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Dubai Crown Prince Shaikh Hamdan says it will offer a unique virtual tour of city from anywhere in the world.

Experience Dubai like never before. Through his Instagram and Twitter accounts, Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, announced the launch of, a project that is set to showcase full 360 degrees virtual tours of the emirate.

The website will be launching later this year. The application allows users to explore Dubai from anywhere in the world utilising state-of-the-art 360-degree multimedia.

As a sneak preview of the kind of content to come, users can now experience what it's like to view the Dubai International Airport from the top of the airport control tower.

The scenes were shot over a 30-hour period depicting over 1,000 planes landing, taking off, and taxiing at the airport.

In his Instagram page, Shaikh Hamdan posted: "Soon, we will launch, the world's leading immersive virtual city tour. It is a groundbreaking website that will enable you to explore Dubai from anywhere in the world."

Integrating the latest technologies, the website presents fully interactive 360-degree panoramic time-lapse video showcasing Dubai's cultural and modern attractions.

The currently available 12-minute-long video depicts the runway activities at Dubai International Airport, which is one of the world's busiest international airports.

Viewers can control the direction and zoom of the camera as the time-lapse plays, virtually exploring the airport in an unprecedented manner. In the Dubai International Airport time-lapse, viewers are offered the chance to transport themselves to the very centre of one of the airport. They can see planes of more than 125 different airlines flying in to Dubai from over 260 destinations across six continents. With nearly 1,000 aircraft movements captured over the 24-hour period, there is non-stop action taking place regardless of which direction the viewer chooses to look. Users can change the video quality depending on the bandwidth, and the 'projection' of the video by selecting an option from the Menu icon. For a sneak preview of the website, log on to

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Geographic Code:7UNIT
Date:Aug 12, 2014
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