WATCH: Mo Farah gives us a 360 tour of Dubai
He may be a long distance champion – he’s won two gold Olympic medals for it – but Sir Mo Farah has traded in his running shoes for a new job as a tour guide. Ok, not really but his latest project is pretty cool.
The 33-year-old runner has teamed up with Nokia OZO camera to give fans across the world a 360 tour of Dubai.
The 53 second video published by Visit Dubai shows the British runner effortlessly sprinting across the city’s desert to make his way to Downtown Dubai where the famed Dubai Fountain catches his eye. From there, the tour continues along Dubai’s coastline before ending at the iconic Burj Al Arab. Very nicely done. But don’t take our word for it, scroll back up and see it for yourself.
If you’re disappointed that you didn’t get to see the magic that is Mo Farah running live in action, don’t be because Farah says that he’ll be back.
“Dubai is a city like nowhere else in the world. I have visited a number of times and I am always blown away by the architecture, the culture and the experience. I can’t wait to visit again, although perhaps with a bit less running!”
On the topic of the video that has now been viewed over 35,000 times, Farah believes that it does a great job of highlighting the many sights and services that Dubai has to offer. We think so too.
We’re not the only ones who think that the video’s pretty cool, here’s what the CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Issam Kazim, had to say: “The 360-degree technology really showcases the city’s offering through Mo’s eyes and experiences, taking viewers as close to the actual journey as possible. Dubai is an iconic city with diverse attributes and clear aspirations, so it is fantastic to welcome a highly respected world-class athlete like Mo Farah to tell our story in such a unique way.”