11/14/2011 02:17 pm ET

Dubai Skyline: Timelapse Shows 24 Hours In City

Ever wanted to spend a day in Dubai? Now you can skip the flight and beat the heat by watching a full day's time lapse of the city's skyline below.

Gizmodo first published the stunning images photographed by Gerald Donovan, noting that the scene "is so beautiful it seems unreal."

The moon's shimmering reflection glides down the Burj Khalifa, which towers over 2,700 feet high and currently holds the record for tallest building in the world. Turn on the sound for an equally dramatic background track.