Emirates Airline took the internet by storm after publishing an incredible video showcasing a flight attendant on top of the Burj Khalifa sharing a message, following the announcement the UAE was being removed from the UK red list.

The stuntwoman, Nicole Smith-Ludvik, and the production company TECS Event Services, that produced the viral video, both confirmed the footage was 100 per cent real, but there were some questions surrounding the viral clip.

Well, now Emirates has put those questions to rest releasing a full behind-the-scenes video showcasing exactly how they managed to pull the stunt off.

In the video, Nicole is seen in her full Emirates uniform actually on top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and says to the camera, “Hi Mum! I’m on top of the world.”

The behind-the-scenes video then goes on to explain how they managed to pull off the risky stunt.

“Filming at the pinnacle took rigorous planning and a strict safety protocol,” the video explained, as clips were shown of Nicole training with a series of harnesses on, alongside a team of experts.

It’s then explained that it took the team an hour to climb from level 160 of the Burj Khalifa to reach the very top of the building, at 828 metres, where Nicole is seen standing up at the highest point of the tower.


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“You are the highest person on the planet on the planet right now – it’s incredible,” one of the team members assisting Nicole tells her.

The final clip showcases the stuntwoman waving to the camera shows, yes, the stunt is 100 per cent real and there’s no CGI involved at all.

This makes it, as Emirates stated, one of the highest adverts ever filmed. Incredible!

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