So, remember how we all thought the Dubai Frame in Zabeel Park was going to open in December 2015?
Well, that clearly didn’t happen. But Dubai Media Office has said it will now open in the fourth quarter of this year.
Dubai Media Office is the official news portal of the UAE, so their date estimation of an opening between October and December this year is likely to be reliable, and they’ve just tweeted this:
The architectural oddity that looks like a giant picture frame is made up of of two 150 metre towers (about the same height as a 50-storey building). These will be connected by a 100 square metre bridge – and you’ll be able to soak up panoramic views from a glass panel on the walkway, and from the glass lifts on the sides.
It is predicted that it will become a major tourist destination in the city – one of the buildings, like the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab, that all visitors to Dubai will feel they need to see. There will also be a museum on the ground floor that will showcase the emirate’s rapid transformation from fishing village to metropolis (which will be appropriate, considering you’ll be able to see both Old and New Dubai from the panoramic walkway).
Keen to explore the Dubai Frame and its surrounds in the meantime? Here’s a cool gigapixel 360 photo of it that you can explore. More info