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From having the biggest and tallest to fastest and craziest, Dubai's record for ‘World’s best’ is only getting longer, and Ain Dubai is the latest addition to that list. The Dubai Ferris wheel is set to create history at a height of 250 meters as it towers above the Jumeirah Beach Residence coastline, offering a 360-degree panoramic view of the stunning city. It is built on the Bluewaters Island - one of the city's finest man-made islands, with over 200 dining outlets, five-star hotels, fun-filled leisure facilities, along with the majestic Ain Dubai Ferris wheel. A visual treat for tourists and visitors, the opening of the largest Ferris wheel in the world is highly anticipated.

Quick Guide to Ain Dubai

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Also Known As: Dubai Eye or Dubai-I

Date of Opening: Ain Dubai opened to the public on 21 October 2021.

Height: 250 m (820 ft)

No. of cabins: 48

Capacity: 1,750 people

No. of cables: 197

Records: World's tallest Ferris wheel (2021–present)

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Enjoy the Dubai Skyline View

One of the main attractions of the Ain Dubai, which rightly translates to Dubai Eye is that it allows visitors to spot the various attractions in the city and view the city's skyline in all its glory. You will be able to take in the coastline of the JBR beachfront, sights of the Dubai Marina and iconic landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah. Depending on the time you choose to go, you will also be able to view the sun set and the landscape glitters with city lights against the dark sky. You will be to capture some of the best photos of Dubai while on the ride.

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Enjoy as a Family

There are three types of pods: observation cabins, social cabins and private cabins. The observation cabins are the best choice for those visiting as a family. The ride can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike and spotting the iconic attractions would prove to be a fun activity. The LED screens in each capsule provide visitors with information about all the landmarks they can spot while on top, making it a rather insightful experience as well.

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Socialize & Celebrate

The Dubai social cabins are available allow you to entertain and enjoy some beverages of your choice. Tickets from the social cabins include access to Ain Dubai’s Seaview Lounge. You can also upgrade your experience to include your very own bar inside the cabin. Lastly, there are the Ain Dubai private cabins, which is the perfect option for those hoping to celebrate a special occasion.

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Click Photos

If you are doing to have a chance to enjoy a glimpse of Dubai's skyline from the top, then you definitely must capture a photo to remember it by. These cabins allow you to take spectacular photos that capture the grandeur of Dubai’s skyline. The entire rotation takes 38 minutes which is ample time to get the winning shot. Take photos of the coastline, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, the Palm and more.

Design of Ain Dubai Observation Wheel

Situated at the Bluewaters Island with a towering 250 m height, Ain Dubai knocks out the London Eye (135 m) and the Las Vegas giant wheel (167 m), by a significant margin, making it the tallest Ferris wheel in the world.

Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Starneth Engineering were the primary design and construction contractors for the project while KCI the engineers designed and engineered the complete wheel structure. The construction began in May 2015, and its completion was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The wheel opened only on 21 October 2021.

In totality, Ain Dubai is designed with 48 capsules, each of which can accommodate 40 visitors, which means a maximum of up to 1,750 number of people can ride Dubai Eye at a given time. Each of the 192 cables has a force of 300 tonnes at their pinnacle and they all meet at the center. The length of each spoke on the whheel is about as long as professional football pitch!

It was made using 11,200 tonnes of steel to work, which is 33% more than what was used to construct the Eiffel Tower. The wheel rim of the structure weights close ti 9,305 tonnes, which is equivalent to the weight of 16 A-380 airplanes. The wheel has been designed to have a lifetime of 60 years, or 300,000 cycles and to withstand one in 2,475 year earthquake and a 100 miles per hour storm.

Frequently Answered Questions About Ain Dubai

Q. Is Ain Dubai open?

A. The Ain Dubai was inaugurated on 21st October 2021. However, the Ferris Wheel has been closed for the month of Ramadan and is expected to reopen on May 2, 2022.

Q. Is Ain Dubai the world’s largest Ferris wheel?

A. Standing at a height of 250 meters, Ain Dubai is the world’s largest Ferris wheel, beating the London Eye as well as the High Roller in Las Vegas.

Q. Why is it called Ain Dubai?

A. Originally the Ferris Wheel was named ‘Dubai-I’. Its name was later changed to Ain Dubai. 'Ayn’ is the sixteenth letter of Arabic alphabet and translated as ‘eye’, and so the name translates to Dubai Eye. The name recalls the London Eye, while also signifying the mesmerizing views you are allowed to enjoy while on board the wheel.

Q. What is tall is Ain Dubai?

A. The Ain Dubai Ferris wheel stands at a height of 250 meters.

Q. What are the Ain Dubai hours of operation?

A. Ain Dubai is open from 10 AM to 9 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 12 PM to 9 PM from Thursday to Saturday.

Q. Where is Ain Dubai located?

A. Ain Dubai is located at Bluewaters - Bluewaters Island - Dubai - United Arab Emirates.

Q. What can I see from the Ain Dubai?

A. From the Ain Dubai you will be able to view Dubai skyline, from Bluewaters to Dubai Marina and JBR. You will be able to spot landmarks like the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the Burj Khalifa.

Q. How many people are allowed in Ain Dubai?

A. Ain Dubai has a total capacity of 1,750 people.

How many people can fit inside a cabin of Ain Dubai?

A. Each cabin of Ain Dubai can hold up to 40 people.

Q. How much does it cost to visit Ain Dubai?

A. Depending on the experience you choose, visiting Ain Dubai can cost anywhere between AED 130 to AED 390.

Q. What was used to build Ain Dubai?

A. Ain Dubai was built using 11,200 tonnes of steel.

Q. How many pods does the Ain Dubai have?

A. Ain Dubai consists of 48 cabins.

Q. How long does it take to ride Ain Dubai?

A. One rotation of Ain Dubai takes 38 minutes to complete.