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
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 19, 2020
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.
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.