Claim: A photograph shows a waterslide in Dubai.
Example: [Collected via Reddit, March 2016]
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:
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