The world’s largest and tallest observation wheel will open in the UAE on October 21, the latest landmark to join Dubai’s long list of record-breaking attractions, as per an official declaration. The Ain Dubai (عين دبي) Ferris Wheel, which translates to Dubai Eye Ferris Wheel in English, is located close to the Dubai Marina.
More than 820 feet high, it will be a lot bigger than others around the world. Truth be told, it’s almost twice as high as the London Eye and can carry up to 1,750 travelers at a time in 48 separate air-conditioned cabins.
At almost twice the height of the London Eye, Ain Dubai will take guests to a height of 250 meters from where they could partake in a superb perspective on Dubai’s picturesque skyline.
Joining the list of record-breaking structures, Dubai is set to divulge the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel on October 21. Called the Ain Dubai, the landmark stands twice the height of the London Eye and will permit guests to partake in a grand view of the Dubai skyline from almost 250 meters. The reporter revealed that the attraction will be situated at Bluewaters Island.
Visitors can likewise appreciate fine dining, be it for a corporate or a personal celebration. There are even private cabins that take into consideration full exclusivity and can be customized to cater to all kinds of events.
From dining in the sky and exclusive celebration packages to corporate and event offerings, it will bring more than 19 customizable experiences against the backdrop of the Dubai skyline.
Situated at Bluewaters Island, it will offer experiences beginning with one rotation of about 38 minutes, up to two rotations of around 76 minutes.
Visitors can likewise access its private cabin that gives full exclusivity.
The wheel offers observation cabins and social cabins, which come outfitted with a bar inside. Riders will likewise have the alternative to upgrade to a VIP experience, which implies they can eat in their very own personal cabin and have a private bartender mix up drinks all through their journey. Private cabins can be reserved for events.
It’s set to open to the public on October 21. Each ride takes 38 minutes from start to end, and keeping in mind that installed, travelers can partake in the views and watch a LED screen showing local features. Trips are available day or night, and tickets start at $35 (AED 130).
Unique celebration packages will likewise be available for birthday events, engagements, weddings, and business functions.
The private cabins can be customized to cater to a wide range of events from intimate celebrations to cultural celebrations to treat VIP visitors.
Mohamed Sharaf, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Holding Entertainment, said Ain Dubai is a testament to one of the numerous innovative initiatives created by Dubai to additional improve its intensity as a key international tourism destination in continuation of Dubai’s drive to achieve new global heights.
“We can’t think of a better time to open this unique and celebratory asset than during the UAE’s – Year of the 50th,” Mr. Sharaf said.
Ferris wheels were once the center of the town fair. Presently they are key parts of significant metropolitan skylines.
However, none can top the heights of the Ain Dubai — signifying “Dubai Eye” in Arabic — which is scheduled to open on Oct. 21. With a tallness of 820 feet, it will be the tallest observation wheel in the world, towering 270 feet above Las Vegas’ High Roller observation wheel, which will fall to second place.
The attraction is the centerpiece of Bluewaters Island, an artificial island close to the Dubai Marina that opened in 2018.
Remaining at more than 250-meters high, Ain Dubai (عين دبي) is the latest landmark to join Dubai’s long list of world record-breaking attractions. The monument represents one more expansion to Dubai Holding’s broad entertainment portfolio and supports Dubai’s long-term vision, as set by His Highness Sheik Mohammed container Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to reinforce its global position as a key tourism hub, proceeding to expand on the emirate’s reputation as a leader in the global leisure and entertainment landscape.
Ronald Drake, General Manager of Ain Dubai, said: “Ain Dubai offers unique experiences catering to all audiences, including luxurious special event cabins; nightlife and party occasions; unique dining and culinary options; family-friendly cabins and customizable romantic experiences for special moments. We are the ultimate celebration destination, so it was only fitting that we celebrate the opening in style. More exciting details of what to expect from our grand opening will be revealed soon. We can’t wait to welcome everyone to Ain Dubai.”
Mohamed Sharaf, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Holding Entertainment, said: “Dubai continues to be a leader in the travel and tourism sector, with a reputation for delivering pioneering projects and landmarks. Ain Dubai is a testament to one of the many innovative initiatives developed by Dubai to further enhance its competitiveness as a key international tourism destination in continuation of Dubai’s drive to achieve new global heights. We can’t think of a better time to open this unique and celebratory asset than during the UAE’s ‘Year of the 50th’.”
