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What's the tallest building in Dubai? Haven’t the foggiest

Otherworldly: The spire of Burj Khalifa, the tallest free-standing structure in the world, towers above the clouds with Dubai a long way below


They don't call them skyscrapers for nothing.


Some of the world's tallest buildings emerge from thick clouds in these incredible images that look as if they have been beamed from another world.

Somewhat surprisingly, given its reputation as a sun-kissed destination, the photos were taken high above Dubai.


Standing at more than 2,716ft, the 160-storey Burj Khalifa is the tallest free-standing structure in the world.

    In the top image here, its spire can be seen poking high into the sky way above the bed of clouds.

    The photos were taken by architectural and travel photographer Catalin Marin.

    Seasonal: Clouds descend on Dubai each year in late autumn, creating a stunning vista for those in the city's tallest buildings
    Seasonal: Clouds descend on Dubai each year in late autumn, creating a stunning vista for those in the city's tallest buildings

    The 33-year-old said: 'Every year around this time, Dubai experiences heavy fog due to the still-high humidity and the falling temperatures.  

    'With all the new high-rise buildings including the tallest in the world, Burj Khalifa, this provides a great photographic opportunity.' 

    Mr Marin has lived in Dubai for the last six years.

    Alien landscape: These incredible images were taken by architectural and travel photographer Catalin Marin
    Alien landscape: These incredible images were taken by architectural and travel photographer Catalin Marin


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