Emaar launches high-rise tourist attraction for thrill seekers
August 30, 2017
Sky Walk is a 200-metre high cantilever observation corridor in the Address Sky View development in Downtown Dubai
Emaar Properties has announced the launch of a new tourist attraction - Sky Walk, a 200-metre high cantilever observation corridor in the Address Sky View development in Downtown Dubai.
Sky Walk offers the unique experience of taking in spectacular views from a height of 200 metres as the visitors navigate the observation corridor in safety harnesses, walking literally "outside the building".
Sky Walk joins the league of Emaar’s other attractions such as At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY. At level 53 of Address Sky View, and suspended at the imposing height of 200 metres, Sky Walk is another first-of-its-kind in Downtown Dubai, Emaar said in a statement.
Address Sky View, a residential and hospitality project, also features the 85-metre-long Sky Bridge, at 220 metres high, featuring eight units of luxurious Sky Collection Duplexes, a 70-metre-long infinity pool and other amenities.
The 30-metre long cantilever Sky Walk, fixed to the structure of one of the two Address Sky View towers, is a half-oval structure offering 45 metres of walking distance.
Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “Address Sky View is one of the prestigious upcoming developments in Downtown Dubai that not only features a world-class hotel and serviced residence but also the iconic Sky Bridge and now a new Sky Walk.
"Appealing to adventure seekers, Sky Walk will add to the touristic appeal of the city and offer visitors a never-before experience.”
The international team working on the project had to address several design challenges for Sky Walk from the use of extensive loads of steel to the ambient temperature difference. They introduced several innovative approaches for the on-schedule progress of Sky Walk construction, he added.
Address Sky View hotel and Address Residences Sky View are operated by Address Hotels + Resorts, the premium luxury hotel and serviced residences brand under Emaar Hospitality Group, a subsidiary of Emaar Properties.