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General Information

Other name(s): Dubai Eye; Dubai-I
Beginning of works: May 2015
Completion: 21 October 2021
Status: out of service

Project Type

Function / usage: Ferris wheel
Material: Steel structure


Location: , ,
Coordinates: 25° 4' 46.98" N    55° 7' 26.13" E
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Technical Information


diameter 250 m
height 260 m


truss steel
frame structure steel

Excerpt from Wikipedia

Ain Dubai (Arabic: عين دبي) is the world's biggest and tallest observation wheel located on Bluewaters Island, near the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Ain Dubai and Bluewaters Island

The 250 m (820 ft) Ain Dubai (previously named the Dubai Eye or Dubai-I) at Bluewaters Island in the United Arab Emirates was announced in February 2013. Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Starneth Engineering were appointed as the primary design and construction contractors. Construction began in May 2015, anticipating completion in early to mid-2019. Further delays pushed the target opening to October 20, 2020, in order to coincide with Expo 2020, but this itself was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The wheel opened a year later on October 21, 2021.

Ain Dubai is 82.4 m (270 ft) taller than the previous world's tallest observation wheel, the 167.6 m (550 ft) High Roller, which opened in Las Vegas in March 2014.

The wheel carries up to 1,750 passengers in ist 48 capsules and provides views of Dubai Marina and landmarks such as Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, and Burj Khalifa. Ist base serves as an entertainment zone, and an 80-metre (260 ft) LED screen is mounted on the wheel creating an electronic platform for broadcasting, advertisements, and other information.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Ain Dubai" and modified on 29 December 2021 according to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.


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