Emirates has put a flight attendant on top of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, to celebrate the reopening of flights to and from the UK. Skydiver and stunt woman Nicole Smith-Ludvik was transported to the top of the skyscraper by helicopter.
The video shows an Emirates flight attendant holding a sign that says “Moving the UAE to the UK amber list has made us feel on top of the world.” The drone’s camera then moves away to reveal the crew member standing at the very top of Burj Khalifa at a height of 830 metres.
“This is, without a doubt, one of the most amazing and exciting stunts I’ve ever done. A big shout out to Emirates Airlines for your creative marketing idea! It was a pleasure being a part of the team,” Smith-Ludvik wrote on Instagram.
The film was shot by Choppershoot, a helicopter and drones filming company, and produced by Prime Productions AMG and TECS Event Services.
“Being part of such a special project – not only for the fact that we were trusted to help bring this to life (yes, this is very very real), but also what it means for so many families who have been separated from their families between here in Dubai and the UK,” wrote TECS Event services in a social media post.
The UK was one of Emirates’ most important markets before the pandemic. In January, the British government decided to add the United Arab Emirates to its ‘red list’ for travellers.