Already famed for his daredevil stunts, Tom Cruise may have topped even his own audacious reputation with his latest death defying actions.
Filming scenes for the fourth Mission: Impossible film in Dubai earlier this week, Cruise was been captured on camera dangled almost 2,717ft in the air from the Burj Kahlifa – the tallest building in the world.
The American actor was snapped hanging precariously from the observation deck of the building, which is 124 floors high, as nervous fans watched from below.
Known for always performing his own stunts during filming, the 48-year-old – famed for roles from Top Gun to Knight & Day - ran across the windows of the tower as technicians and film crew watched.
Cruise was later joined by his co-stars Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton at the newly opened Armani hotel, where the trio launched the fourth installment in the movie franchise - Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
The actor has filmed many of his own stunts during the Mission Impossible series, with his character - Ethan Hunt – expected to dangle from mountainsides and perform tricks on motorbikes while simultaneously avoiding being killed by the bad guys.
Famous around the world, Burj Khalifa is operated by Emaar which was recognised as the Middle East’s Leading Tourism Property Development Company by the World Travel Awards earlier this year
The fourth installment of the Mission Impossible movie will begin shooting in the “next few weeks”, according to a statement released by the Dubai media office.
Among the possible locations – beside the Burj Khalifa – include and Meydan, while other locations and companies such as Emirates Airline and Emaar have been placed on standby to assist with the film.
The announcement comes after two months of meetings between the Hollywood studio, Paramount, and government officials in the United Arab Emirate.
The first three instalments of the extremely successful action movie series global revenues came to a total $1.4 billion.
Also in the Middle East today, World Mobi launched its new city guide to Dubai.
World Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the World Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
Dubai.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, transport, and weather.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.