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UAE magician plans to make Burj Khalifa disappear

Dr Montaser Al Mansouri is reportedly seeking funding to perform stunt in December

UAE magician plans to make Burj Khalifa disappear
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An award-winning UAE-based magician is seeking funding to stage an illusion in December, which will involve making the Burj Khalifa, the world tallest tower, disappear for three seconds, it was reported.

Dr Montaser Al Mansouri was  the first Arab national to win two prestigious Merlin awards, considered the Oscars of the magic world and handed out each year by the US-based International Magicians Society.

Other recipients of the awards include well known names such as Penn & Teller, Criss Angel David Copperfield and Siegfried & Roy.

Al Mansouri claims to have staged over 70,000 magic shows over 26 years.

“I can make the Burj Khalifa disappear for three seconds. If I get a sponsor, I want to perform this magical feat in December,” the Ras Al Khaimah-born magician told the Xpress newspaper.

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Hussain Fahmy 7 years ago

Illusions are nothing new in Dubai. Some of us saw our savings disappear. Another illusion is brewing in the real estate sector. This should last more than a few seconds.

Realty Check 7 years ago

There is a difference though....the Burj Khalifa will reappear after a few seconds. Our savings just vanished into thin air never to show itself again!

CCG 7 years ago

Very symbolic the way you look at it lol

Omar 7 years ago

Hussain you sound quite miserable as the article clearly talks about magical performance, not dodgy developers and real estate. Just get over your losses (i have) and enjoy the show in December...

desert rodeo 7 years ago

Moan and grumble..and moan some more...People get over it! Everyone made losses and guess what.. we made up for it. Our secret? We were'nt busy moaning and complaining.

Abdullah 6 years ago

It will be helpful for your reporters to do some background checks for articles.

"Al Mansouri claims to have staged over 70,000 magic shows over 26 years." Where ?

I will be surprised if any of them heard of him, and i'm sure more than 95% of your readers have not heard of him, as I have also not heard of him.