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Ain Dubai, tallest observation wheel in the world, gets opening date

Dubai Holding has revealed that Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest and largest observation wheel, is set to open on October 21.

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Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest and largest observation wheel, is set to open on October 21. Ticket sales for the UAE attraction, which rises to a height of 250 metres, are now open to the public.

The observation wheel offers 19 customisable experiences, featuring spectacular views of Dubai’s skyline. Ronald Drake, Ain Dubai general manager, described it as the “ultimate celebration destination”.

It will offer “luxurious special event cabins, nightlife and party experiences, unique dining and culinary options, family-friendly cabins and customisable romantic experiences for special moments”, said Drake.

Ain Dubai launches on October 21

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Ain Dubai can carry up to 1,900 passengers at any one time. Guests will enjoy unique views of Dubai landmarks from 48 indoor cabins, which include observation cabins, social cabins and private cabins.

Observation cabins provide 360-degree views of Dubai, while social cabins feature drinks and entertainment. Private cabins are ideal for events such as birthdays and engagements.

“Dubai continues to be a leader in the travel and tourism sector, with a reputation for delivering pioneering projects and landmarks,” said Mohamed Sharaf, chief operating officer of Dubai Holding.

“Ain Dubai is a testament to one of the many innovative initiatives developed by Dubai to further enhance its competitiveness as a key international tourism destination in continuation of Dubai’s drive to achieve new global heights.

360-degree views of Dubai

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Ain Dubai is located at Meraas’ Bluewaters Island. It is opening to coincide with the launch of Expo 2020 Dubai, which runs from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

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.

“We can’t think of a better time to open this unique and celebratory asset than during the UAE’s ‘Year of the 50th’,” Sharaf added.

Images: Dubai Holding

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