set at -6 degrees Celsius (21 degrees Farenheit). The cafe, with its illuminated interiors, curtains, paintings and seating arrangements, is all made of carved ice and frozen sculptures. Picture taken May 12, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Tags: SOCIETY

There is a nice restaurant made of ice in Dubai called Dubai’s Chillout Cafe, which is the first “ice lounge” in the Middle East.

Even the chairs, tables and curtains in the restaurant are carved from ice.

It is -6 degree celsius in there and before you get in, you must wear thick and fluffy winter jackets.

I do hope that I could visit the restaurant 🙂

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UPS Cargo Plane Crashes Near Dubai Airport

Smoke rises from the site of a cargo plane crash in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday Sept. 3, 2010. Officials say a UPS cargo plane with two crew members on board has crashed shortly after takeoff outside Dubai. There was no immediate word on casualties. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

On Friday a UPS Boeing 747-400 cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff Friday outside Dubai, officials said.

It crashed at about 8 p.m. Dubai time (12 p.m. EST).

The plane crashed inside an Emirati air base near a busy highway intersection about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Dubai’s international airport.

All the two crew were killed.

It was en route to the UPS hub in Cologne, Germany.

UPS is based in Atlanta, USA.

It is known as United Parcel Service Inc. and it is the world’s largest shipping company.

This is a disaster.

The World’s Largest Clock

The world's biggest clock is seen under construction in the Holy City of Mecca August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hassan Ali
The four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The clock faces are 43 × 43 m (141 × 141 ft). Saudi Arabia will test what it is billing as the world's largest clock in the holy city of Mecca during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the official news agency reported Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. The tallest tower in the complex will stand as the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, tallest and largest hotel in the world, with a planned height of 601 m (1,972 ft), including a 200 ft spire. Upon completion, the structure would have the largest floor area of any structure in the world with 1,500,000 m2 (16,150,000 sq ft) of floorspace. (AP Photo/ Saudi Press Agency) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES **

Here are the pictures of the biggest clock in the world.

This clock tower is taller than the Big Ben in London.

It is a 4 faced clock.

The clock is at the top of the Abraj Al-Bait Towers in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Mecca is the muslim’s Holy City.

The size of the clock is 43 x 43m (141 x 141 ft)

On Tuesday, August 10, 2010 the official news agency reported that Saudi Arabia will be testing the clock during the Ramadhan.

Abraj Al-Bait Towers is going to be the second tallest building in the world after Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The tower’s height is going to be about 601m(1,972 ft).

At night, the faces of the clocks would be green in colour.

They can be seen from very far away.

Below are more pictures of the biggest clock in the world.

The under construction four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)
The four-faced clock tower is seen under construction in the Holy City of Mecca August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hassan Ali
The four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen overlooking the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)
The under construction four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen overlooking the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)
The four-faced clock, atop the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is seen overlooking the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia Wednesday Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Essa Mohammad)
A view shows the four-faced clock tower under construction in the Holy City of Mecca August 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hassan Ali
An artist's impression, released by the Saudi Press Agency on August 10, 2010, shows what the four-faced clock tower in the Holy City of Mecca will look like when finished. The clock, billed as the world's biggest with a diameter of 40 meters (130 feet), will sit atop the second highest building in the world, after Dubai's Burj Khalifa, with a height of around 600 meters (1,970 feet ). REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency/Handout

An artist’s impression, released by the Saudi Press Agency on August 10, 2010, shows what the four-faced clock tower in the Holy City of Mecca will look like when finished. REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency/Handout

Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers And KL Tower At Night-Pictures

KL Tower

KL Tower

Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers

Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers
Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers
Fireworks near Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers

KL Tower or Menara KL used to be the tallest building in Malaysia.

But now the tallest building in Malaysia is the Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers.

Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers used to be the tallest building in the world.

Now the tallest building in the world is Burj Khalifa, Dubai.

Anyway the Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers is still the tallest twin towers in the world 🙂