Think Dubai when it’s innovation, creative engineering, and technology working in tandem to bring out the world’s best creations. Dubai is always ahead of the game! People across continents are envious of the Emiratis who live their dreams every day in Dubai, a city that stands true to its name — the city of dreams!
Dubai Frame is the world’s tallest frame and is a recent addition to the increasing number of the city’s landmark superstructures. Standing at 150 meters from ground level and 50-story high, Dubai Frame was opened to the public on January 1st, 2018. The twin glass towers of Dubai Frame are connected by a 93-meter-long horizontal bridge (the glass walk on the Skydeck).
A beautiful water fountain adorns the front side of the Frame. Visitors may sit and take selfies or groufies sitting on the raised platform that is built around the fountain.
The Frame, which is a semblance of a photo frame, is divided into two zones. It is built strategically to facilitate the visitors to view New Dubai from one part of it, and the Old city from the other. You can enjoy a 360-degree breathtaking view of the entire city, complete with its majestic architectural structures (such as the Burj Khalifa, and others), standing from the topmost deck here.
You walk into the lobby where the escalator takes you to the upper level that showcases Dubai in the old era. The elevator there will take you further up to the Skydeck in minutes to explore the Dubai skyline.
Know the Highlights
Let’s take a quick look at the attractions inside the Dubai Frame. One of the first things that catch your eye as you step into the Skydeck is the glass walk that allows a down view from the topmost story. The switchable smart-glass panels change from translucent to transparent as you take a walk. It is both thrilling and crazy to walk on it, as you can click pictures and film the sparkling blue water fountain and the entrance (of the Frame) below with your camcorder.
The deck can support 200 visitors at one time. It allows a stunning view of Dubai city, dotted with skyscrapers on one end and the Dubai coastline, Deira with the Creekside view on the other. In other words, you get a glimpse of both sides of the Dubai world —the new and the old Dubai in the north and south directions, standing from a vantage point on the deck. You can sip on some hot coffee as you casually stroll along. The Coffee Stand inside the deck serves hot beverages and snacks to keep you company.
Lifesize, inverted pyramid-shaped augmented reality screens replicate what you doodle or write on small electronic dials. There are separate selfie stations too, where you can click and save your pictures from your trip.
Before you exit, you are welcomed into the Future Zone that depicts a future Dubai as it will stand to look and feel in 2050 with flying taxis, hyperloop transport, 3-D printed buildings, and drones and robots replacing human labor to perform mundane tasks. They take you into the future through interactive projections and virtual reality (VR) technology that leaves you inspired, never stopping to laud and admire their untiring efforts at building the smartest city in the world and upholding a vision of a bright, successful future for the UAE.
You time travel through this space as you discover Dubai as it was in the bygone era. The Past Dubai Gallery recounts the story of Dubai’s evolution over the decades from a fishing village into a global tourist destination. It juxtaposes food items and other things with a 3D presentation of old pictures of their antecedents to show and tell the audience about their hard labor and dedication to build the city as it stands proudly today in all its ravishing glory.
Not to miss the souvenir shops! These are for you to pick your favorite keepsakes and carry a few back home to your loved ones. They sell shirts, cups, posters, and home decor items with the iconic Frame imprinted on them. Miniature Dubai frames too are part of the merchandise.
There are no dining options inside Dubai Frame. However, they have food trucks stationed right outside the structure. The foods on their menu are enough to calm a growling tummy and satiate your palates.
The entire tour inside the Dubai Frame lasts for an hour.
Info on Timings and Tickets
Only 200 visitors are allowed inside the Frame at one time. The entry is divided into hour-long slots that begin at 9 am. Your entire tour of the Frame will last for an hour.
They are open throughout the year, every single day, between 9 am and 9 pm. There could be a slight change in timings though during the holy month of Ramadan, festivities, and public holidays.
The tickets are free for children below three years, senior citizens, and the disabled. For adults (12 years and above) it is priced at AED 50. For children between 3 and 11 years it will cost AED 20. Tickets can be purchased on the website as well using major credit cards.
How to Reach, Address & Phone
The nearest metro station is Al Jafiliya Metro Station which is a 15-minute walk. The Burjuman Metro Station is also close by. The metro service is cheap and convenient and is hence recommended to both tourists and residents who wish to visit the Frame.
You may even take a taxi service from your hotel to the Frame, only do not expect it to be as pocket-friendly. Bus lines 21, 27,29, 44, 61, 88, E304 pass near Dubai Frame. The Al Karama Bus Station – 1, and Mankhool (Union Cooperative Society) – 01 are the nearest bus stops.
Dubai Frame is located at Gate 4, Zabeel Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For queries or feedback, you can call 800900.