Dubai Frame; new tourist attraction of Dubai
This New Year Dubai is inviting the world with a new attraction, Dubai frame. The Dh 160 million project which took almost two years to complete was opened to public on January first. 360 degree view of the city, and Dubai’s journey from past to future are the highlights of the ‘Frame’.
Dubai frame that stands tall in Zaabeel Park, ‘frames’ old and new city of Dubai from either side. It opens from 10 am to7pm, allowing only 200 visitors per hour with groups of 20 per slot. The two 150 metre high transparent glass towers are connected by 93 metre bridge, forming a frame like structure. Visitors can get a 360 degree view of the city from the bridge.
Ticket charges are Dh. 50 for adults and Dh 20 for children between 3 to 12 years old. People above 60 will get a free entry with two companions. Visitors can take tickets from Zabeel Park gate 4, and each ticket will mention the date and time of entry. Online ticket facility will be launched in two weeks in association of Etisalat.
There is a museum on the ground floor to showcase Dubai’s history, the transformation from fishing village to metropolis. The hologram projections will take the visitors back to the past of Dubai. One-minute panoramic elevator helps to reach the top of the frame to enjoy the uninterrupted view of the entire city.
A 116 square-metre switchable smart glass, covers the floor of the bridge, which changes from translucent to transparent when a person walks over it. Finally the future gallery will give an experience of what Dubai will look like in 50 years.
The exterior design of the Dubai Frame was inspired by the logo of expo 2020, and the entire structure was designed by award-winning architect Fernando Donis. Over 3600 engineers, architects, technicians and labourers worked together to make this dream come true.