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Title: Movie 18 Blog Updates with Eleventh Scouting Report
A new news article has been posted!
The official Pokémon movie blog has updated. We have added a Scouting Report page and will update it with the translations as they are posted on the official blog. Translations of the new entry follows:

Location Scouting Report #11: The Burj Khalifa and World Records



It's the fourth day of scouting.
Our first destination was the roof of an apartment complex near the hotel we were staying at.
This was the highest building in the neighborhood and gave us a 360 degree view of the streets of Dubai.



Beyond the apartment complexes and commercial buildings, we could see strangely shaped skyscrapers rise up in the distance.
When we turned towards the sea, we could see the artificial archipelago Palm Jumeirah sitting in the Arabian Gulf.
Opposite of it, we saw the Emirates Towers.
And beyond that, the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

Today, we were finally going to go there.

We took the completely automatically run Dubai Metro to Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Station.

When we arrived there and got off the train, we could see the Burj Khalifa rising into the Heavens right before our eyes!
It looked soaring high from where we were standing, yet we still had a kilometer to walk before we'd get to it.
It's so high you end up loosing your sense of distance.



Wanting to avoid the scorching sunlight, we took the indoor route through Dubai Mall to the Burj Khalifa.

Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the entire world.
It's about 23 times the size of the Tokyo Dome!
The mall also houses the world's largest aquarium, Dubai Aquarium. This aquarium is so big even Kyogre would be able to swim comfortably in it.

As we were walking through the mall, we starting thinking about just how many world records Dubai actually has.
We then suddenly spotted the Guinness World Records displayed at the entrance to a book store!
It seems this is a question that ends up on everyone's minds...



We wandered around the Dubai Mall for a while.
Eventually, we somehow ended up at the foot of the Burj Khalifa.



"The Burj Khalifa"
The Burj Khalifa, or /ˈbɜrdʒ kəˈliːfə/ as English-speakers pronounce it, is the tallest building in the entire world.
Its total height is 828 meters!
This is the landmark of Dubai.
It design is based on a flower called Hymenocallis, which grows in the desert.

We were going scouting here today because it's possible to view the Dubai cityscape as the sun goes down and night falls from the Burj Khalifa observation deck.
The Burj Khalifa is at its busiest at this point of the day, so we had to struggle a bit to make it to the observation deck before sunset!
How was the view from the top of the world's tallest building going to be!?



Unfortunately, Dubai was suffering from a sandstorm that day.
The view we had been looking forward to was shrouded in a white blur.

While we were unable to see the the cityscape brilliantly shine in the sunset, the buildings towering inside the cloak of blowing sand gave the scene a mysterious and fascianting atmosphere.
We might base a scene in the movie on this experience.



Bit by bit, night fell, and as the lights in the city got turned on, the sandstorm cleared up in an instant, giving us a beautiful view of nighttime Dubai.



Source: http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/pokemovie_ch/?p=957
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