Dubai: A stunt video apparently showing a man being thrown over Dubai Marina using a slingshot has been confirmed to be part of an ad campaign.

The two-part video was initially released on Saturday, sparking a huge social media debate over whether the footage was authentic.

It has garnered nearly 140,000 viewers so far on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as users argue whether the daredevil could have survived.

The video made it appear as though he completely missed his landing mark, to the shock of viewers.

On Monday, a transportation company confirmed that it was responsible for the 20-second ad.

The second part of the video has since been added, showing the stuntman apparently landing in a swimming pool.