ITV News Base Jumpers Jump off world's tallest building The Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai
Omar Al Hegelan and Nasser Al Neyadi leapt 2,205 feet from the top of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai before free-falling for 10 seconds then deploying their parachutes.
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ITV News Base Jumpers Jump off world's est building The Burj Khalifa skyscraper ubai
Omar Al Hegelan and Nasser Al di leapt 2,205 feet from the top of the Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai before -falling for 10 seconds then deploying r parachutes.
It was the world's est jump from a man-made cture.
Both men are expert skydivers obtained permission from the Dubai orities to jump from the tower.
Al lan began Base jumping in 1997 and has over 15,000 sky dives. He told Sky News: was amazing, one of the most beautiful ations I've ever experienced.
"We did egally, we did it safely and we set a new d record.
"It took months of planning we had to obtain permission from the UAE rnment, but we showed that safe, legal jumps are possible from the Burj ifa."
The Burj Khalifa cost $1.5bn 6m) to build and is the tallest man-made cture on earth at 828m (2,717ft).
The 'Base' refers to the structures jumpers from: Building, Span, Antenna, Earth.Less