Rising 150 meters from Dubai’s Zabeel Park, the “World’s Largest Picture Frame” has officially opened in the UAE. Known as the Dubai Frame, the structure is the latest in the city’s line of eye-catching megaprojects, offering up panoramic views of the skyline while framing views of iconic buildings such as the Burj Khalifa for visitors and residents all across the city. Nearly a decade after it was first proposed, visitors can now ascend the structure to its 93-meter- long viewing bridge, which features glass-floored walkways and full-height views out to the old city of Deira to the north and the skyscrapers of Sheikh Zayed Road toward the south. A neon ‘vortex’ tunnel will then usher visitors into an interactive, augmented reality exhibition on the history and future of the city.
Dubai's 'Frame' attraction consists of two 150-metre towers connected by bridge
From the bridge connecting the two towers, tourists can take snapshots of the city's panoramic view, with 'Old Dubai' in the north and 'New Dubai' in the south
The structure is half the height of Paris's Eiffel Tower, which stands at 300 metres.
Construction on the attraction started in 2013. According to a statement from the Dubai Municipality, The Frame will be ' an important attraction point for tourist visitors and residents alike and is expected to attract nearly 2 million tourists a year '.
There will be interior spaces in the building that will act as exhibitions, including one telling the history of Old Dubai.
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