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Daredevil climbs to the top of one of Dubai’s tallest buildings and dangles off with one hand

A British free climber captured the moment his hand dangled from Dubai’s tallest crane, more than 1,000 feet in the air.

Adam Lockwood donned his hardhat and pretended to be a workman to gain access to Dubai’s tallest crane — so he could dangle 1,280 feet above the city, as seen in this nail-biting video.

At the top of the faucet, he hung using only his grip and upper-body strength to avoid falling, in an experience he describes as quite “peaceful.”

He performed the deadly stunt from the crane atop the 77-story residential skyscraper Il Primo, right next to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

Adam Lockwood climbed to the top of a crane connected to the Il Primo skyscraper in Dubai, right next to the Burj Khalifa, and dangled with one hand

Adam Lockwood climbed to the top of a crane connected to the Il Primo skyscraper in Dubai, right next to the Burj Khalifa, and dangled with one hand

The intrepid climber showcased the view of Dubai's skyline as he was over 1,000ft in the air

The intrepid climber showcased the view of Dubai’s skyline as he was over 1,000ft in the air

Long way down: The free climber pretended to be a workman so he could reach the 1280 ft summit

Long way down: The free climber pretended to be a workman so he could reach the 1280 ft summit

The world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, towers over the building that Adam climbed

The world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, towers over the building that Adam climbed

A frame from the video shows the man from Manchester hanging dangerously upside down

A frame from the video shows the man from Manchester hanging dangerously upside down

Below him are dizzying views of the city as he hangs from metal rods covered in slippery grease, making it even more amazing that he didn’t collapse to his death.

A fall from this height would have about nine seconds of free fall before reaching the ground.

Adam said: ‘When I first looked at the footage, I thought to myself, ‘This is it, this is the most incredible thing I’ve done’.

“Having hung from the tallest crane in Dubai in front of the world’s tallest building is something special and I think it was well worth the risk and legal ramifications if I was caught.

“I put on a helmet to stand out as I passed 100 workers and slipped out the back gate without being noticed.

“As I got on the boom I quickly realized the whole crane was covered in grease I couldn’t even see, at first I thought it was desert dust but when I checked my hands it was grease, feet and hands that slipped on everything I touched .

“I’ve had four close calls going up and down. I’ve had a few close calls too.’

Nerve images from last week’s dangerous stunt show Adam hanging by hands or legs high above the busy streets of Dubai.

But he seems completely out of control with the risks he takes as he moves around the crane calmly without any restraints to avoid falling.

Adam said hanging on to things 'feels almost peaceful' despite the massive drop below it

Adam said hanging on to things ‘feels almost peaceful’ despite the massive drop below it

When the 21-year-old reached the faucet, he realized a lot of it was covered in grease

When the 21-year-old reached the faucet, he realized a lot of it was covered in grease

He said he had several close calls with falling while climbing up and down

He said he had several close calls with falling while climbing up and down

Adam, from Manchester, said: ‘Hanging on things doesn’t feel like much, it feels unreal to be hung so high with no safety, but like all my other hangings, my brain is empty, my heart rate doesn’t go up, and it almost feels peaceful.

“It’s something I know I can do and 99 percent of the world can’t and never will, so I feel compelled to use my ability and enjoy doing it.”

“I love seeing things from heights, I love having my body hanging hundreds of feet in the air, I love the challenges of infiltrating safe places to achieve these goals and it’s something that keeps me alive has held since I started, and I don’t think I can give it up.

“I slept all day when I got back to my accommodation because I was so tired.”

Although it is not the first crane that it dangles from.

British daredevil Adam Lockwood dangled 600 feet above Benidorm in Spain while completely naked (pictured) in 2020

British daredevil Adam Lockwood dangled 600 feet above Benidorm in Spain while completely naked (pictured) in 2020

Adam Lockwood climbs and hangs from San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy

Adam Lockwood climbs and hangs from San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy

The daredevil, from Manchester, performed five chin-ups on the side of the huge chimney in Croatia

The daredevil, from Manchester, performed five chin-ups on the side of the huge chimney in Croatia

Plomin power station, pictured.  Mr Lockwood said: 'We started the climb at about 2am so we could make sure we didn't run into any workers'

Plomin power station, pictured. Mr Lockwood said: ‘We started the climb at about 2am so we could make sure we didn’t run into any workers’

In Spain, a 470-foot skyscraper climbed into Barcelona - barefoot and waved to the shocked crowd below

In Spain, a 470-foot skyscraper climbed into Barcelona – barefoot and waved to the shocked crowd below

The teenager had to stop and rub chalk on his feet to help his grip as he climbed the ladder-like structure on the outside of the Torre Agbar office building

Mr Lockwood (pictured) said: 'I did it in just 28 minutes which I think is a record for climbing that building - so I was happy about that'

The teenager had to stop and rub chalk on his feet to help his grip as he climbed the ladder-like structure on the outside of the Torre Agbar office building

The crane climb isn’t the first time Adam performs a hair-raising stunt on an iconic world structure.

In April, he dangled from the 60-meter-high San Siro stadium in Milan and later climbed the famous glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris to snap a cheeky selfie.

In 2020, he did pull-ups at the end of a beam high at the 1,115 ft (340 m) high Plomin power plant in Croatia.

He’s also climbed a 470-foot skyscraper in Barcelona before — barefoot and waved to the shocked crowd below.

His stunts have gotten him into trouble before when a court banned him from climbing tall buildings, which he later broke and narrowly escaped prison.

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