Published On: Sat, Apr 30th, 2016

Dare to ‘walk on air’ from 78th floor of Dubai tower


Modelled on the experiences offered by the EdgeWalk at Toronto’s CN Tower or the Sky Tower’s SkyWalk in Auckland.


The new AYKON City development is causing quite a stir in the Dubai real estate market, and now presents the crowning glory of the project in the form of the emirate’s first-of-its-kind tourist attraction, AYKON Dare.

Situated at the crown of the tallest tower in AYKON City, daredevils can venture out onto the impressive roofline with nothing between them but fresh air and the city at over 935 feet (285 metres) below. Modelled on the experiences offered by the EdgeWalk at Toronto’s iconic CN Tower or the Sky Tower’s SkyWalk in Auckland, AYKON Dare put visitors ‘in harness’ and takes them to the edge, like never before in Dubai.


According to a press release issued by the developer, Dare will be accessible from the 78th floor lounge and dining room, visitors walk out onto the landing platform before beginning their ascent, where they are harnessed to the safety rail leading up the roofline to the upper level.

On a clear day, the whole of Dubai can be viewed panoramically, with vistas stretching as far as the Dubai / Abu Dhabi border, not to mention a dramatic outlook across to the Burj area and Business Bay. Directly below are Dubai Canal and the vehicular backbone of the emirate, Shaikh Zayed Road.

More excitement follows when visitors step up and out into the glass-floored viewing capsule in the tower’s AYKONIC DAMAC’s ‘D’. Imagine standing in a glass box 935 feet (285 metres) above Shaikh Zayed Road – which seems to offer a fascinating, and terrifying experience!

AYKON City has enjoyed a tremendous response, being the first freehold project made available for purchase on Shaikh Zayed Road.

The development will comprise four towers which combine a five-star hotel accommodation, luxury hotel apartments, residences and a boutique office space linked by a central podium with retail, dining and entertainment.

The wealth of on-site amenities are topped, quite literally, by AYKON Dare, the thrilling al fresco experience for the adventurous, which presents an entirely new perspective of the city and a breathtaking adrenaline rush.

The AYKON Dare experience is carefully controlled by trained professionals using state-of-the-art safety equipment and is expected to last around 45 minutes to an hour.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology