Sheikh Hamdan announces 360-degree virtual tours of Dubai
He's had quite the week about town and now, Dubai's Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has announced through his Twitter and Instagram accounts the launch of a new virtual tour project in the city.
"Soon, we will launch Dubai360.com, the world's leading immersive virtual city tour. It is a groundbreaking website that will enable you to explore Dubai from anywhere in the world," stated Sheikh Hamdan, who is also chairman of Dubai Executive Council.
The project will be the world's largest and highest quality virtual city tour that exclusively uses fully interactive and immersive 360 degree panoramic photo, time lapse and video content. The website currently features a 12 minute timelapse video of Dubai International Airport.
"Here you can experience what it's like to be stood on the top of the control tower at. The timelapse below was shoot over a 30 hour period depicting over 1,000 planes landing, taking off, and taxiing at the airport," the website says. Viewers can control the direction and zoom of the camera as the time-lapse plays.
It will soon include timelapse tours of the views from some of the city's most exclusive hotels, including JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, the rooftop of the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai Marina, the foyer and a suite at the Burj Al Arab, and from inside Thiptara, a Thai restaurant at The Palace Hotel, Downtown Dubai.