Dubai Slide

A photograph purportedly showing a waterslide over Dubai is a composite image that was created by a digital artist.

Robert Jahns

Claim: A photograph shows a waterslide in Dubai.

FALSE

Example: [Collected via Reddit, March 2016]

Waterslide in Dubai.

water slide dubai

Origin:A photograph purportedly showing a water slide looking over Dubai started making the rounds on the internet in February 2016. While many mistook the image for an authentic photograph from the top of the world's tallest water slide, the above-displayed image is actually a composite created by digital artist Robert Jahns:

dubai slide Collage

Jahns first shared his creation on Instagram along with the caption "Who would you slide with?"

A reverse image search revealed that the acrophobia-inducing graphic was created by combining a stock photo taken from the observation deck on the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest skyscraper) and a photograph of someone on a waterslide.

Dubai is not home to the world's tallest waterslide.  That distinction belongs to the Kansas City Schlitterbahn, which opened its hotly anticipated slide in 2014.  That slide is 168 feet (51 meters) tall — taller than the Statue of Liberty from base to torch.  However, in terms of height, it doesn't hold a candle to the Burj Khalifa's 124th-floor observation deck, which is nearly ten times higher, at 1,428 feet (or 452 meters) above the ground.

Last updated: 03 March 2016

Originally published: 03 March 2016

Featured Image: Robert Jahns

Dan Evon is a Chicago-based writer and longtime truth enthusiast. His work has appeared somewhere, and he earned a degree at the University of His Choosing. His exploration of Internet truth has been supported by grants from the Facebook Drug Task Force.


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