Stuntman scales Dubai’s second-tallest building

See images from the top of Marina 101, as taken by three urban explorers

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A Malaysian daredevil has upped the ante in the race for the most extreme urban climbing video in Dubai.

Keow Wee Loong and two of his friends ascended the second tallest tower in the UAE, Marina 101, and have posted incredible images and video of their stomach-churning stunt.

The building, which is still under construction ahead of being unveiled as the tallest residential building in the world, stands at 427 metres.

The expedition took place over the Eid weekend and has already garnered interest in the worldwide media.

Writing on his Facebook page, Keow said: "I was planing to climb this building in Dubai alone that day and I found out that two friends from Malaysia are working and celebrating their Eid alone, so I called them up and asked them to join me for this project. Never leave your homie alone during festive season.

Overcoming numerous challenges, as well as temperature pushing 44 degrees celsius - although Keow claims inside the structure it was more like 60 degrees - they posted numrous images of parkour-like tricks and stunning feats of balance.

"I've been to many building in the world climbing in freezing temperatures, the Shanghai Tower and Ping'an International Finance Centre, but nothing like this," the urban explorer added.

"It was hell, the air is scarce and really hot. After getting up to level 101, we got another 23 stories of scaffolding to climb before getting to the peak of the roof."

The video and images are the latest in a long list of incredible stunts to go viral from the region. Only last week Abudi Alsagoff, a ‘Professional Freerunner & adventurer’ at Gravity Calisthenics Gym in Dubai, was seen 100 floors up performing a handstand without a harness or any other support.

Brit James Kingston had his five-minutes of Dubai fame with his clip titled, ‘Hanging out in Dubai… literally’, which shows hims feet dangling off the side of Princess Tower.

You can see more of the amazing sky-high stunts here.



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