It appears that Emirates has repeated an advertising stunt done in late 2021. Once again, the Dubai-based carrier has photographed a stunning actor standing on top of the Burj Khalifa. However, this time she has her “friends” company, an Airbus A380 dressed as the Expo 2020 “marmite”.
Late last year, the Avcik community went into a frenzy after Emirates Airlines revealed a commercial with a “flight hostess” standing atop the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. At that time, there was a huge commotion. Was the stunt real or created with CGI? A day later, Emirates confirmed that the stunt was indeed real, with a behind-the-scenes video. Now, it has been repeated.
Are you still on the Burj Khalifa?
It’s as if the sky-diving UAE woman is still stuck on top of the Burj Khalifa holding a plaque that says, “I’m still here.” Of course, she hasn’t stayed at the top since the last commercial was filmed, and instead went back up the tower to shoot the new commercial, most likely in mid-November.
After the sexy woman is seen on the tallest building in the world, she holds a card that says, “Finally, come here, my friends.” The shot then rotates showing an Emirates Airbus A380 flying towards the tower before passing behind our daring main character at an impressive gradient.
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When was the ad filmed?
The ad appears to have been filmed on October 13-14 (the original ad aired in August 2021 before the first Expo livery was applied to an aircraft). These days, Emirates Airlines issued a warning that it would be flying an Expo plane at a low altitude over Dubai to promote the Expo 2020.
At the time of the flight, Emirates suggested that the plane fly low over the city to promote Expo 2020 to those who see the plane on the ground and create a stir on social media. It looks like the airline already has something else planned.
Data from RadarBox.com shows that on both days, the A6-EEU flew low over the city for about three hours at a time, with the flight path appearing to match each one shown in the video. The giant plane flew over Expo 2020, the Palm Jumeirah, and even Dubai World Central Airport.
The plane also circled the Burj Khalifa seven times on 14 October alone. Recorded flight data shows the plane was flying at 2,750 feet on each route. The platform on which the sexy Emirates woman stood is at an elevation of 830 metres, or 2,723 feet.
As such, there is no reason to doubt the authenticity of the video or question whether it really happened. There would be no point flying the A380 so close to a building at this altitude if you didn’t want to photograph the stunt.
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