The dream city will soon have a glistening gold Dubai Frame which will become the newest icon of this place. Gold stainless steel cladding of this structure has just been started and the entire exercise will soon be completed.
The Dubai Frame, located near Star Gate in Zabeel Park, consists of two towers that are 150 metres high and 93 meters wide. Both the towers are connected by a 100-square-metre bridge, which has a 25-square-metre glass panel in the middle. The tower’s height can be compared to that of a 50 storey building. The project is worth AED160 million. The Frame will provide a panoramic view of the city from this iconic structure.
The Frame will have interior spaces on the ground floor (the horizontal rib bottom of the frame) for exhibitions, which will display details of old Dubai in pictures and show how the city has evolved since the sixties and what it looks like now.
The ground floor ends at the main panoramic elevator, which goes up through the rib of the Frame to the top floor.
On reaching the top, tourists will have a bird’s-eye view of old Dubai as they look towards Al Karama, Umm Hurair, Bur Dubai and Deira, and as they turn around, will see the high-rise towers and development projects of new Dubai in contrast.
Construction work on the towers started at the end of 2013, and within the last few weeks, authorities have been working around the clock to install gold stainless steel cladding.
It is predicted the frame will become a major tourist destination in the city, like the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab.