Dubai 360

Dubai International Airport as never experienced before

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Later this year we will be launching at Dubai360.com a groundbreaking website that will enable you to explore Dubai from anywhere in the world utilising state of the art 360 degree multimedia.
As a sneak preview of the kind of amazing content to come, here you can experience what it's like to be stood on the top of the control tower at Dubai International Airport. The timelapse below was shoot over a 30 hour period depicting over 1,000 planes landing, taking off, and taxiing at the airport.

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4x Canon EOS 1Dx
4x Canon 1Dx

Dubai360 was shot with four perfectly synchronized Canon 1Dx cameras.

4x EF 8-15mm f4 L USM fisheye zooms
4x 8-15mm Lenses

Lenses on the cameras were Canon EF 8-15mm f4 L USM fisheye zooms.

88K
Photographs

Over 88,000 photographs were taken over the course of the 30 hours of shooting, with one set of photographs being taken every 5 seconds.

22K
Panoramas

These photographs were then stitched using Kolor Autopano Video into 22,000 separate panoramas to create the source frames for the video you can experience above.

Whilst the above fully interactive video allows you to fully immerse yourself in the action, we have also put together a non-interactive video for your enjoyment. This video was created from 24 hours worth of the timelapses, with every frame warped into a "Little Planet" projection.

If you watch carefully - you will notice that the Little Planet actually makes exactly one rotation over the 24 hours of real time. Terminal 3 at the airport acts as an hour hand on a 24 hour clock, with midnight at the top, and midday at the bottom, so you can tell exactly what time every single frame was taken!

So what's Dubai360 all about? Well, it's going to be a LOT more than just what you've seen so far. Here's a taster of the content that will be coming later in the year.

  • World Islands Little Planet. Aerial panorama shot from a helicopter over The World Islands off the coast of Dubai, rendered as a Little Planet projection.

    World Islands Little Planet

    Aerial panorama shot from a helicopter over The World Islands off the coast of Dubai, rendered as a Little Planet projection.

  • Restaurant in Dubai Marina. An outdoor restaurant in Dubai Marina

    Restaurant in Dubai Marina

    An outdoor restaurant in Dubai Marina.

  • Suite at the Burj al Arab. Heading up the stairs in a two bedroom duplex suite at the Burj Al Arab.

    Suite at the Burj al Arab

    Heading up the stairs in a two bedroom duplex suite at the Burj Al Arab.

  • Dubai Internet City. An aerial view of Dubai Internet City. Also visible is Sheikh Zayed Road, and the Emirates Golf Club.

    Dubai Internet City

    An aerial view of Dubai Internet City. Also visible is Sheikh Zayed Road, and the Emirates Golf Club.

  • 8 Boulevard Walk Rooftop. A shot taken from the rooftop of 8 Boulevard Walk in Downtown Dubai, looking out over Business Bay

    8 Boulevard Walk Rooftop

    A shot taken from the rooftop of 8 Boulevard Walk in Downtown Dubai, looking out over Business Bay

  • Dubai Marina Metro Station. A photo taken from the roof of the bridge going over Sheikh Zayed road at Dubai Marina Metro Station.

    Dubai Marina Metro Station

    A photo taken from the roof of the bridge going over Sheikh Zayed road at Dubai Marina Metro Station.

  • Bur Dubai Aerial view. A shot taken from a helicopter over Bur Dubai, near Dubai Creek.

    Bur Dubai Aerial view

    A shot taken from a helicopter over Bur Dubai, near Dubai Creek.

  • Marriott Marquis Rooftop. Looking towards Churchill Tower in Business Bay, this photo was taken from the rooftop of the world's tallest hotel - the Marriott Marquis.

    Marriott Marquis Rooftop

    Looking towards Churchill Tower in Business Bay, this photo was taken from the rooftop of the world's tallest hotel - the Marriott Marquis.

  • Thiptara Restaurant - internal. Thiptara is a Thai restaurant at The Palace Hotel, Downtown Dubai. The Dubai Fountain can be seen performing outside.

    Thiptara Restaurant - internal

    Thiptara is a Thai restaurant at The Palace Hotel, Downtown Dubai. The Dubai Fountain can be seen performing outside.

  • Sheikh Zayed Road aerial view. Looking straight down Sheikh Zayed Road, the main thoroughfare in Dubai, this shot was taken from a helicopter.

    Sheikh Zayed Road aerial view

    Looking straight down Sheikh Zayed Road, the main thoroughfare in Dubai, this shot was taken from a helicopter.

  • View of Emirates Towers. A view of Emirates Towers take from the rooftop of The Gate at Dubai International Financial Center.

    View of Emirates Towers

    A view of Emirates Towers take from the rooftop of The Gate at Dubai International Financial Center.

  • The Promenade at Dubai Mall. The Promenade outside Dubai Mall by the Dubai Fountain Lake. The Burj Khalifa can be seen in the background.

    The Promenade at Dubai Mall

    The Promenade outside Dubai Mall by the Dubai Fountain Lake. The Burj Khalifa can be seen in the background.

