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Video: Man jumps off Burj Al Arab hotel

Stuntman, skydiver and base jumper and kiteboarding champ team up for Dubai feat

Dubai: Three jaw-dropping stunts, including one world-first, were pulled off at some of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks in a video that has quickly gained traction on Youtube.

XDubai athlete Nick Jacobsen jumped off the sail-shaped seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel — and kitesurfed into the surrounding water. 

The stunt pulled off by Jacobsen, a kiteboarding and kitesurfing champion, is a record-breaking and world-first feat from the Burj Al Arab’s iconic helipad, organisers claim.

The act is part of the death-defying stunt conceived by XDubai and Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East to promote Mercedes-AMG’s A45 4matic, the CLA 45 4matic and the GLA 45 4matic.

The video kicked off with stuntman Damien Walters getting off a fast-moving Merc into a rope dangling from a crane — and just why he is a Hollywood favourite.

It also shows world-renowned skydiver and base jumper Noah Bahnson astonishingly taunting gravity.

The act was conceptualised by XDubai for Mercedes Benz Cars Middle East and produced by XDubai/Dubai Film.