From dining in the sky and exclusive celebration packages to bespoke corporate and event offerings, Ain Dubai brings more than 19 genuinely remarkable and customizable experiences, all against the background of Dubai’s stunning skyline. Open both day and night, Ain Dubai visitors will want to experience two different sides of Dubai, from the dazzling Bluewaters views to a host of night-time entertainment. Visitors can look at the sunset’s golden rays sparkling across the skyscrapers or watch Dubai’s tremendous LED lights switch on as it gets darker.
Offering extraordinary views of Dubai’s notorious landmarks from indoor, air-conditioned cabins and an immense range of entertainment to keep visitors returning for more, the experiences are parted into three main categories: Observation Cabins, Social Cabins, and Private Cabins, with experiences beginning with one rotation of around 38 minutes, up to two rotations of around 76 minutes.
The Observation Cabins give the ideal platform to those never-seen-before Instagrammable 360-degree views of Dubai, as visitors climb consistently through the sky on the world’s tallest observation wheel to make a mystical photobook memory of one of the world’s most famous cities and all its fantastic landmarks.
Visitors can experience a particularly fun approach to relax into the finish of a busy day or start a mind-blowing night out at the Social Cabins, which feature beverage-inclusive packages that offer something for everybody. They can likewise step into a premium cabin for the VIP treatment or get the best social vibes at the Ain Dubai Sky Bar cabins.
Visitors can likewise arrive at new heights with Ain Dubai’s Private Cabin that gives full exclusivity. Unique celebration packages will likewise be available for birthday celebrations, engagements, weddings, business functions, and more. The private cabins can be customized to cater to a wide range of events, from intimate celebrations to cultural festivities to treat VIP visitors.
The great Ain Dubai sits at the heart of the unique, must-visit lifestyle destination, Bluewaters, where the charm and exclusivity of island living meet the extravagance of a refined urban lifestyle. Bluewaters flaunt hospitality, lifestyle, residential, and leisure, and entertainment opportunities.
Double the size of the London Eye
“The record-breaking Ain Dubai eclipses the 165-meter Singapore Flyer and is almost double the size of the London Eye,” said Ronald Drake, the attraction’s general manager.
The structure has 48 encased cabins, some of which can fit up to 40 travelers. Altogether, 1,750 individuals can ride simultaneously, as per the attraction, nonetheless, capacity is at present restricted because of the global pandemic. As of now, up to 10 individuals can ride in each cabin, said Drake.
Each cabin is bigger than two double-decker buses lashed one next to the other, as indicated by Ain Dubai. Three types of cabins are available: “observational” cabins are intended for basic rides, “social experiences” incorporate lounge access and a drink, and “private” cabins which can be customized for dinner parties, business meetings, and other events.
Each ride lasts 38 minutes and gives a bird’s-eye view of Dubai’s coast and city skyline.
Ferris versus observation wheel
The first “Ferris wheel” was presented in 1893 for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, as indicated by the Smithsonian Magazine. Estimating 250 feet tall, the wheel was planned by a 33-year-old American civil engineer, George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., whose goal was to make a structure that could match Paris’ Eiffel Tower, as indicated by the magazine.
From that point forward, Ferris wheels have more than tripled in size. Presently the term “observation wheel” is used to recognize bigger, more modern Ferris wheels, as per the Observation Wheel Directory, a website that bills itself as a “guide to the world’s largest Ferris wheels.”
The opening of Ain Dubai (عين دبي) proceeds with Dubai’s efforts to position itself as a global tourist attraction.
“The focus on tourism has been one of the main diversification strategies of UAE and Dubai in particular,” according to Usman Khalid, assistant professor in economics at United Arab Emirates University. “Covid-19-induced oil volatility has made it evident that UAE needs to diversify away from oil and strengthen its other sectors.”
In contrast to different parts of the UAE, Dubai doesn’t produce a lot of oil. Today, under 1% of Dubai’s GDP comes from oil, as indicated by the World Economic Forum. In 2018, tourism made up 11.5% of the emirate’s gross domestic product, as per the World Trade and Tourism Council.
The emirate is likewise setting itself as an adventure tourism destination with new attractions for thrill-seekers. In July 2021, it launched the 200-foot Deep Dive Dubai — the world’s deepest diving pool. In recent years, Dubai has likewise welcomed the world’s longest urban zipline, the XLine, and an Emirates A380 flight simulator at the Dubai Mall.
Close by adventure and luxury tourism, Dubai has additionally amped up cultural tourism, as per Khalid. It is hosting the forthcoming Expo 2020 Dubai, which will feature art, cuisine, and technology from more than 190 countries. The event begins on Oct. 1 and ends on March 31.