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Nokia Lumia 1020 parachutes into Dubai, literally, in new breathtaking video

What’s cooler than the yellow Nokia Lumia 1020? How about some people skydiving over the “OMG is that real?” city of Dubai.

Dubai, located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is not too far from Abu Dhabi where Nokia will be in a few weeks for Nokia World 2013. With sprawling skyscrapers, the mega city claims 2,106,177 residents and it is home to the Burj Khalifa aka the tallest manmade structure in the world at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).

The video, which was just posted by Nokia, was shot entirely on the Lumia 1020 and features some brave folks jumping out of a plane. Strapped to one of the parachutists is a bag emblazoned with “Nothing else comes close” and we even see a flag unfurled with the same logo, while the gorgeous Dubai is seen below. In the meantime, some cool folks on their motorcycles meet up with the jumpers to transfer the Lumia 1020 package.

The video wraps up with the Lumia 1020 being handed off  to a gentleman, noting that yellow Windows Phone has arrived. At the very end of the ad we see a mysterious man roll down his car window with a teased “To be continued…”.

The video is certainly one of the most exciting ones we’ve come across and Dubai is a fairly major metropolis to get the 41 MP camera phone. We’ll hopefully stop by the super city in a couple weeks when we take a break from Abu Dhabi. Can’t promise we’ll parachute in though!

Source: Nokia UAE (YouTube); Thanks, Abdul S., for the tip!

Update: In comments, reader of the site 'aboodesta' shared his video of this event. See a behind the scenes look below!



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For the record, I'd totally jump out of a plane over Dubai in a heartbeat. Woudn't even care if the chute didn't open...!

Nokia, make this happen, lol.

Xaphoon148 says:

Take your 1020 with you Daniel
No film, didn't happen :P

Xaphoon148 says:

...rather want you stay writing here though ;)

MrSimmix says:

We'll all join you!

Sam Sabri says:

Ditto. But I want my chute to open. 

MrSimmix says:

Ha ha ha! Yes, that is one of the requirements.

Rockartisten says:

It would be very bad for Windows Phone if the entire community died.

jubbing says:

Can I have your sandwitch if it doesn't open?

ShahdHamdan says:

Daniel, if there's a place willing to give you that, would you do it when you come to the conference in AD?! :p

Sam Sabri says:

Of course he would. I'd be filming it too if he did jump out. 

Y end your life in Dubai?? I missed that point lol

Just saying, if an accident were to happen, I'd be totally fine going out like that, lol

Ali Alenezy says:

Great Now I can get it in Dubai
Thank you !

Σαδ ευχαριστώ !

Ah, the Middle East. From camel to Ferrari and back to camel in 50 years once we get off the oil.

Just for your information: Oil is in Abu Dhabi, NOT Dubai. 
Dubai = Hospitality & Tourism, Abu Dhabi = Oil. 

NIST says:

Wasn't Abu Dhabi in Harry Potter?

Fun fact, I said middle east, not Dubai. Dubai is successful because of its location in the heart of the oil rich middle east. Take that oil away and your vacation destination sits in a pretty troublesome place.

HillBillJr says:

Don't worry, the sheiks owns significant shares in most American companies..

Jack Larson1 says:

1020 I like, Dubai, not so much.

Dubai is using their money to build up infrastructure, especially in education, to prepare for that. It's a fascinating region.

mohmia says:

