Sprouting up out of the desert, Dubai is already pretty photogenic. But a brand new installation in the UAE really captures the city’s best side.
The appropriately named Dubai Frame is one of the city’s so-called “megaprojects” and cost a whopping $55.6 ($160m AED) to build over the course of a decade. Sitting 150m above Zabeel Park, it offers panoramic, 360-degree views of the city skyline and frames iconic buildings like the Burj Khalifa.
But, most impressively, there’s a 93m viewing deck at the top of the frame which features a series of glass-floored walkways. From here, visitors can see from the old city of Deira in the north to the skyscrapers of Sheikg Zayed Road in the south.
There are two historical experiences on site – an immersive exhibition of emirates history and an interactive showcase on the “New Dubai”. The two come before and after visitors arrive on the viewing deck, making for a captivating and holistic experience.
Entry to the Dubai Frame costs $17 (50AED) per person and tickets can be purchased at the gate.
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Kristen Amiet is a previous AWOL editor, bona fide travel addict, sometimes whisky drinker and full-time breakfast food enthusiast.