Man to scale Burj Khalifa

28/03/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskell
Man to scale Burj Khalifa

One man is readying himself to climb the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, tonight (March 28th).

Alain Roberts, also known as the Spiderman, will scale the Dubai landmark despite high wind speed levels.

Speaking to Emirates 24/7, Mr Roberts explained that the feat will take six to seven hours.

In preparation, he has climbed 43 floors of the 828-metre tower.

"I have a special relationship with the UAE and know people here. Therefore, there is no need for me to do the climb in secret," he told the news provider.

Mr Roberts has already climbed the Eiffel Tower and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia.

The Burj Khalifa has already made the headlines this weekend after taking part in Earth Hour. On Saturday (March 26th), the lights of the tower turned off for 60 minutes to raise awareness of climate change.

It joined Big Ben and Sydney Opera House as one of 134 countries taking part in the event.

Business intelligence provider MEED also recognised the landmark by naming it Building Project of the Year in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries last week.ADNFCR-2019-ID-800478397-ADNFCR