Wednesday, July 20, 2011

World’s Highest Tennis Court at Burj Al Arab

The world’s highest tennis court stands atop the fourth highest hotel in the world - Burj al-Arab at Dubai. The tennis court is circular in shape and when no session is at play, it doubles as a helipad. The exact height of the tennis court is not known, but the hotel is 321 m (1,053 feet) tall and the court is located very near the top. My guess is, it’s close to 1000 feet.

In 2005, when Roger Federer and Andre Agassi were at Dubai for a tournament, they were invited to play a few rounds at the Burj’s helipad-converted-tennis court.

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Looks like they lost the ball.

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7 comments:

  1. Black Jack ShellacJuly 20, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    Jeebus, I'm dizzy just looking at those pictures.

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  2. Not really a tennis court but rather a helipad. Think it was actually a one off publicity stunt.
    "New balls, please" ;)

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  3. second from the last shot: sensor dust

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  4. Yeah, about that net...probably needs to be up higher...

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  5. I don't want to be the poor bastard who gets a ball on his/her face from that height! Even tho' there is no sidewalk below...

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  6. I can be scared oh heights, but not extreme ones. Can't see that far down w/o my lenses/glasses!

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