Ain Dubai is not only one of Dubai’s latest tourist attractions, but it is also the world’s largest observation wheel. It joins the ranks of the tallest buildings in the world, Burj Khalifa, the world’s largest fountain Palm fountain, spanning 14,000 sq feet; they indeed make the Bellagio fountains look tiny and also the world’s largest sky pool at the Raffles Dubai, among many others Dubai marvels. After a wait of 8 long years, the attraction finally became a permanent part of the Dubai skyline and welcomed visitors from October 21. The world’s tallest observation wheel located on Bluewaters Island boasts uninterrupted 360-degree views of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf. The Ain Dubai comprises 48 luxurious cabins capable of taking 1,750 people for a spin with the most unforgettable sights. There are many astonishing lesser-known facts about the wheel that proves to be a spectacular backdrop for business events, celebration, or the most dynamic drinks:
9. There isn’t only ample height associated with the towering Ain Dubai Ferris wheel but also ample steel. The Blueswater structure has been built with 9,000 tonnes of steel, which is a whopping 25% more than what was used to construct the iconic Eiffel Tower.
8. Ain Dubai caters not just as an observation deck but can make any particular moment of your life even more eventful by going that extra mile. For an additional charge, the luxurious cabins will be available for private hire. If there is a birthday to celebrate or a proposal to make, or simply sunset drinks to enjoy, Ain Dubai is a destination in the skies! You can also pick from a multi-course menu and indulge in karaoke and canapes.
7. It took the entire globe to construct the world’s largest observation wheel’s dream into reality. No less than the coming together of 10 countries made the creation of the marvelous Ain Dubai. The massive steel wheel was produced across the UAE, South
Korea and Germany. The UK, France, and the Netherlands were instrumental in providing seamless engineering and project management expertise.
6. Ain Dubai successfully roped in the former technical director of the London Eye, Kevin Dyer as Ain Dubai’s operation director. The world’s most giant Ferris wheel is designed to last for 300,000 cycles or 60 years, and strict measures are already put in place to prolong that life span.
5. By becoming the tallest observation wheel in the world, Ain Dubai has defeated the High Roller in Las Vegas (555 feet), Singapore Flyer (540 feet), Star of Nanchang in China (525 feet), and pushed the iconic London Eye (445 feet) to fifth position.
4. To better understand the generous scale of the Dubai Ferris Wheel, its parts are divided into individual entities. The 192 spokes alone are each individually longer than a football field, and when juxtaposed end-on-end, they would stretch from Dubai to Cairo, spanning a whopping 2,400 kilometers!
3. The mesmerizing Ain Dubai is as heavy as it is tall. To make it easy to comprehend, only its hub and spindle weigh 1,805 tonnes, equivalent to four A380 airplanes. Take the rim and the 48 passenger cabins into consideration, and the total increases by a staggering 7,500 tonnes.
2. To make this awe-inspiring Ain Dubai stand tall as it does, the two largest cranes in the world were roped in for the installation, Mammoet the acclaimed Dutch company specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport of oversized and heavy objects, paired the world’s biggest crane – PTC 200-DS – a 5000t ring crane, with a 3000t crawler crane to position Ain Dubai’s four legs onto their foundations successfully
1. With such staggering heights also comes the fear of it. However, the magnificent Ain Dubai is reportedly the safest place to be in Dubai. Not only is it designed for a one-in-2,475-year-earthquake is can also withstand 100-mile-per-hour storms. The same safety is only found in hospitals around the world.
Ain Dubai is open daily from 12 pm to 10 pm. The coveted sunset spins cost a tad more than the standard $36 ticket price, and the sunset spin tickets cost nearly $50. As you go for more exclusive experiences, the prices go up, including refreshing drinks and bubbly in the luxe cabins.