Google launches Street View of Burj Khalifa

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Google has launched a 360-degree street view of the Burj Khalifa, with views available both inside and outside the world’s tallest observation tower.

The firm has been working with the developer of the tower, Emaar Properties, to film views all around the tower from Downtown Dubai as well as from locations inside including 360-degree views from building maintenance units outside the tower and from its At The Top observation desk on the 124th floor.

Images have also been taken from within the tower’s lobbies, corporate suites, high-speed elevators and other internal views.

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The Burj Khalifa is the latest worldwide monument in Google’s Street View Special Collection gallery, following landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and natural wonders like Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon. However, it is the first building to be featured within the Arab world.

Speaking at the launch event for the Burj Khailfa Street View Collection, Google’s MENA vice-president Mohammad Gawdat said: “We are so proud that Google has selected Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa for its first skyscraper – the images are breathtaking and the Burj Khalifa is a beaming example of the vision and achievements of this nation.”

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