Dubai360.com has unveiled quite possibly their coolest video yet, an 8K resolution interactive 360 degree clip on YouTube.
The channel on the video sharing website gave viewers the chance to experience clips of a similar kind earlier in 2015, including 24-hour time lapses from the top of the Burj Khalifa and Burj al Arab.
But now residents and fans of the emirate can take advantage of the awesome views in a new and much more interactive way.
The exciting 8K videos have 16 times the number of pixels in a regular HD format and in this particular upload, viewers can click and drag to change angle, hence getting the full scope of planes landing on the world's busiest international airport runways.
They already have over 1200 pieces of panoramic content, including timelapses of various locations around the city, however the latest addition to their YouTube channel showcases Dubai Airport in all its glory without having to venture away from your computer.
Ismaeil Al Hashmi, Project Director of Dubai 360 – which launched in January - explained why this new era in moving image online is so important.
"When viewing 360 degree video, the available resolution is spread across the entire sphere, regardless of the field of view that the viewer is looking at. This means that for a typical field of view of 90 degrees, even with 4K resolution, there are only 1000 pixels available,” Hashmi said.
“With 8K 360 video, that resolution is doubled to 2000 pixels - equivalent to what you see when viewing regular full HD video, and you're only looking at a quarter of the field of view. Having worked extensively with 360 degree video content that is showcased on the dubai360.com website, we are incredibly excited to be able to share with our viewers the content we created in even higher fidelity.”
Dubai360 has over 2000 pieces of integrated panoramic content linked by nearly 20,000 hotspots. This includes giving viewers a tour of the planet’s largest shopping centre, the Dubai Mall, more than 150 aerial panoramas (shot from a helicopter), plus a tour of cultural and heritage sites in Old Dubai.