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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.

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!’

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.

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.’

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’

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. 

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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Pictured: The new multi-million-pound Tomb Raider attraction opening in London in 2022 (where ‘thrill-seeking’ visitors can join Lara Croft on ‘real-life’ missions)

  • Newly-released plans show the Tomb Raider: The Live Experience that is set to open in Camden next April 
  • Teams of eight will be assigned a mission to aid Lara Croft ‘on her pursuit to recover a powerful artefact’  
  • It’s promised that ‘beautiful scenic worlds’ and characters from Tomb Raider will ‘come to life’ in the attraction

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Prepare to release your inner Lara Croft.

Plans have been unveiled for a new ‘thrill-seeking’ experience in London – Tomb Raider: The Live Experience, which will open on April 1, 2022.

It’s no joke. The multi-million-pound attraction, which is set within Camden’s Stable Market, will invite ‘adventure-seekers’ to accompany Lara Croft ‘on her pursuit to recover a powerful artefact that has fallen into the hands of a dangerous enemy’.

Plans have been unveiled for a new multi-million-pound 'thrill-seeking' experience in London – Tomb Raider: The Live Experience (pictured)

Plans have been unveiled for a new multi-million-pound ‘thrill-seeking’ experience in London – Tomb Raider: The Live Experience (pictured) 

One rendering depicts a giant statue of Lara Croft towering over visitors at the attraction’s entrance. Another drawing shows a bird’s-eye view of each of the rooms in the interactive attraction, with what looks like a tropical jungle, a lava pit, and a snowy Alpine scene featuring in the new experience.  

A third, meanwhile, shows a woman ziplining through a forest scene, with a recreation of an ancient tomb in the background.

In teams of eight, visitors will be given missions to ‘escape a sinking ship, explore the jungles of Costa Rica, discover an ancient tomb, work through environmental puzzles and battle a secret order’.

Tomb Raider: The Live Experience, which is set to open in April 2022, will be based within Camden’s Stable Market

Tomb Raider: The Live Experience, which is set to open in April 2022, will be based within Camden’s Stable Market 

Live actors and characters from the Tomb Raider film and game franchise will ‘come to life’ in the attraction, which promises to be ‘complete with beautiful scenic worlds’.

A statement reads: ‘Your mission? To save the world.

‘Based on the ever-popular games and movies, Tomb Raider: The Live Experience allows for groups of families and friends to become part of the action and be immersed in the world of Tomb Raider.

‘It’s perfect for those who are looking for action and excitement and will launch visitors on the ride of their lives, joining Lara Croft in a real-life adventure.’

This rendering shows a woman ziplining through a forest scene, with a recreation of an ancient tomb in the background

This rendering shows a woman ziplining through a forest scene, with a recreation of an ancient tomb in the background

Film production company Little Lion Entertainment has partnered with video game developer Crystal Dynamics and entertainment company Square Enix to launch the attraction, which will span 30,000 square ft (2,787 metres sq).

Tom Lionetti-Maguire, the CEO and founder of Little Lion Entertainment Limited, says: ‘Not only will people be whisked into a fantasy narrative on this journey, but they will find surprises, adventure and wonderment around every trap-laden corner. “Unique” doesn’t even begin to describe how much this legendary explorer’s experience is going to take people’s breath away.

‘We make our guests the stars of the action, and what a wild time they are in for here.’

Pictured here is Lara Croft in the 2006 video game Tomb Raider: Legend

Pictured here is Lara Croft in the 2006 video game Tomb Raider: Legend

Angelina Jolie stars as Lara Croft in the 2001 action film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Angelina Jolie stars as Lara Croft in the 2001 action film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 

The world first met Lara Croft in 1996, when video game Tomb Raider was released. After than, 11 more games followed, as well as several spinoffs and expansions. As of this year, over 85million Tomb Raider games have been sold worldwide.

The franchise hit the silver screen in 2001, with Angelina Jolie taking the lead role in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. She reprised the role two years later in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Alicia Vikander starred in a 2018 remake – Tomb Raider. A sequel, Tomb Raider 2, is currently in the works.

A Tomb Raider comic book series has been in distribution since 1997.

Early-bird tickets for the new attraction, priced at £77, are available now. General admission ticket sales will be on sale from December 15. 

For more information, visit tombraiderlive.co.uk.

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