After almost 5 years of anticipation, Dubai Frame with its picture-perfect 150-meter high and 93-meter wide structure is finally set to open this month. Looking like a gold-plated giant picture frame, this unique structure is expected to bring in tons of visitors, an estimated 2 million tourists every year.
Gracing the skies around Zabeel Park since 2013, the building comprises two towers connected by a 100-square-metre bridge (with a 25-square-metre glass panel in the middle), and it offers a museum on the ground floor, as well as breathtaking views from its high vantage point of "Old Dubai" in the north and "New Dubai" in the south.
According to Khaleej Times, although no exact has been set yet, tickets prices have already been revealed: AED 50 AED for adults, AED 30 for children, and complimentary access for “under-threes and people of determination.”
Hussain Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, told the paper that the aim is to make Dubai Frame accessible to all through affordable ticket rates for both residents and visitors.
"People will be able to register on the app and make an e-payment for the ticket," he said. "It will be implemented on stages, but the app will be comprehensive and will offer an informative and interactive experience."
He also went on to explain that there will be a focus on offering children varied educational experiences, saying: “There will be games such as naming animals and their breeds to keep children motivated...while increasing their awareness on animal welfare. We want to endorse that culture from an early stage to help grow an educated generation.”
Across the globe, the UAE is known as an architectural playground, offering some of the world’s most interesting man-made wonders, such as the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, Burj Al Arab, the Emirates’ iconic sail-shaped tower, Palm Jumeirah, the world's largest man-made island, and Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping mall.