Culture-seekers are flocking in their droves to the hotly-anticipated Dubai Frame.
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-metre-high sky glass bridge.
Also known as Berwaz Dubai, the Frame is comprised of two towers measuring 150 metres in height and connected by the 93-metre long bridge at the top.
The location, in Zabeel Park, was especially chosen to give visitors the best view of the city’s older neighbourhoods as well as the sparkly new stuff (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 25sq m glass panel in the bridge’s centre, and long lines of people gathered for the opening on New Year’s Day.
The frame is now open daily from 10am until 7pm and is priced at just Dhs50 for adults and Dhs20 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.
We’re digging out our binoculars.
From Dhs20 (kids), Dhs50 (adults) free (kids under three, adults over 60 and people of determination). Open daily 10am-7pm. Zabeel Park, www.thedubaiframe.com.