The Dubai Frame opened to tourists and residents after five years in the making.
Dubai’s newest landmark is now open to the public and allows visitors to see the city’s past, present, and future in a one-hour tour with unique views of “old” and “new” Dubai from a 150-meter-high glass skybridge.
Also known as Berwaz Dubai, the Frame is comprised of two towers measuring 150 meters in height and connected by the 93-meter long skybridge at the top.
The location, in Zabeel Park, was especially chosen to give visitors the best view of the city’s older neighborhoods as well as the sparkling new buildings, such as the Burj Khalifa, while telling the story of Dubai’s transformation from humble fishing village to glittering modern metropolis.
The project was launched by Dubai Municipality in 2013, and anticipation has been building for the past five years.
Now, visitors can take in 360-degree views from the 25-square-meter glass panel in the skybridge’s center. Long lines of people gathered for the opening on New Year’s Day.
The Frame is now open daily from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and is priced at just Dh50 ($US13.61) for adults and Dh20 ($US5.45) for children, while adults over 60 and people of determination can visit for free.
Property giant Emaar has signed an exclusive agreement to market and promote the Dubai Frame, which it will do as one of its major tourist attractions, along with At The Top at the Burj Khalifa.
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