World's Largest Picture Frame Opens In Dubai

World's Largest Picture Frame Opens In Dubai

The city of Dubai is home to some of the most innovative architecture in the world, but its latest skyscraper is certainly one of the most “picturesque” we’ve ever seen. The Dubai Frame, otherwise known as the “World’s Largest Picture Frame”, is a 150-meter-high rectangular structure which unique shape frames stunning views of the city’s growing skyline, including the iconic Burj Khalifa.

The Dubai Frame opened to tourists and residents after five years in the making on the 1st January 2018. Now, visitors can take in 360-degree views from the 25-square-meter glass panel in the sky bridge’s center.

Dubai’s newest landmark is now open to the public and allows visitors to see the city’s past, present, and future in a one-hour tour with unique views of “old” and “new” Dubai from a 150-meter-high glass 93-meter long sky bridge. The location, in Zabeel Park, was especially chosen to give visitors the best view of the city’s older neighborhoods as well as the sparkling new buildings, such as the Burj Khalifa, while telling the story of Dubai’s transformation from humble fishing village to glittering modern metropolis.

The project was launched by Dubai Municipality in 2013, and anticipation has been building for the past five years.

The unique skyscraper is expected to attract nearly 2 million tourists annually. The Frame is now open daily from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and is priced at just $US 13.61 for adults and $US 5.45 for children, while adults over 60 and people of determination can visit for free.

In 2008, the Dubai Municipality and ThyssenKrupp Elevators hosted an international design competition searching for the city’s next amazing skyscraper. Architect Fernando Donis’s design was chosen as the winner of the competition. However, when it came time to collaborate on the construction of the project, the architect and the city failed to agree on contractual terms. Nonetheless, the city went on with the project, breaking ground in 2014, which resulted in Donis filing an Intellectual Property claim against the city for copyright infringement.

On the ground floor museum, visitors will have the chance to take in an innovative augmented reality display that follows Dubai’s transformation from a remote fishing village to a bustling metropolis.