Tag Archives: Dubai

  • Dubai Robocop Begins Automated Patrol This Week

    Dubai Robocop Begins Automated Patrol This Week

    I don’t have an exhaustive knowledge of the subject, but I’m pretty sure that the vast majority of robotic cops in fiction turn out to be a bad idea – principle example being Robocop. But that hasn’t stopped the Dubai Roboop, described by the police force with a penchant for showing off as “the world’s […]

  • Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Rolling Out Soon in Dubai

    Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Rolling Out Soon in Dubai

    Dubai is basically the Tomorrowland of the world at this point, so it figures that the first autopiloted passenger drones would be unveiled there. Enter the Ehang 184, a drone capable of flying a passenger up to 220 pounds (maybe time for a diet if that cuts you out) plus a little luggage (or maybe […]

  • ‘Shredding an Empty Waterpark in Dubai’ (Video)

    ‘Shredding an Empty Waterpark in Dubai’ (Video)

    The empty swimming pool has long been an iconic destination for skaters, so the next logical step would have to be an empty waterpark. Skaters Milton Martinez, Jan Hoffman, and Alex Sorgente explored this frontier for a skate video aptly titled Shredding an Empty Waterpark in Dubai. Shredding an Empty Waterpark in Dubai shows the nearly infinite […]

  • ‘Jetman Dubai': Dubai Toured Via Jetpacks (Video)

    ‘Jetman Dubai': Dubai Toured Via Jetpacks (Video)

    I’m not sure exactly when this happened, but apparently there was some huge leap forward in jetpack technology when I wasn’t paying attention, and now videos like Jetman Dubai exist. It shows two guys (“Jetman Yves Rossy and his protege, Jetman Vince Reffet”) flying around the city of Dubai in jetpacks – not quite up to the James Bond/George […]

  • OlegCricket Posts Insane High-Altitude Parkour Run (Video)

    OlegCricket Posts Insane High-Altitude Parkour Run (Video)

    Parkour has become a punchline thanks to its goofy name and brief run as a fad for teenagers, but apparently there’s actually some legit stuff going on in the parkour landscape. I say that after having seen the latest video from OlegCricket, showing what he describes as an “insane parkour run” over the ledge of a […]

  • Lykan Hypersport Makes ‘Furious 7′ Cameo (Video)

    Lykan Hypersport Makes ‘Furious 7′ Cameo (Video)

    The Lykan Hypersport is one of the most coveted automobiles on planet Earth, with a grand total of only seven in existence and a $3.4 million price tag that marks it as the most expensive car on Earth. Numerological types will notice the synchronicity between its seven units and the upcoming Furious 7, but even without that it’s […]

  • ‘Dubai Flow Motion': Cool Hyperlapse Short Film of Dubai (Video)

    ‘Dubai Flow Motion': Cool Hyperlapse Short Film of Dubai (Video)

    Rob Whitworth is a filmmaker who specializes in distinctive hyperlapse/time-lapse cinematography, and his latest joint takes viewers on a tour of the city of Dubai in just over three minutes. It’s called Dubai Flow Motion, and while it’s not quite as good as actually visiting Dubai from yourself, it might be the next best thing. Dubai […]

  • Burj Al Arab Helipad Now Available for Weddings

    Burj Al Arab Helipad Now Available for Weddings

    The Burj Al Arab luxury hotel in Dubai counts among its many unique features a fully operational helipad. But the helipad has never been just for landing choppers on the hotel.  It’s been home to many special events in the past, and now Burj Al Arab is opening it up for private weddings. Weddings on […]

  • World’s Most Expensive Coffee Available in Dubai Cafe

    World’s Most Expensive Coffee Available in Dubai Cafe

    Coffee sure is getting expensive, isn’t it? You can drop 6 or 7 dollars at Starbucks without even realizing it! But be thankful your local coffee shop isn’t ICONS Coffee Couture in Dubai, where a cup of Kopi luwak costs about $25 (and if that is your local coffee shop, congratulations on your extreme wealth […]