A complete guide to Dubai Frame

A complete guide to Dubai Frame

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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.

Joanna and Nathaniel at Dubai Frame entrance
Joanna and Nathaniel at Dubai Frame entrance

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)

Joanna at Dubai Frame
Joanna at Dubai Frame

What to expect to see at Dubai Frame

Fountain at the Dubai Frame
Fountain at the 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.

the past:

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 present:

Inside the sky deck area
Inside the sky deck area

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.

Joanna inside the sky deck
Joanna inside the sky deck

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.

Glass floor in the sky deck
Glass floor in the sky deck

You will also have a chance to walk on the glass floor which switches from translucent to transparent when a visitor walks on them.

Nathaniel watching the heart created in the screen
Nathaniel watching the heart created in the screen
Touch panel to interact in the screen display
Touch panel to interact in the screen display

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.

the future:

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.

Admission fees

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.

Browsing the photos at Dubai Frame
Browsing the photos at Dubai Frame

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Ephesians 4:2
A complete guide to Dubai Frame
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