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Dubai Frame: Where Past and Future Collide

The Dubai Frame, a rectangular architectural edifice, is a testament to the city's rich heritage and meteoric rise to global prominence. Perched atop Zabeel Park, the golden ratio inspired this observatory and interactive museum. Here, you can view both Old and New Dubai from 150 meters above, seamlessly blending the city's past, present, and future. Read on about the best Dubai Frame ticket options, what to expect during your visit & other essential information.

Reasons Why You Should Visit the Dubai Frame

Aerial view of Dubai Frame

Frame the past and present

Watch the seamless transition from Old Dubai's rich heritage to New Dubai's modern wonders, all from one spot.

Skyline view of Dubai

Dubai from 150 meters above

Ascend to the topmost level and experience the city from a transparent glass walkway suspended 150 meters above the ground.

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An interactive journey through time

Exploring interactive galleries that bring the city's past, present, and future to life.

Dubai Frame in United Arab Emirates

Award-winning architecture

This symphony of steel and glass, boasts award-winning architecture. Inspired by the aesthetic golden ratio, it earned the 2018 Structural Engineering Award from the UK's Institution of Structural Engineers and secured a spot on the 2017 Dezeen Awards shortlist.

Which Dubai Frame Ticket is Best For You?

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Standard Tickets

Perfect for: Travelers short on time or a budget

  • Get direct entry to the Dubai Frame and enjoy views of the Dubai Skyland. Your tickets are flexible, which means you can get into Dubai Frame anytime within operating hours. Also, get a Local’s Pocket Guide to Dubai free with every ticket.

Recommended Experience:

Burj Khalifa at the Top + Dubai Frame Tickets

Combo Tickets

Perfect for: Travelers looking to explore Dubai while saving more

  • Enjoy up to 40% off with combo tickets. Access top Dubai attractions like Burj Khalifa, IMG Worlds of Adventure, and Miracle Garden while also gaining entry to Dubai Frame with the ease of 1 ticket. Enjoy additional cashback and other exclusive offers. 

Recommended Experiences:

Dubai city center skyline

City Cards

Perfect for: Travelers looking to get the most out of Dubai

  • Enjoy entry to 20+ Dubai attractions with Hop-on-Hop-off tours with City Cards. Save up to 50% on your trip with a single pass. Get additional free access to the Dubai Frame. Skip the lines to attractions and explore leisurely by choosing between 1-7 day passes.

Recommended Experiences:

Dubai Frame Ticket Offers

Free entry: Infants aged 2 and under, as well as differently-abled guests along with their two companions enjoy complimentary admission to the Dubai Frame.

Discounted prices: Children between the ages of 3 to 12 enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets.

Deals & offers: Enjoy up to 40% and other complimentary additions with select combo tickets.

Dubai Frame: Inside the symbol of the city's past, present, and future

Dhow ship in front of the old city skyline.

Old Dubai Gallery

Relive Dubai's origins as a fishing village through interactive multimedia exhibits that bring the essence of "Old Dubai" to life. Unlock the city's history, culture, and traditions. It's a must-see for history lovers who wish to travel to Dubai's past.

Dubai city center skyline

Present Dubai Gallery

Feel the pulse of Dubai atop the Dubai Frame. See immersive multimedia showcasing the city's metamorphosis into a global metropolis.  Browse 3D models, interactive displays, and timelines tracing Dubai's urban evolution spotlighting iconic landmarks like the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and Dubai Mall.

A man wearing VR glasses.

Future Dubai Gallery

Journey to the future in this visionary gallery, where the city's aspirations, innovative concepts, and cutting-edge technologies unfold. From AI  to AR/VR, witness Dubai redefine its role as a global hub, envisioning not just a  prosperous but an environmentally sustainable metropolis.

The glass floor at The Dubai Frame

360-degree views & Glass-Floor Bridge

Get 360-degree views, 150 meters above ground from the the transparent glass path on the observation deck. In the north, you can absorb Old Dubai's charm featuring traditional architectural landmarks by Dubai Creek.  Turn south to see New Dubai's architectural wonders, from the Burj Khalifa to the Burj Al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah.

