The opening of Dubai Frame, a landmark tourism project, has been pushed back due to replacement of exterior claddings, according to Dubai Municipality director-general.
Launched in 2013, the $43.60 million (AED160 million) project has been delayed with the official opening planned in 2015, but delayed to 2016.
The 150-metre-high, 93-metre-wide structure in Zabeel Park resembles a picture frame, through which landmarks representing modern Dubai such as Emirates Towers and Burj Khalifa can be seen on one side, while visitors can view the older parts of the city such as Deira, Umm Harare and Karama from the other side.
In November 2016, the municipality said the main work has been completed with the interior decoration work and exterior cladding work currently being carried out.
A new architectural icon in Dubai on the verge of completion. Dubai Frame in the form of a huge frame for a beautiful features. pic.twitter.com/qqRiOoFEtW
— بلدية دبي (@DMunicipality) December 28, 2016
In an interview with Arabian Business, Hussain Nasser Lootah said replacement of claddings has delayed the completion of the project, but opening is scheduled in the second half of 2017. More info