Sheikh Hamdan zip line over Dubai Fountains for X Dubai - video
Sheikh Hamdan's Instagram showed a new X Dubai stunt the public can take part in - zip line over Dubai Fountains in front of Burj Khalifa.
Members of the public are being given the chance to zip line across the Dubai Fountains on what early videos make look like one of the most awesome stunts ever to take place in the region.
Visitors to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and other parts of Downtown these past few days may have noticed a series of wires being installed from near the top of the residential towers overlooking Burj Park, and running down to in front of the world's largest shopping centre.
Why, was anyone's guess, until late Saturday night, when the Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, released a video on his Instagram account showing himself riding the route.
The 15-second sneak peek, which came accompanied by two photos - another on the official X Dubai Instagram account - of the stunt, showed '@Faz3' seated and flying at high speeds above the iconic dancing fountains just as the jets were shooting water, seemingly drenching the Crown Prince mid-flight.
In the first 30 minutes of the clip being online, it had been 'liked' 35,000 times. By Sunday morning, that figure was 110,500.
Known as 'XLine', this new extreme experience wants you to 'leap off and swing across Downtown Dubai', taking in breathtaking views of the fountain. The stunt is available for a limited time.
At this stage, the only way you can have the chance to follow in Sheikh Hamdan's tracks is to visit the X Dubai Instagram page and follow the instructions on the image - 'Follow us and tag three friends to join you', it says. Thirty places will be made available per week.
The official website stipulates that anyone who receives a coveted invite must, due to nature of the stunt, meet specific weight (50kg-110kg) and height (1.40m-2.10m) requirements. They also have to be over the age of 10.
Time Out Dubai reached out to X Dubai overnight and were told there could be more opportunities to get involved.
X Dubai is the adrenaline sports agency behind stunts like the Dream Jump at Princess Tower in Dubai Marina, the wingsuit base jump from the top of Burj Khalifa, and Jetman, the pioneer of the world's first controlled human flight. This, though, throwing itself open to the public, is set to be its most popular move yet.
Stay tuned for Time Out for pictures and video soon.