'Greatest image on earth' from world's tallest building

The interactive image aims to give viewers a sense of how it feels to be at the top of the world's highest building. Credit: HIPA

A 360-degree panoramic view from the top of the world's tallest building, in Dubai, has been unveiled.

It's said to be 'arguably the greatest image on earth.'

It looks out from Burj Khalifa - 2,716 feet (828 metres) high - across the city in the United Arab Emirates, on the Persian Gulf.

The panoramic view from the building's very summit was created by stitching together more than 70 photos, to create an interactive image that can be zoomed, tilted and rotated.

It was captured in high resolution using some of the most advanced techniques in digital photography, by photographer Gerald Donovan.

It was released to celebrate a photography award sponsored by Dubai's crown prince.

The panorama takes in Dubai's landmarks, including the Burj Al Arab hotel, the world's biggest mall, and the Meydan Racecourse.

The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, was built between 2004 and 2009 by developer Emaar Properties.

This video also shows the vast extent of the view offered by the panorama.