Climb to the top of the Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in VR

Get a head for heights without leaving the ground

How would you fancy scaling the 828 metres of the Burj Khalifa? Well now you can – virtually, anyway.

A new virtual reality headset has been unveiled letting you climb to the top of the world’s tallest building – and even fall from it if you’re really seeking thrills.

Taiwanese technology company HTC has brought the Vive Pro to the Burj Khalifa.

The Mission 828 game will be played from the safety of the 124th and 125th floors of the building itself and simulates exploring the building and climbing its exterior walls all the way to its high-up spire.

The game was installed in partnership with real estate company Emaar and the project took less than a year to develop.

The HTC Vive Pro's features include a dual-lens camera – one each for virtual reality and augmented reality. Graphics, sound, feel and overall performance are second-to-none and HTC claim it is the best headset in the market with 78 percent better resolution than the previous model.

If you fancy sending your adrenaline levels off the charts, there is plenty in the city to get your heart racing, including ziplining across Dubai Marina and jumping from a plane at Sky Dive Dubai.

This is definitely on our list of feats to conquer in the city. We’ll see you at the top (but not really).
Dhs35 (in addition to At The Top ticket). Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, www.burjkhalifa.ae.

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