Revealed: Daredevils in Dubai
Meet the athletes, models and parkour professionals climbing skyscrapers in the city
Dubai is best known for its luxury lifestyle, pristine beaches and large shopping malls. But the cosmopolitan city is also known for its high-rise buildings and endless skyscrapers, making it a haven for thrill seekers who dare to climb them. From parkour professionals to martial arts athletes and model amateurs, here are the daredevils living life on the edge in Dubai. An anonymous model by the name of Pixel Ville sits on the edge of a skyscraper in Dubai Marina. She captioned the photo with, “Missing #Dubai right now and urban hikes in the desert jungle.” Russian high-rise photographer Alexander Remnev takes a Go Pro shot from the top of a building in Dubai. He captioned it with, “High life.” Pixel Ville with Dubai-based comedian Sherif Fayed at the top of a high-rise tower in Dubai Marina. Malaysian parkour professional Abudi Alsagoff climbs a residential skyscraper in Dubai Marina, an area that proved popular among daredevils. Russian athlete and photographer Oleg Cricket photographs model Jemmy Real as the pair stand on the edge of a rooftop overlooking Dubai Marina. Oleg Cricket, who specialises in gymnastics and martial arts as well as other sports, dangles from one of the highest buildings in Dubai using only one hand. He captioned the photo with, “At any moment your whole life can change.” Malaysian parkour athelete Keow Wee Loong stands at the top of yet another building in the congested Dubai Marina. Model Magda Ventures walks a thin brick line in the midst of the Dubai desert. Anonymous model Pixel Ville lays on the edge of a skyscraper in Dubai. Oleg Cricket hangs between two edges of a building and looks down at a view of Dubai Marina.