Google Street View takes you to the pinnacle of the Burj Khalifa


Guess what, people! You can now “stand” on top of the world’s tallest building without having to face the dizzying-slash-frightening heights in person.


Using the Street View Trekker, a backpack equipped with its own camera system, the building’s numerous passageways, massive viewing stations, and outside pavilions were explored to give Google Maps users a comprehensive view of Dubai’s biggest attraction.

The process of capturing the whole site, including a 360-degree panoramic view from the top of the 2,717-foot building, took around 3 days. This marks the first time that the team has captured a skyscraper for Street View, according to Google.

Aerial views include scenes from the building’s tallest occupied floor on the 163rd floor, the highest public observation deck on the 124th floor, and the highest swimming pool facility in the world on the 76th floor.

You can see some behind-the-scenes footage of the mapping expedition in the video below.

Additionally, you can start exploring the Burj Khalifa on Google Maps.

Acrophobes, you have been warned.

Image and article source courtesy of Google, CNET and PC Magazine.