By Simon Cable  www.dailymail.co.uk

It wasn’t exactly the view they had expected from the 124th floor of the world’s tallest building.

Action man: Ben Mathew's picture of Mr Cruise as he took part in the stunt for the new movie
Action man: Ben Mathew's picture of Mr Cruise as he took part in the stunt for the new movie

As they looked out from the observation deck of the 2,717ft skyscraper, Ben Mathew and his family were suddenly confronted by Tom Cruise – dangling in mid-air outside the window.

The 48-year-old Hollywood star, suspended by several safety wires, was filming a stunt for Mission: Impossible IV.

The scene sees him chasing another actor around the outside of the Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai.

Mr Mathew, who lives in Dubai, said: ‘My sister Caitlin is visiting from our home town of Norwich. I told her I was going to show her something really special and took her to the tower with my wife and kids.

‘When we got there we saw this pair of legs outside and assumed it must be a very brave window cleaner. Then Caitlin shouted, “That’s Tom Cruise!” I said, “Don’t be ridiculous”, but sure enough, it was. I grabbed my camera and he smiled and laughed.

‘He was cool as a cucumber. Anyone brave enough to film up the Burj Khalifa Tower deserves a Hollywood pay cheque.’

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