The arrival of the Dubai Frame has been long-anticipated, and to some extent a little overdue. Now, it has been confirmed the expected tourism attraction will be opening to the public in October.
Plans for the 150-metre-high, 93-metre-wide landmark were initially announced in 2013, and the Frame was due to be opened in 2015, which was latterly postponed to a 2016 opening. The extended delay has owed to an effort to replace the cladding across the entire building’s façade, which has seen the project deadline pushed back to Q3 2017.
Dubai Frame is sure to be one of the most innovative, and probably the most Instagrammed, tourist attractions in the city. As the name suggests, it will act as a gigantic photo frame, located perfectly to compare and contrast new and old Dubai.
On one side of the Frame, visitors can get a stunning view of landmarks which characterise new Dubai – the Burj Khalifa, Emirates Towers etc. – while the opposing view captures Deira, Umm Hurair and Karama.
Work on the building’s exterior is due to complete in August, before the construct becomes available to the public in October. Visitors will also be able to take a panoramic elevator ride up either side of the Frame up to the viewing deck, which will also feature art galleries and exhibition space.