Surreal Dubai Instagram photos you need to see

Time Out has super surreal Dubai Instagram photos you need to see, taken by photographer Robert Jahns and showing the Burj Khalifa like never before

Go on, admit it, you’re staring at those feet dangling from the top of a water slide on the very tip of the Burj Khalifa and for a split second you’re asking yourself “is this real?”.

And we don’t blame you. The photomontage is very realistic and if there’s anywhere in the world where the impossibility of a skyscraper serving as a waterpark attraction could be deemed credible that would have to be Dubai.

And that's taking into account the soon-to-open OUE Skyspace in Los Angeles, a 28-m perspex slide between the 70th and 69th floor of the US Bank Tower (below).

Photographer and digital artist Robert Jahns is used to leaving his 906,000 Instagram followers in total disbelief. Judging by his collection of images, the German is a big fan of dizzying heights, cute animals of different shapes and sizes, balloons and umbrellas.


He also likes to depict awe-inspiring images of world landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building and the Louvre.

Among his favourites, though, is Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, with its 828-metre vertigo-inducing height at the core of the gobsmacking pictures you can see below.


What’s truly unbelievable about this collection is the fact that all his composite images have been captured and edited on a mobile phone.

Finance channel Bloomberg even hinted that his talent for in-camera editing techniques has contributed to Instragram closing in on Facebook in terms of photo-centric social media.

Want to see more of Jahn's jaw-droppingly beautiful work? The video below has some of his best creations.

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