By Staff writer
Developer says slide is seven metres tall at its highest point; has been designed by firm behind SEGA Republic's 'Giant Slider'
Emaar Properties has announced its latest addition to Downtown Dubai, the company's urban development around the Burj Khalifa, with the opening of Downtown Slide.
A first-of-its-kind project, the slide is situated in a prime location in Burj Plaza, overlooking Burj Khalifa and Souk Al Bahar, providing an alternative in the journey of residents and visitors to the heart of Downtown Dubai.
The stainless steel slide is seven metres tall at its highest point and has been designed by the same company which created SEGA Republic's 'Giant Slider' attractions.
Riders will travel along the 19m long tube, mounted at a 30 degree angle, eventually meeting a soft landing on the two square metre floor mat at the bottom.
"Innovative technology ensures that Downtown Slide is safe and cool for riders to use, even in peak summer; state-of-the-art insulation has been incorporated into the integral design which keeps the internal area of the slide cool even when external temperatures exceed 100 degrees centigrade on the exterior," said Emaar in a statement.
The flagship development of Emaar, Downtown Dubai welcomes tens of millions of visitors each year where attractions also include The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa SKY, the highest outdoor observatory in the world.
The slide will be open during Ramadan from 5pm until 2am while normal opening hours are 4pm until 1am. It is open to all members of the public and is free of charge.
Can't wait to go down this in summer in shorts.
Stainless Steel?! In 50 Degree heat?! Think how many burns there are going to be!
Let's hope this is as much of a success as the Downtown tram.
You are clearly a headline reader, very deep and thoughtful indeed.