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World’s tallest observation wheel opening to coincide with Expo 2020 Dubai

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Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest observation wheel, is opening this year to coincide with Expo 2020 Dubai. The attraction has a height of 250 metres and can be found at Meraas’ Bluewaters Island.

Dubai Media Office confirmed the news on Twitter, writing: “.@MeraasDubai’s ‘Ain Dubai’ to open doors for visitors later this year, coinciding with @expo2020dubai.”

Ain Dubai is located at Meraas’ Bluewaters Island, which also includes entertainment, retail, residential and hospitality offerings.

The attraction has a height of 250 metres and will carry up to 1,900 passengers at a time. Its 48 double-glazed capsules will provide 360-degree views of Dubai.

Ain Dubai’s capsules offer 360-degree views of Dubai

Currently, the world’s tallest observation wheel is the High Roller in Las Vegas, which has a height of 167 metres. The second tallest is the London Eye, with a height of 135 metres.

Expo 2020 Dubai kicks off on October 20, 2020. It will feature hundreds of themed and interactive pavilions, as well as immersive cultural experiences and live entertainment.

Dubai 2020 Expo is themed ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ and will focus on ‘Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity’.

Last year, more pavilions for Dubai Expo 2020 were unveiled, including Italy and Morocco’s offerings, and Singapore’s net-zero energy pavilion designed by WOHA.

Read about the themed pavilions in our Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion Guide, and check out some of the latest additions for Russia, France and China.

See more on Belgium and Belarus’ pavilions, and take a look at the Saudi Arabia Pavilion and the Sustainability Pavilion.

Blooloop recently spoke to Dr Hayat Shamsuddin, senior vice president of arts and culture at Expo 2020, about what we can expect from the innovative arts and culture offering.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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