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Window cleaners pose for pictures dangling 900ft above the street from one of world's tallest buildings

Will Metcalfe
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The pair were given an unimpeded view of the city through the morning fog as they went about their work. (SWNS)

These vertigo-inducing pictures show fearless window cleaners working 900 feet above the ground on one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers.

Zohaib Anjum, 29, spotted the workmen as they descended from the 63-storey Address Downtown Hotel, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – hundreds of feet above of the city.

The real estate agent, who was on the 50th floor balcony taking photos of the foggy views, chatted to the brave cleaners as they winched themselves down the skyscraper.

The tower is the 22nd tallest building in Dubai and features 196 rooms and 626 apartments.

The balcony where Zohaib Anjum from Dubai took pictures of window cleaners. See SWNS copy SWCAwindows: These vertigo-inducing pictures show brave window cleaners working hundreds of feet above the clouds on some of the world’s tallest buildings. Two laid-back workmen were spotted hanging by two wires from one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers as they went about their daily business. The palm-sweating images were taken by Zohaib Anjum at the Address Downtown building in Dubai.
Two laid-back workmen were spotted hanging by two wires from one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers as they went about their daily business. The palm-sweating images were taken by Zohaib Anjum at the Address Downtown building in Dubai. (SWNS)

Zohaib said: “It was amazing. They are so relaxed and they have no fear. I was waving to them as they went passed and they were so happy.

“I was talking to them as they came down and I was asking them if they were scared and they said ‘not anymore – we’re used to it now’.

“They said they have to check the weather before they go out because if it is windy the scaffolding will crash into the building and damage the glass.

“I took this picture around 7am but they normally start at 6am because it gets too hot to work at around 10am and then they start again in the afternoon when it gets cooler again.”

Window cleaners working on the 50th floor of the Address Downtown building in Dubai – 900 feet above the ground. (SWNS)
The workmen show no signs of fear as they dangle in a crib suspended by two cords 900ft above the street below. (SWNS)

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The cleaners, who were dressed in yellow hard hats and blue boiler suits, appeared to be harnessed into a small metal box as they winched themselves up and down the glass building.

Zohaib said it normally takes the workmen one week to clean the five-star hotel and they wash the entire building once a month.

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