Dubai Frame Park & Garden

Dubai Frame Park & Garden

Escape the city rush at Dubai Frame Park, a peaceful retreat with lush gardens, vibrant flowers, and soothing fountains. Enjoy skyline views, relax with a picnic, and immerse yourself in the serene blend of nature and urban charm.

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Dining at Dubai Frame

The Bridge Breakfast at Dubai Frame is a unique dining experience on the sky bridge of the Dubai Frame, offering views of old and new Dubai. The breakfast is served from 6 AM to 8 AM every Friday and Saturday and costs AED 100 for adults and AED 50 for children.

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Shopping Dubai Frame

There’s a small souvenir shop on the lower level where you can purchase a variety of items, including keychains, magnets, mugs, snowglobes miniature Dubai Frames, and traditional Emirati crafts. You can also shop at a few kiosks located outside of the Dubai Frame that sell souvenirs.

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Plan your visit to Dubai Frame

Opening Hours
Dubai Frame interior

Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM; daily

Last admission: 8:30 PM

Note: Timings may vary during Ramadan.

Best time to visit: For prime views, hit the Dubai Frame in the morning, preferably on weekdays to dodge crowds.  Visit from November to April for cooler weather. However, this is also peak season in Dubai so brace yourself for the crowds.

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Address: Dubai Frame, Gate 4, Al Wasl Road, Zabeel Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Find on Maps

The Dubai Frame is situated within the sprawling Zabeel Park, a popular recreational area in the heart of Dubai.

  • By metro: Take the Red Line to Al Jafiliya Station. Travel time: 15-20 minutes
  • By bus: Opt for route 10 and alight at Al Jafiliya Bus Station. Or, opt for route 29,88, C26 and get off at Al Wasl Park. Travel time: 20-30 minutes
  • By car: From Dubai International Airport, it takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the Dubai Frame by car.
  • By taxi: From Dubai Mall, it takes approximately 15 minutes to reach the Dubai Frame by taxi.
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  • Café: A cozy café situated on the observation deck provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while savoring the panoramic views.
  • Gift shop: A well-stocked gift shop offers visitors a selection of souvenirs to commemorate their visit to the Dubai Frame.
  • Restrooms: Conveniently located restrooms are available on all levels of the Dubai Frame, ensuring visitors' comfort and convenience.
  • Parking: A spacious parking lot accommodates both cars and buses, catering to the needs of all visitors.
  • Prayer rooms: Dedicated prayer rooms for both men and women are available, ensuring that visitors of all faiths can practice their religious beliefs during their visit.
  • Accessibility: The Dubai Frame is designed to be accessible to people of determination, featuring elevators, ramps, and accessible restrooms throughout the building.
No Pets, Smoking or Outside Food
  • No pets allowed: Please leave your furry friends at home as pets are not permitted inside the Dubai Frame.
  • No smoking allowed: Smoking is strictly prohibited within the Dubai Frame premises, including the observation deck and all indoor areas.
  • No food or beverages allowed: Outside food and beverages are not allowed inside the Dubai Frame. However, there is a café on the observation deck where you can purchase refreshments.
  • Don’t lean or climb over the railing: For safety reasons, you are kindly requested to refrain from leaning or climbing over the railings at any point within the Dubai Frame.
  • Toys and sharp tools are not allowed: Toys, sharp tools, or any other potentially hazardous items are not permitted inside the Dubai Frame.
  • Items displayed in exhibitions must not be touched and/or removed: Please refrain from touching or removing any items displayed in the exhibitions. These items are valuable artifacts and should be treated with utmost care and respect.
  • For children under the age of 12: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times during their visit to the Dubai Frame.
  • Deposit your large bags and strollers: Large bags and strollers are not allowed inside the main exhibition areas of the Dubai Frame. Leave them at the designated counter located at GATE 4 for safekeeping.
Vegan Food - Indian Food, Samosas
  • Pind Da Dhaba: A casual Indian restaurant serving authentic Punjabi cuisine. It is located opposite the Dubai Frame on Sheikh Rashid Road. Some of the must-try dishes include tandoori chicken, butter chicken, and dal makhani.
  • Manvaar Restaurant: Another popular Indian restaurant near Dubai Frame, famous for its biryani, chicken tikka masala, and naan. They are located at 20 B Street, 318 Road, Al Karama, near Karama Fish Market. 
  • Sallet Al Sayad Seafood Restaurant: A seafood restaurant located on Bin Abdulah, AL Shafar building - 46 47C Street. 
  • Al Barajeel Mandi: A Yemeni restaurant located on Sheikh Rashid Road. They offer a variety of Yemeni dishes, including mandi, machboos, and fah.
Zabeel Park, Dubai
  • Zabeel Park: This sprawling park is home to a variety of attractions, including the Dubai Frame, a lake, a children's play area, and a cricket stadium.
  • Al Fahidi Historical District: A historic district, this is a great place to learn about Dubai's past. Set your sights on traditional wind towers, narrow alleyways, and restored heritage houses.
  • Dubai Creek: Once used for trade and transportation for centuries, today, Dubai Creek is home to traditional wooden dhow boats, bustling souks, and waterfront developments.
  • Dubai Museum: Learn the story of Dubai— from its humble beginnings as a pearling village to its current status as a global metropolis.
  • Heritage Village: A recreation of a traditional Emirati village, complete with mudbrick houses, palm trees, and a small souk.
  • Bastakiya Quarters: This neighborhood is home to traditional Bastakiya houses, which are characterized by their wind towers and courtyards.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dubai Frame Tickets

