Dubai Crew Blog
by Dan Kelly, Director of Photography
Dubai. I honestly didn’t know what to expect, except for tremendous heat and the tallest buildings in the world. Little did I know that Dubai, much like New York City, is a melting pot of peoples and cultures that all welcomed us into their shops and homes with smiles and friendly nods. One man, a wealthy local fisherman who saw me filming his ships and workers, brought me into his cool air conditioned rest tent to have a moment’s rest and share a delicious cup of coffee with him and his friends.
I can’t forget to mention the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world — 828 meter, or 2,717 foot – a one hundred and sixty floor building in the shape of a spike, firing out of the desert ground and punching a hole in the earth’s atmosphere. It contains the world’s highest swimming pool, the world’s highest mosque and the world’s highest observation deck with the world’s fastest elevator, which popped my ears faster than any airplane landing. It was truly a beautiful building and the only way to view all of Dubai and its many other buildings and projects launching out of the desert ground.
Oh yeah, did I mention the 279-foot indoor ski slope?