Facts about Dubai Frame
Dubai Frame is the world’s largest picture frame. It measures 150 meters high and 93 meters wide. More than 9,900 cubic meters of reinforced concrete, 2,000 tons of steel, and 2,900 square meters of laminated glass was used to build this iconic structure.
The design was inspired by the golden ratio of 1.1618. Fernando Donis’s design was selected by the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award as the winner for the pattern of Dubai Frame.
How to get to Dubai Frame?
Located in Al Kifaf, Zabeel Park Gate #4, Dubai.
Closest Metro Station: Al Jafiliya Metro Station (Dubai Metro Red Line)
What to expect to see at Dubai Frame
The tour inside the Dubai Frame composes of 3 parts: the past, the present, and future of Dubai. It was like you are time traveling from the past to the future.
You will start on the mezzanine floor where you will see a multimedia exhibition about the old gallery of Dubai. 3D projection and some special effects are used in the presentation of old Dubai. It’s fascinating to see the fast transformation from a fishing village into a modern developed country.
The second phase of your journey is the present Dubai where you will take a lift going to the sky deck which will take you around 75 seconds.
In the sky deck area, you can see the 360 views of Dubai, from the north side of the old Dubai and from the south side of the new Dubai.
You will also have a chance to walk on the glass floor which switches from translucent to transparent when a visitor walks on them.
There is some big prism screen where you will touch the small panel to draw something on it. We have fun drawing graffiti on it.
Visitors can use the smart camera to get a close view of Dubai’s landmarks and take pictures of them with the background of the Dubai Frame. The photos will be posted on the Dubai Moments Wall on the ground floor.
Two stalls of the kiosk are available in the sky deck which sells Godiva Chocolates and Japanese bakery Yamanote Atelier.
After finishing you complete your sky deck tour you will be going back to the mezzanine floor going to the tunnel in which you will see the Dubai Future Gallery. It uses special lights and sounds effects in the gallery to show how Dubai will look in the future.
Dubai Frame opening hours
Opens daily from 9 AM to 9 PM. Visiting hours vary during the holy month of Ramadan, holidays, and public holidays. Please visit the official site for more info.
For an adult, the price is 50 AED and 20 AED for children 3 to 12 years old. Free admission to children below 3 years old and people of determination up to 2 companions. You can buy online tickets from Klook, Groupon or Cobone for a discounted price.
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Nathaniel Amoyen is co-founder of Joanathx. Full-time ex-pat worker at day and writer at night.