Team shortlist22 Mar 2017 AT 03:58 PM

Work on Dubai Frame's fancy new gold cladding has started

Dubai Municipality official says cladding will be finished by the end of year
Team shortlist22 Mar 2017 AT 03:58 PM
Dubai Frame, Dubai, UAE
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Dubai Frame, Dubai, UAE
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If you’ve driven past Zabeel Park recently, you may have noticed a slight shine to Dubai’s much awaited Dubai Frame. That shine, ladies and gentlemen, is thanks to the beginnings of a fancy new gold stainless steel coating.

And, while the cladding looks pretty cool, it also means that the wait for Dubai’s already infamous frame may be over sooner than we think… a senior Dubai Municipality official has just told national newspaper Khaleej Times that the work has already started on the frame's glass bridge, and that its gold cladding is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

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He also added that the frame should be open to the public once the cladding is done and after the final touches have been added… so, we’re guessing that the project which was announced in 2015, will finally be finished by either the end of the year or by June next year.

In case you’re new to the city, here are five things you need to know about Dubai Frame….

1. The project designed by Fernando Donis and his office DONIS was inspired by the Expo 2020 logo.

2. It’s a staggering 150 metres high and 93 metres wide and resides in the city’s multi-purpose park, Zabeeal.

3. The project is worth a cool $43.5 million (AED160 million).

4. The Dubai Frame will showcase both old and new Dubai. “It shows from one side the landmarks and building of Sheikh Zayed Road to symbolize the modern Dubai, while showing from the other side landmarks for Deira, Umm Hurair and Karama areas to symbolize the old Dubai,” a previous Instagram post from Dubai Municipality explains.

5. It will also have a gallery and a museum located on the ground floor to highlight the evolution of the city. 

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