Dubai Frame to open in November
The Dubai Frame, the city’s latest landmark, is all set to open its doors this November and, according to the Director General of the Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah, the tickets will be paperless.
Lootah told national newspaper, Gulf News that the users smartphone will act as their pass into the already iconic landmark that will offer 360 views of the city.
“The frame is almost complete. We expect to complete it by the end of October. In November, the project will be able to open officially. Your mobile will be your ticket.”
He added: “Who doesn’t have smartphones now? If they are workers, they can come through their companies. The companies should help them buy the ticket.”
Lootah also revealed that the entire structure that has been cladded with actual gold will be handled by Emaar.
“The entire management of the facility, including technical and administrative sections, will be handled by Emaar. They will add value to the Frame,” he explained.
If you’re new to Dubai, here’s a few things that you need to know about the Dubai Frame…
1. The project is worth a staggering AED160 million.
2. It was designed by Fernando Donis and his office DONIS was inspired by the Expo 2020 logo.
3. The frame is 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, which will offer guests an impressive 360 view of the city.
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. The project will also feature a gallery and museum both of which, will be located on the ground floor and will aim to highlight the evolution of the city using both video and still imagery.