Oh puhlease Daniel! I was also fascinated by Dubai until I made a trip late last year. Then, my perception changed dramatically about Dubai and the whole region. The money they have is mainly from oil and black money stowed away by corrupt politicians, celeberities and underworld from South Asia and Africa 'coz Dubai offers ample protection for money laundering... those money is not hard earned by any innovation or honest work... They treat women like $hit, absolutely no respect for international labor laws... they import cheap labor from India, Pak, Bangladesh and take away their passports, throw 10-15 of them in a single room apt and use them like slaves in construction site with only few hours of rest a day and no holidays.. how else can you build all those tall buildings? no outsider can buy property or start a business. you can buy a 99 year lease and sell that lease to someone else for a profit, but can't buy anything outright. You need a local Arab with 51% stakes to run any biz, so there's lot of dummy owners who gets a big payout every year for just being a local. No outsider can ever become a permanent resident or citizen even if you are born there. basically, absolutely no sense of fairness in the society.
And for tourism? there's absolutely nothing to see besides the tall building and the desert. If you are from NYC, you've already seen the tall buildings. It was friggin 115 deg during the day last Oct and 90 at midnight. and here's the best part, the law requires you to have a 'license' to drink a beer in your home or hotel room or even in a bar.
 but, I hear that Police ignore that law mostly unless they want to fu&$ you.
they're investing on Education you say? I toured their tech park and education park. I have a friend who works there for 16 years. all I can say is, It's a joke compared to what is called as "innovation/research" in the western world.
There... I set your expectation right for your upcoming trip :-)


Lol, well put man :). Pretty much nailed it. But Bahrain is where you go to party in the Middle East ;)

Dare2Blink says:

yeah... no... They are actually way to smart to just depend on oil. They would be just fine on tourism alone

sholokov says:

Can't be a smartxxx All the time.
And...Dubai is awesome. Those palm islands are crazy and look beautiful from a plane. And the two Burj's are spectacular.

Lol u mad bro's? I been to Dubai. Worked in Doha, Qatar for a year which is an hour flight. Ironically one of my buddies wanted me to go skydiving in Dubai but I was too pussy. :)

Oh yeah my other Dubai connection is a Russian chick I dated while working in Russia who last I heard was now a hotel restaurant manager in Dubai. :)

Tafsern says:

Still won't stop raping women though.

aboodesta says:

I was one of the very few lucky people to get invited to this event by Nokia :) they even made me jump and filmed me using a Lumia 1020! Here's the video.
Pretty amazing experience!

That's awesome! Congrats.

Arun3 says:

Wow!! Incredible... congrats man!

typhon62_1 says:

You won't forget that any time soon!

Flavio76 says:

Amazing, amazing.... The video, and the camera

sholokov says:

Good for you.

MrSimmix says:

Cool! I hope you enjoyed it. :)

Alicia Amber says:

brilliant :) and amazing video !

I want that fuckin' yellow Lumia 1020 it's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my lifeeee

Xaphoon148 says:

Getting my yellow one tomorrow or Monday :)
Really hoping for tomorrow...

Fndlumia says:

Breasts are more beautiful

Mooncow27 says:

Seconded. Preferrably two at the same time.

ShahdHamdan says:

*sigh* I live in Dubai and didn't see it :(
I'm so sad, I should've stolen one lol

Duduosf says:

That was wicked!

You haven't lived unless you've been to Dubai!!!

What the hell's with that music on the video? Sounds like someone popping bubble wrap with a harmonica. Dire.

Intrepid00 says:

Europeans love their techno pop.

Jf.Vigor says:

So does a particular ex jersey fella who frequents clubs twice a month

Intrepid00 says:

Damn man, that bird was a good choice to highlight how good it is on sound.

Mooncow27 says:

Nice vid. Beautifully shot. Wish that was my delivery. But was that Kim Jong Il's son?

kovisxd says:

Awesome camera on lumia 1020

jealous samsung is that mysterious guy.

mados123 says:

Great vid but @:25 sec you see a non-1020 helmet cam setup and then those people jumping out later.  It seems like that part is not shot on the 1020 (despite it saying it still is on the overlay) and is a little nit-picky but considering the last debacle with the reflection of the camera rig in the van instead of using the 920, I would think they would just say "No other cameras allowed!"
Anyways, I love my 1020, my 928 and my N8!

Martinio32 says:

People don't panic please... Sony got now NXT model with... 50.2Mp Carl Zeiss camera phone.

Jf.Vigor says:

That was SUCH an amazing video. Haha best one I've seen yet for anything mobile related

Martinio32 says:

Dubai? Better look like a jump inside to the volcano :D