Dubai Frame to open in January
The city is all set to celebrate the New Year by welcoming its newest landmark, the Dubai Frame.
The AED 160 million gold-cladded project was initially set to open in November but according to officials, its opening has been moved to January to avoid clashing with the Dubai Safari Park’s grand debut – it scheduled to open December.
“Since Dubai Safari is opening next month [December], we will inaugurate Dubai Frame in January to avoid opening two major landmarks at the same time,” the Director of Leisure Facilities at Dubai Municipality, Khalid Al Suwaidi, told national newspaper Khaleej Times.
Ok, so now that we have a little bit longer to wait for the frame to open… here’s a bit more information on the already iconic structure.
- It was designed by Fernando Donis and his office DONIS was inspired by the Expo 2020 logo.
- The frame is a staggering 150 metres high and 93 metres wide, and is located in Zabeel Park.
- The top of the frame will be a clear glass walkway, which will offer guests an impressive 360 view of the city.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once the project opens, its tickets will be paperless.
- The entry fee will be AED50 for adults and AED30 for kids.