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Just watching this might make your palms sweat.

A bunch of thrill seekers in Dubai recently leapt 1300 feet off the Princess Tower, which is known as the world’s second tallest residential-only building (next to 432 Park Avenue in New York).

The stunt dubbed “Dream Jump Dubai” was a collaboration between SkydiveDubai, XDubai and a Polish company called Dream World which has created a mechanism that allows you to “experience freefall without deploying a parachute.”

The DreamJump system uses multiple zip lines and a harness, and it lets you drop for a longer amount of time than you can with just a bungee cord.

“Bungee is just one rope. This has two, so it is safer and more comfortable,” the creator, Thomas Zielinski, told The National. “If you use bungee, the experience can be like giving birth. This is more like eating an ice cream.”

Only ice cream doesn’t come with the risk of ending up on the ground flattened like a pancake.

There were also about 558 terrifying base jumps off the platform over the course of 6 days.

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The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world, and it also puts on one of the biggest firework displays for New Year's Eve.

This year they broke a world record for "largest LED-illuminated facade" with 70,000 LED panels wrapped around the tower, according to The Arabian Gazette.

On New Year's Eve last year, the city broke the record for biggest pyrotechnics display in the world with around 500,000 fireworks.

For another look at the display, you can check out Downton Dubai's YouTube page where you can watch from various camera angles, including drone, helicopter and fountain views.

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Vimeo user Richard Bentley completes his trilogy of time-lapse videos capturing the shiny millionaire's playground of the Middle East. Parts one and two are here and here.

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Time-Lapse Thing of the Day: 24 hours of Downtown Dubai set to Paul Mottram's "Out of the Darkness."

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