You may never get to Dubai and stand atop of the world's tallest building, the 2,717-foot-tall Burj Khalifa. But this interactive photograph may be the next best thing. It was created to celebrate the annual Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photography Award (HIPA), which awards prizes totaling $389,000. The grand prize awarded is $120,000.
The interactive image was taken by Dubai-based photographer Gerald Donovan, who not only went to the top floor, but climbed the 656-ft adder inside the spire to the very tippy top. The image is composed from more than 70 individual photos, 48 of which are 80-megapixel panoramic shots. Visit the image here to zoom in on Dubai, pan left to right or up and down.
Here's a video showing the panoramic view, too.