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Burj Khalifa in the Metaverse

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Burj Khalifa is the tallest structure and building in the world. The decision to construct the building was based on the government’s decision to diversify from an oil-based economy, and for Dubai to gain international recognition. Designers intended the building to be the centerpiece of large-scale, mixed-use development.

A fully replicated detailed digital twin of the Burj Khalifa is now available on the Metaverse, launched by Eventcombo. It allows users to have the full experience of observation with 360-degree views of the city. Moreover, the experience does not require headsets, gloves or any other VR hardware. It is accessible with a regular device and a keyboard.

“30 years ago music was stored in 90 minutes per cassette, today 100 billion hours of music is available at the click of a button on smartphones, the technological potential for the future is endless”, Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Chairman of Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy explained.

Virtual avatars are able to walk around different areas of the building, go up the elevators and through the corridors and open spaces. Finally, they enter the viewing deck, which offers replicated views of the city.

The emergence of Web 3 and the metaverse will have “endless” possibilities of how it could impact industries and communities in the UAE. “While the pandemic forced the world into isolation, it also led to advancement and accelerated adoption of the metaverse. Although digital has become the new normal, the metaverse is facilitating physical and real-world like interactions in digital spaces, to elevate experiences and bridge the real and virtual worlds,” the experts from Eventcombo explained. The strategy is built around three pillars – innovation, government implementation of metaverse technologies and talent development.

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