In pics: The bravest men in Dubai
Scan your eyes around and look at all those gleaming, glistening towers.
Now think about how our skyline wouldn’t shine quite so bright were it not for the men who harness up and take to great heights day-in, day-out to wash the city’s windows.
Think of the heights – and at times the heat – that these guys deal with so that our city can look so pretty.
Basically, they’re straight up legends.
Here’s a little in-photos ode to some of the bravest men in the UAE…
We’ve got nothing but respect for this guy because, if we’re honest, just looking at this photo for too long makes our stomach quiver:
— GSB Men’s Couture (@GSBHauteCouture) April 16, 2015
Tom Cruise? So 2000-and-late. These guys pull off mission impossible on the daily:
— Crompton Partners (@CromptonPartner) May 11, 2015
Job done. Result:
— Green SmartTechnical (@greensmarttech1) April 29, 2015
It actually took us a while to spot the people in this one.
Looming over Emirates Towers in the open air as part of your office job? Basically makes you one of the coolest humans ever.
This is definitely the most frightening-looking bulb change we’ve ever seen:
Our staffs Replacing light at Dusit Thani Hotel – Abu Dhabi. pic.twitter.com/fr2ABKlAqH
— Green SmartTechnical (@greensmarttech1) June 11, 2015
And this is certainly the most extreme commute to work ever photographed:
Wonder if he knows all the Dubai Fountain songs by heart?
When you have to use this much zoom, you know your subjects are mighty high up:
— Maria F. Elling (@Coplui) September 26, 2014
These guys are taking on the 42-storey Citadel Tower in Business Bay:
And here they are sorting out the inside of it:
Our staffs at Citadel tower – Dubai. pic.twitter.com/HseDT33UbP
— Green SmartTechnical (@greensmarttech1) July 20, 2015
The calm before the drop:
Just a man, his bucket and the Burj Khalifa:
One of our favourite buildings in the city getting all done up:
— Green SmartTechnical (@greensmarttech1) April 22, 2015
The whole ‘don’t look down’ directive is tricky when the surfaces you’re cleaning are this reflective:
— سلطان يغرد (@createsoltan) March 18, 2015
Rope and harness professionals like Johnny Salvador provide the skills and training needed to know how to abseil buildings. Can you imagine perching on top of Burj Khalifa?