- Video footage filmed by a drone shows the incredible attraction – called Skyflyer – in action
- Skyflyer is constructed out of 421 tons of steel and took 600 days to build and 120 days to install
- It overtook Florida’s Orlando StarFlyer as the world’s tallest free-standing swing ride
It’s a swing ride, but not as we know it.
Behold the Skyflyer at Bollywood Parks dubaiwhich has a staggering height of 460ft (140m), making it the tallest swing ride in the world and taller than the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Video footage shows the attraction in action, with passengers spinning around a giant tower to cloud-grazing heights.
Bollywood Parks Dubai, dedicated to Mumbai’s movie industry, says the attraction was designed for ‘both young and old, the adventurous and not so adventurous’.
Offering a taste of what visitors can expect, it adds: ‘Bollywood Skyflyer gives you the experience of hang gliding and swinging – all at the same time.
‘You will also experience motions like lifting, dropping and rotating at varying speeds.
‘Moving up and down and rotating around the giant tower – take in the amazing views of the park and the surrounding areas while you’re swinging freely or screaming with joy.’
The swing ride, which is constructed out of 421 tons of steel and can hold up to 24 passengers, opened in February 2021.
It overtook Florida’s Orlando StarFlyer as the world’s tallest free-standing swing ride, with that attraction now falling short of the record at 450ft (137m).
Dubai’s Bollywood Skyflyer, which took 600 days to build and 120 days to install, joins a fleet of other sky-high record-breaking attractions scattered across the city.
The emirate is also home to the world’s highest infinity poolwhich sits at an elevation of 656ft (200m) at the Palm Tower on Palm Jumeirah island, the world’s highest Ferris wheelwhich tops 820ft (250m), and Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 2,716.5ft (828m).
Day passes for Bollywood Parks Dubai start from £72 (330AED) per person.