This is what Ain Dubai will look like when it’s finished
Dubai Media Office has released a finished image of Ain Dubai (previously known as Dubai Eye) and it looks just as stunning as you’d imagine.
The wheel, which is set to be the largest in the world once complete in 2018, is now more than half way complete with only three sections left to finish.
Once complete it will be 210 metres high, surpassing the 167-metre High Roller in Las Vegas.
It will also beat off competition from the 192-metre New York Wheel expected to open on Staten Island in 2018.
The ‘flight’ of the wheel is expected to be around 48 minutes long, giving you an ever-changing view of the city.
As well as the vast observation wheel, the property located on Bluewaters Island will feature a number of entertainment and dining facilities. Among them include a 4D cinema that will give visitors the essential facts about Dubai, leading to escalators up to the load platform.
Meraas, the Dubai-based developer behind the project, has big plans for the development. The wheel is the focal point of Bluewaters Island, which will be a destination with leisure and entertainment, retail, hotels and beach clubs and residences.
The private island will have private access from Sheikh Zayed Road, a monorail system and a pedestrian bridge to the beach.
There are ten residential buildings that will offer waterfront living (which will definitely mean a premium price tag), and the penthouses look particularly ostentatious - we're talking floor-to-ceiling views of the sea from your bedroom and a private outdoor pool.
Take a look at the video below to see for yourself…
Bluewaters Island is expected to be finished in 2018, and it’s hoped that Ain Dubai will attract up to three million visitors per year.