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Dubai’s Aykon City to feature glass-floor viewing capsule at nearly 1,000ft

Posted by Irish Manluctao on July 11, 2016
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The new Aykon City development is introducing Aykon Dare. It will be modelled on the experiences offered by the EdgeWalk at Toronto’s iconic CN Tower and the Sky Tower’s SkyWalk in Auckland. Courtesy Damac Properties

Dubai’s Aykon City to feature glass-floor viewing capsule at nearly 1,000ft

Akyon Dare will be in the development’s tallest tower. Courtesy Damac Properties

Dubai’s Aykon City to feature glass-floor viewing capsule at nearly 1,000ft

A visitor at EdgeWalk on the CN Tower in Toronto. Reuters

Daredevils in Dubai will soon be able to test their nerve at a new adrenaline-fuelled attraction in Akyon City – nearly 1,000 feet up.

Modelled on the experiences offered by the EdgeWalk at Toronto’s iconic CN Tower or the Sky Tower’s SkyWalk in Auckland, Aykon Dare will put visitors “in harness” and take them to the edge of the tallest tower in the new development.

It will be accessible from the 78th floor lounge and dining room, where visitors will walk out on to a landing platform before beginning their ascent, where they are harnessed to the safety rail leading up the roofline to the upper level.

Visitors can then step up and out into a glass-floored viewing capsule, at a height of 935 feet above Sheikh Zayed Road, with panoramic views of Dubai.

Aykon, being developed by Damac Properties, comprises four towers which combine a five-star hotel accommodation, luxury hotel apartments, residences and a boutique office space linked by a central podium with retail, dining and entertainment.

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