World-Record BASE Jump in Dubai

2,700 feet off world's tallest building

Apr 24, 2014
Outside Magazine
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The team constructed a tiny platform atop the pinnacle of the 2,700 foot tall building for the jump    Courtesy of Skydive Dubai/YouTube

A pair of French skydivers set a world record for BASE jumping from world's tallest building in Dubai on Monday. Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet completed the record feat by jumping from the Burj Khalifa building, which is 2,700 feet high.

The skydivers practiced for several days by jumping off the nearby Lauterbeunnen Mountain, which is roughly the same height as the Burj Khalifa. They also made several jumps from a helicopter in Dubai before leaping from atop the building.

"This was my best jump by far. It was a dream come true," said Reffet on his Guinness World Record.

Succesful BASE jumps have been completed before from the Burj Khalifa building, but the French duo's platform at 2,700 feet is the highest yet.