Interact with Dubai Marina views in new video

This brilliant new upload from Dubai 360 allows viewers to interact with the Dubai Marina

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

Here’s another chance to view the awesome Dubai Marina as you've never seen it before.

A new 8K resolution 360degree interactive time-lapse video has been shot by Dubai 360.

This time fans of the buzzing city can see the action from the pinnacle of Dubai's 2nd tallest building, the Princess Tower.

The residential place is only the next down in height compared to the Burj Khalifa, which happens to be the world’s tallest building.

A recently-uploaded clip begins in daylight before the 4.24minute package turns to evening and the emirate’s lights really begin to show how spectacular Dubai is.

In the distance viewers can see recognizable towers such as the Marina’s Elite Residence and the Palm Jumeirah island.

You can of course click and drag your mouse around the screen in order to interact and discover different elements of the city.

Recently clips with the same technology have showcased the famous Sheikh Zayed Road and Dubai International Airport.

Ismaeil Al Hashmi, Project Director of Dubai 360 – which launched in January - previously 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.

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