In 2018, Dubai is set to break another world record. Ain Dubai, which is going to be the world’s highest and largest Ferris wheel, will be opened to visitors this year.
In January 2018 the enormous 210-meters high structure has taken it complete shape, as the final section of the circle had been installed. The attraction is scheduled to open later this year, though an exact date is yet to be announced. Once completed, the structure will include more than 9 000 tons of metal — almost a quarter more than the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Each one of the wheels 8 sections has about the same weight as two Airbus 380 airliners.
Ain Dubai, providing a 360-degree view of the city and the coastline, will have 48 passenger capsules. A standard pod will be capable of holding up to 40 passengers, with sitting benches and enough space for walking around. Some capsules will be turned into dining halls for up to 12 guests, available for renting for special occasions; and 6 capsules will each feature a bar of its own. In addition to that, one of the wheel’s legs will serve as a rope climbing platform — also the highest in the world, with the height of 150 m. At the base of the Ain Dubai, an entertainment zone will be located, featuring a giant LED screen installed on the wheel.
The giant wheel is being constructed on the Bluewaters Island, along with another infrastructure. Bluewaters Island is planned as one of the main tourist hubs in Dubai. Apart from the Ain Dubai, it will feature 10 apartment buildings, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and a bazaar.