No other tennis court in the world has quite the view (or drop) as the one at the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. Located more than 650 ft (200 m) above ground, the hotel's grass helipad was converted into a 4500 sq ft (415 sq m) tennis court to promote the Dubai Open back in 2005. Longtime rivals Andre Agassi and Roger Federer had the opportunity to play on the court and even fired a few balls off the edge.

"This was an absolutely amazing experience," said Agassi. "When you first get over how high you are and start playing it's an absolute joy and it was a great time. I had no issues with the height as long as I didn't have to bungee jump off the side."

"I have been in Dubai many times and have stayed at Burj Al Arab before, but this was an absolute treat," added Federer. "To play tennis with Andre on top of such an amazing hotel and overlooking the whole of Dubai was absolutely spectacular."










Burj Al Arab website
Dubai Open website
via [Amusing Planet], [Hospitality Net], [Hemmy]

Views: 1733

Tags: Andre Agassi, Burj Al Arab, Court", Dubai, Dubai Open, Federer", Roger Federer, World’s Highest Tennis Court

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of My Modern Metropolis to add comments!

Join My Modern Metropolis

Comment by Sanjay Bhola "Dheer" on July 27, 2011 at 11:22am
So adventurous to play on this court. Bravo for idealism.
Comment by sAm on July 25, 2011 at 5:12pm
Better bring a lot of balls.....
Comment by John Russo on July 25, 2011 at 12:59pm
holy cow batman! this is .....wild.
Comment by Alyssa Anda on July 25, 2011 at 11:43am
I love sports and all, but oh my gosh that's too high to play on! haha Those brave souls!
Comment by alice on July 22, 2011 at 3:24pm
This makes me queasy (in a good way)! :)
ADVERTISEMENT

© 2014   Created by alice.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service