Spiderman wants 3 UAE towers in his web


The Burj Al Arab, the Princess Tower in Dubai and The Landmark, Abu Dhabi (under-construction) have one thing in common.

They are all on a list of ‘must-climbs’ for Spiderman.

Alain Robert, the real life “Spiderman”, who has successfully climbed the 828-metre high Burj Khalifa and 70 other skyscrapers around the world, says buildings in the UAE are top of his “wish list”.

The 414-metre high Princess Tower is the world’s tallest residential tower.

It occupies a land area of 37,410 square feet and houses 763 luxury apartments overlooking The Palm Jumeirah.

Speaking exclusively to Emirates 24|7, when asked why he chose Princess Tower, Robert says: “I wish to climb it as it is the tallest residential building in the world.

They [the developer] did contact me six months ago. I went to check the building and haven’t heard from then since.”

Robert is still waiting for clearance from respective authorities on all the building sites.

Robert adds, “The Landmark in Abu Dhabi, it’s not finished yet. Burj Al Arab, the management is very tough and the Princess Tower… there is no news from the management.”

The Landmark, a skyscraper under construction in Abu Dhabi, will stand 324 metres tall with 72 floors above ground and five basement levels.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai, at 321 metres, is the fourth tallest hotel in the world.

It stands on an artificial island 280-metres from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge.

On his website, he says: “Climbing is my passion, my philosophy of life. Although I suffer from vertigo, although my accidents left me disabled up to 66 per cent, I have become the best solo climber.”


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