  • Aerial view of Knowledge Village. A shot from a helicopter over Sheikh Zayed Road looking over Knowledge Village with the Palm Jumeirach in the background.

    Aerial view of Knowledge Village

    A shot from a helicopter over Sheikh Zayed Road looking over Knowledge Village with the Palm Jumeirach in the background.

  • Manazel al Safa Building rooftop. Taken from the rooftop of Manazel al Safa Building in Business Bay, looking towards Downtown Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Road.

    Manazel al Safa Building rooftop

    Taken from the rooftop of Manazel al Safa Building in Business Bay, looking towards Downtown Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Road.

  • Creek Park. Creek Park in Dubai.

    Creek Park

    Creek Park in Dubai.

  • Aerial view of Sheikh Zayed Road Interchange One. Taken from a helicopter over Sheikh Zayed Road, this shot looks over Interchange One towards Downtown Dubai.

    Aerial view of Sheikh Zayed Road Interchange One

    Taken from a helicopter over Sheikh Zayed Road, this shot looks over Interchange One towards Downtown Dubai.

  • Grosvenor House Hotel rooftop, Dubai Marina. Looking out towards the Arabian Gulf, this photo was taken from the rooftop of the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai Marina.

    Grosvenor House Hotel rooftop, Dubai Marina

    Looking out towards the Arabian Gulf, this photo was taken from the rooftop of the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai Marina.

  • Burjuman Metro Station. At the junction of Khalid bin al Waleed Road and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road is Burjuman Metro Station.

    Burjuman Metro Station

    At the junction of Khalid bin al Waleed Road and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road is Burjuman Metro Station.

  • Aerial view over Dubai Creek. A shot taken from  a helicopter over Dubai Creek, looking towards Bur Dubai.

    Aerial view over Dubai Creek

    A shot taken from a helicopter over Dubai Creek, looking towards Bur Dubai.

  • Clayton Residence rooftop. Taken from the rooftop of Clayton Residence in Business Bay looking towards Downtown Dubai

    Clayton Residence rooftop

    Taken from the rooftop of Clayton Residence in Business Bay looking towards Downtown Dubai.

  • Burj al Arab Sky Bar. The view from the Burj al Arab Sky bar looking back towards Dubai.

    Burj al Arab Sky Bar

    The view from the Burj al Arab Sky bar looking back towards Dubai.

  • Aerial view over Dubai Mall. A helicopter shot taken over Dubai Mall looking towards the Burj Khalifa.

    Aerial view over Dubai Mall

    A helicopter shot taken over Dubai Mall looking towards the Burj Khalifa.

  • Rooftop of The Torch in Dubai Marina. Looking down on Dubai Marina from the rooftop of The Torch.

    Rooftop of The Torch in Dubai Marina

    Looking down on Dubai Marina from the rooftop of The Torch.

  • Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai.

    Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard

    Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai.

  • Dubai World Trade Center. A helicopter shot taken looking down onto Dubai World Trade Center.

    Dubai World Trade Center

    A helicopter shot taken looking down onto Dubai World Trade Center.

  • Grosvernor House Rooftop looking towards The Tallest Block. Taken from the rooftop of Grosvenor House Hotel looking towards the Tallest Block on the Planet.

    Grosvernor House Rooftop looking towards The Tallest Block

    Taken from the rooftop of Grosvenor House Hotel looking towards the Tallest Block on the Planet.

  • Looking across the Creek. The view from Creek Park to Dubai Creek Golf Club.

    Looking across the Creek

    The view from Creek Park to Dubai Creek Golf Club.

  • Helicopter view of Downtown Dubai. From directly over Mohammed bin Rashid Boulvard, an aerial shot looking at Downtown Dubai.

    Helicopter view of Downtown Dubai

    From directly over Mohammed bin Rashid Boulvard, an aerial shot looking at Downtown Dubai.

  • 8 Boulevard Walk Rooftop. Looking south from the rooftop of 8 Boulevard Walk.

    8 Boulevard Walk Rooftop

    Looking south from the rooftop of 8 Boulevard Walk.

  • Thiptara Restaurant - external. The outdoor seating area at Thiptara Restaurant with the Dubai Fountain performing.

    Thiptara Restaurant - external

    The outdoor seating area at Thiptara Restaurant with the Dubai Fountain performing.

  • Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah. Aerial view of Dubai Marina and The Palm Jumeirah taken from above Sheikh Zayed Road.

    Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah

    Aerial view of Dubai Marina and The Palm Jumeirah taken from above Sheikh Zayed Road.

  • Clover Bay rooftop. The view of Downtown Dubai from the rooftop of Clover Bay.

    Clover Bay rooftop

    The view of Downtown Dubai from the rooftop of Clover Bay.

  • Burj al Arab Foyer. The upper foyer at the Burj al Arab Hotel.

    Burj al Arab Foyer

    The upper foyer at the Burj al Arab Hotel.

  • Above Oud Metha road. A wide angle view above Oud Metha road looking towards the Dubai skyline.

