Posts Tagged ‘Dubai’


Inventor flies jetpacks over Dubai

2015 at 10:47 am by admin | Comments Off


Yves Rossy, Swiss engineer and pilot, recently debuted a video of his newest invention to YouTube: a fully functional jetpack! Accompanied by skydiver Vice Reffet, the duo are shown soaring through the skies of Dubai with the prototypes, turning and performing maneuvers with all the grace of a bird. The flight packs weigh 120 pounds, and allow their uses to fly freely for 15 minutes in speeds up to 186 miles per hour. While the packs are still heavily in development, and require assistance in order to perform take-off and landing procedures, Rossy’s invention is a hopeful sign of the next generation of flight technology to come!


Dubai plans for future-themed museum

2015 at 12:50 pm by admin | Comments Off


Dubai officials have announced the planned construction of a brand-new museum in the popular coastal city, titled the “Museum of the Future”! The museum, which is scheduled to be open to the public in 2017, will function as both an exhibit space for prototypes and technology, as well as its own design and technological facility for creating innovative new tech. A video was released alongside the announcement, showing off the ring-like design of the building, as well as potential exhibits and locales for visitors and employees alike. While still only in the planning stages, you can check out an in-depth look at the potential behind this new museum in the video below, and wait patiently for its real-life opening in a couple years’ time.


Dubai celebrates New Year’s with light show

2015 at 03:17 pm by admin | Comments Off


As 2014 came to a close, people across the world celebrated the coming of the new year in a variety of ways, from small family gatherings to giant festivals in the streets. Not ones to be outdone, Dubai decided to commemorate the coming of 2015 with a giant LED light and fireworks show around the Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world! The Burj Khalifa towers over its surroundings at 2,722 feet, and was the central focus of Dubai’s New Years celebrations. The event, which was attended by millions of residents and tourists, featured a number of LED light displays around the building, along with a number of fireworks shot from and around the Burj Khalifa, creating an astounding spectacle of light and sound. The famous Dubai Fountain right outside the Burj Khalifa also took part in the event, creating waves of water spouts to coincide with the light show above. The event lasted a total of 45 minutes, and is a must-see for everyone as we welcome 2015!


Dubai launches urban art event

2014 at 01:48 pm by admin | Comments Off


The city of Al Quoz, Dubai is reaching out to pop artists and urban designers to participate in their first Street Night Art event! An entire section of road will be closed off during this event, where 70 artists and performers will light up the town with live paintings and performances. The Street Night Art event will also feature concerts, charity paintings, and meet-and-greets with the artists. This event will take places from 6PM to midnight on Friday, January 24th, and will be free for anyone to come by and have a fun night with artists.


Over a year in the making, the Street Night Art event hopes to show that urban art can add to a city environment, bringing creativity and life for passerby and artists alike. Hoping to make Street Night Art an annual event, planners hope to show the world that Dubai is the newest major capital for culture and artwork!