How much do Dubai Frame tickets cost?

Dubai Frame tickets start at AED 47.

Who can avail of discounted tickets at Dubai Frame?

Children aged 3 to 12 can avail of discounted tickets at Dubai Frame.

What is included in the Dubai Frame ticket?

Standard tickets offer direct entry, flexible timings, and a free Local’s Pocket Guide to Dubai.

What is the best way to buy Dubai Frame tickets?

The best way is to buy Dubai Frame tickets online for convenience and flexibility.

Do children enjoy free access to Dubai Frame?

Yes, infants aged 2 and under, along with differently-abled guests and their two companions, enjoy free admission to Dubai Frame.

What is the cancellation policy for Dubai Frame tickets?

Most tickets at Dubai Frame cannot be canceled but have extended validity.

How long are Dubai Frame tickets valid for?

Dubai Frame tickets are valid until the specified expiration date, offering extended flexibility.

Which Dubai Frame tickets should I choose if I am traveling on a budget?

Standard tickets are perfect for budget-conscious travelers, offering direct entry and flexibility.

Which Dubai Frame ticket is best if I wish to have a more in-depth understanding of the Dubai Frame?

Combo tickets provide a comprehensive experience, combining Dubai Frame with other top attractions for a deeper exploration.

Which is the best Dubai Frame ticket option for someone who wishes to explore beyond the Dubai Frame?

City Cards offer entry to 20+ Dubai attractions, providing a holistic exploration beyond Dubai Frame.

Where is Dubai Frame located?

Dubai Frame is located at Gate 4, Al Wasl Road, Zabeel Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

What are the best ways to reach Dubai Frame?

Reach Dubai Frame by metro, bus, car, or taxi; detailed directions are provided based on your preferred mode of transportation.

What are Dubai Frame's opening hours?

Dubai Frame is open from 9 AM to 9 PM daily; the last admission is at 8:30 PM.

What’s the best time to visit Dubai Frame?

Visit in the morning on weekdays for prime views, and from November to April for cooler weather, though it's also peak season.

How many entrances does Dubai Frame have?

Dubai Frame has one entrance located at Gate 4, Al Wasl Road.

Is the Dubai Frame accessibility-friendly?

Yes, Dubai Frame is designed to be accessible, featuring elevators, ramps, and accessible restrooms throughout the building.

What are the accessibility-friendly facilities available at Dubai Frame?

Accessibility-friendly facilities include elevators, ramps, accessible restrooms, and dedicated prayer rooms for both men and women.

Do I get access to audio guides with Dubai Frame tickets?

The provision of audio guides may vary; check the ticket details or inquire at the venue for audio guide availability.