    Above Oud Metha road

    A wide angle view above Oud Metha road looking towards the Dubai skyline.

  • Manazel al Safa Building rooftop. Looking towards Downtown Dubai from the rooftop of Manazel al Safa building.

    Manazel al Safa Building rooftop

    Looking towards Downtown Dubai from the rooftop of Manazel al Safa building.

  • Downtown Dubai Little Planet. A Little Planet projection of an aerial panorama taken above Downtown Dubai.

    Downtown Dubai Little Planet

    A Little Planet projection of an aerial panorama taken above Downtown Dubai.

  • Godolphon Stables. Taken from a helicopter with Godolphin Stables visible in the foreground and Downtown Dubai in the background.

    Godolphon Stables

    Taken from a helicopter with Godolphin Stables visible in the foreground and Downtown Dubai in the background.

  • Al Yas Tower rooftop. A panorama taken from the rooftop of Al Yas Tower in Dubai Marina.

    Al Yas Tower rooftop

    A panorama taken from the rooftop of Al Yas Tower in Dubai Marina.

  • Meydan Golfcourse. The golf course at The Meydan Hotel.

    Meydan Golfcourse

    The golf course at The Meydan Hotel.

  • Safa Park. An aerial shot of Safa Park taken from a helicopter.

    Safa Park

    An aerial shot of Safa Park taken from a helicopter.

  • The Residences rooftop. Looking towards Old Town and The Address Downtown from the rooftop of The Residences.

    The Residences rooftop

    Looking towards Old Town and The Address Downtown from the rooftop of The Residences.

  • Burj al Arab Suite. Taken inside a two bedroom suite at the Burj al Arab.

    Burj al Arab Suite

    Taken inside a two bedroom suite at the Burj al Arab.

  • Sheikh Zayed Road aerial view. Looking down Sheikh Zayed Road towards Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

    Sheikh Zayed Road aerial view

    Looking down Sheikh Zayed Road towards Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

  • 8 Boulevard Walk Rooftop. Looking towards the Burj Khalifa from the rooftop of 8 Boulevard Walk.

    8 Boulevard Walk Rooftop

    Looking towards the Burj Khalifa from the rooftop of 8 Boulevard Walk.

  • Dubai Creek. Abras on the Dubai Creek, Deira side.

    Dubai Creek

    Abras on the Dubai Creek, Deira side.

  • Downtown Dubai and Business Bay. Taken from a helicopter above Sheikh Zayed Road, this images shows Downtown Dubai and Business Bay.

    Downtown Dubai and Business Bay

    Taken from a helicopter above Sheikh Zayed Road, this images shows Downtown Dubai and Business Bay.

  • Marriott Marquis Rooftop. Looking north from the rooftop of the Marriott Marquis.

    Marriott Marquis Rooftop

    Looking north from the rooftop of the Marriott Marquis.

  • Dubai Ferry. Taking a trip on the Dubai Ferry from Dubai Creek to Dubai Marina.

    Dubai Ferry

    Taking a trip on the Dubai Ferry from Dubai Creek to Dubai Marina.

  • Marriott Marquis from the air. An aerial view of the Marriott Marquis Hotel taken from a helicopter above Sheikh Zayed Road.

    Marriott Marquis from the air

    An aerial view of the Marriott Marquis Hotel taken from a helicopter above Sheikh Zayed Road.

  • DIFC Gate rooftop. Looking out from the rooftop of The Gate at DIFC towards Index Tower.

    DIFC Gate rooftop

    Looking out from the rooftop of The Gate at DIFC towards Index Tower.

  • Burj al Arab Royal Suite lobby. The lobby at the Royal Suite at the Burj al Arab hotel.

    Burj al Arab Royal Suite lobby

    The lobby at the Royal Suite at the Burj al Arab hotel.

  • Sheikh Zayed Road Interchange 1. Looking straight down from a helicopter onto Interchange One on Sheikh Zayed Road.

    Sheikh Zayed Road Interchange 1

    Looking straight down from a helicopter onto Interchange One on Sheikh Zayed Road.

  • Al Yas Tower rooftop. Cayan Tower as seen from the rooftop of Al Yas tower.

    Al Yas Tower rooftop

    Cayan Tower as seen from the rooftop of Al Yas tower.

  • The Montgomery. A villa at the edge of the fairway at The Montgomery golf course.

    The Montgomery

    A villa at the edge of the fairway at The Montgomery golf course.

  • 8 Boulevard Walk Rooftop. Looking towards Downtown Dubai from the rooftop of 8 Boulevard Walk.

    8 Boulevard Walk Rooftop

    Looking towards Downtown Dubai from the rooftop of 8 Boulevard Walk.

  • Emirate Towers Metro Station. Emirates Towers Metro Station taken from the roof of the bridge over Sheikh Zayed Road.

    Emirate Towers Metro Station

    Emirates Towers Metro Station taken from the roof of the bridge over Sheikh Zayed Road.

  • Downtown Dubai. Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall taken from the rooftop of The Address Downtown.

    Downtown Dubai

    Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall taken from the rooftop of The Address Downtown.

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