Team shortlist09 May 2017 AT 10:28 AM

Dubai Frame set to open in October

Only a few months to wait
Team shortlist09 May 2017 AT 10:28 AM
UAE, Dubai News, Dubai Frame
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UAE, Dubai News, Dubai Frame
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UAE, Dubai News, Dubai Frame
UAE, Dubai News, Dubai Frame
UAE, Dubai News, Dubai Frame
UAE, Dubai News, Dubai Frame

It looks like our wait to see the city’s already infamous Dubai Frame might just be over very soon. Director General of Dubai Municipality Hussain Lootah has announced that the project will officially be open to the public by October of this year.

Lootah told local publications that the while the construction phase will be complete by August, the project will only be opening its doors to the public two months later.

“Work on the cladding is ongoing and will be completed by August. We will be opening the frame in October,” Lootah told Arabian Business.

Yep, in just five short months the AED160 million framed view of old and new Dubai will be finished.

Aside from the view, you can visit the gallery and museum located on the ground floor which will highlight the evolution of the city with the use of both video and still imagery.

So if you’re having visitors over this October, you know where to take them. That’s especially true if they’re culture and history buffs (just make sure that they suffer from a fear of heights first).

If you’re new to Dubai, here’s a few things that you need to know about the 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 is located in Zabeeal Park.

3. The top of the frame will be a clear glass walkway, offering visitors an impressive view in both directions.

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. 

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