Dubai's nerve-jangling 'Sky Views' attraction features a glass walkway and glass slide 1

Dubai’s nerve-jangling ‘Sky Views’ attraction features a glass walkway and glass slide

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Would YOU brave it all? Dubai’s nerve-shredding ‘Sky Views’ attraction 720ft above the ground featuring a glass walkway, glass slide and an ‘edge walk’ (that you reach in a glass lift, naturally)

  • Sky Views Dubai is set on the 52nd and 53rd floors of the iconic twin-towered Address Sky View hotel 
  • The glass walkway is 46 metres (150ft) long and connects the two towers – the slide is on the floor above 
  • The slide has a transparent bottom and sides – so visitors with a head for heights get a 360-degree view 

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It’s a glass act all round.

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Sky Views Dubai is a new three-in-one attraction near the top of a Dubai tower that features a lot of glass – at a stomach-churning height.

Visitors are invited to test their nerves 720ft (219.5m) above the ground by walking along a glass walkway, going down a glass slide cantilevered over the side of the building – and, in an open-air zone, strapping themselves into a harness and hanging over the edge.

Sky Views Dubai is a new three-in-one attraction near the top of a Dubai tower that features a lot of glass – at a stomach-churning height. Pictured here is the cantilevered glass slide

Sky Views Dubai is a new three-in-one attraction near the top of a Dubai tower that features a lot of glass – at a stomach-churning height. Pictured here is the cantilevered glass slide

Sky Views Dubai says: 'Since the slide has a transparent bottom and sides, visitors get a 360-degree view - just don't look down if you're easily spooked!'

Sky Views Dubai says: ‘Since the slide has a transparent bottom and sides, visitors get a 360-degree view – just don’t look down if you’re easily spooked!’

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And how are these thrilling activities reached? Via an express panoramic glass elevator, of course.

Sky Views Dubai, by real estate developer Emaar, is set on the 52nd and 53rd floors of the iconic twin-towered Address Sky View hotel – and the dedicated elevator zooms non-stop up the outside.

When guests step out a reminder of the altitude – 219.5 metres – is emblazoned on a wall.

Time for the fun to begin and the Instagrammable views of Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Road to be snapped.

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The glass walkway is 46 metres (150ft) long and connects the two towers. Those of a nervous disposition will be pleased to note that while there is, as hinted at, lots of glass, there are also plenty of steel beams visible underneath.

Those specks straight below? Cars.

The glass slide, meanwhile, propels visitors from level 53 to level 52 and takes the form of a rectangular sloping ‘corridor’ that’s transparent on all sides.

Sky Views Dubai says: ‘The Glass Slide boasts a safe, thrilling experience unlike any other in the world as guests of all ages will have the opportunity to transform their view of Dubai as they glide down, gazing at unparalleled vistas of the city. Sky Views Glass Slide is the ideal family-friendly attraction, perfect for all ages.’

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It adds: ‘Since the slide has a transparent bottom and sides, visitors get a 360-degree view – just don’t look down if you’re easily spooked!’

The glass slide 'boasts a safe, thrilling experience unlike any other in the world'

The glass slide ‘boasts a safe, thrilling experience unlike any other in the world’

The glass walkway is 46 metres (150ft) long. Those of a nervous disposition will be pleased to note that while there is, as hinted at, lots of glass, there are also plenty of steel beams visible underneath

The glass walkway is 46 metres (150ft) long. Those of a nervous disposition will be pleased to note that while there is, as hinted at, lots of glass, there are also plenty of steel beams visible underneath

Sky Views Dubai, by real estate developer Emaar is set on the 52nd and 53rd floors of the iconic twin-towered Address Sky View hotel

The 'Edge Walk', at which guests are invited to 'walk out, lean back and touch the sky'

Sky Views Dubai, by real estate developer Emaar is set on the 52nd and 53rd floors of the iconic twin-towered Address Sky View hotel. Pictured right is the ‘Edge Walk’, at which guests are invited to ‘walk out, lean back and touch the sky’

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The ‘Sky Views Edge Walk’, however, is the ultimate nerve-tester at Sky Views Dubai.

Here visitors walk on a ledge, ‘with no windows or other protective barriers standing between them and sky-high views’.

It’s stressed, though, that they are equipped with safety harnesses and complete a safety briefing before being invited to ‘walk out, lean back and touch the sky’.

Dubai was recently revealed as the best-rated destination in the world in Tripadvisor’s 2022 Travellers’ Choice Awards for destinations. 

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For more information visit www.skyviewsdubai.com.

Address Sky View hotel, with the Sky Views Dubai glass slide visible top right

Address Sky View hotel, with the Sky Views Dubai glass slide visible top right

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