World’s largest ferris wheel takes shape in Dubai

01 July, 2015


The world’s largest ferris wheel is starting to take shape on the $1.6bn Bluewaters Island development, off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence. The 210-metre-high Dubai Eye will overtake the new High Roller in Las Vegas (standing at 167.6m) as the world’s tallest such attraction. The ferris wheel will include 48 luxury capsules capable of holding 1,400 visitors. Additionally, an 80-metre LED screen will be mounted on the wheel that’s hoped to create an innovative electronic platform for broadcasting movies, advertisements and interactive information. The area around the wheel will feature a bespoke ‘souq’ encircled by a promenade that will have alfresco dining outlets as well as a mix of retail stores and a food hall offering fresh produce in a traditional market atmosphere. Bluewaters Island will also host a boutique five-star hotel and varied residential options.

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