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'World's largest' virtual city tour website to launch in Dubai

Dubai360 set to launch later this year will enable users to 'explore Dubai from anywhere'

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A virtual tour website which uses "ground breaking" technology is set to launch later this year in Dubai.

Dubai360.com was announced by Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum through his Instagram and Twitter accounts,

"Soon, we will launch Dubai360.com, the world's leading immersive virtual city tour. It is a ground breaking website that will enable you to explore Dubai from anywhere in the world." Sheikh Hamdan posted on Instgram.

The website will present fully interactive 360 degree panoramic time-lapse video showcasing Dubai's cultural and modern attractions.

Currently on the website, users can see a preview of the kind of content that is to come with a video of Dubai International Airport.

"Here you can experience what it's like to be stood on the top of the control tower at. The timelapse below was shoot over a 30 hour period depicting over 1,000 planes landing, taking off, and taxiing at the airport." Says the website.

Viewers can control the direction and zoom of the camera as the time-lapse plays.

In the Dubai International Airport time lapse, viewers are offered the chance to transport themselves to the very center of one of the world's busiest airports. They can see planes from more than 125 different airlines flying to and from over 260 destinations across six continents. With nearly 1000 aircraft movements captured over the 24 hour period, there is non-stop action taking place regardless of which direction the viewer chooses to look.

According to UAE news agency WAM, the Dubai360 project which features ground breaking technology will be the world's largest and highest quality virtual city tour that exclusively uses fully interactive and immersive 360 degree panoramic photo, time lapse and video content.