Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Ethan Hunt is blamed for an attack on the Kremlin, forcing the US government to initiate ‘Ghost Protocol’, leaving Ethan to clear his name and prevent any more attacks. What’s more, he’s got to do it all with a group of people whose true motives are unclear.

What takes place at the scene: Ethan has to make his way across the Burj Khalifa undetected, and decides the best way is to scale the outside of it using his special glue gloves. During the scene, we get a good look at how eye-wateringly tall the Burj Khalifa is and also Dubai’s beautiful skyline.

People who starred: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Léa Seydoux

Year of release in UK: 2011

Insider blogger tips to The Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa SKY level is situated on the 148th floor at 555 m. This is the perfect vantage point to enjoy views over Dubai and the palm. I would suggest using the lift unlike Tom Cruise’s epic climb in Mission Impossible, and I’m sure the lift is more fun with a top speed of 36 km/h.

Visit at golden hour, just before sunset to snap those breath-taking views before heading down to watch the fountains at sunset. The Thiptara Restaurant is the perfect viewing spot where you can enjoy a meal whilst admiring the fountains and miss the crowds.

Fun Fact

Tom Cruise did the majority of his own stunts, including the scene where Ethan Hunt scales the Burj Khalifa!


From November to March is the best time to visit Dubai, as the city enjoys comfortable temperatures of 20°C, but for those who enjoy the heat Dubai can hit 36°C in August.


Standing at 829.8m, the Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building, and is located at the Dubai Mall in Downtown Dubai.

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