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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

Dubai's big wheel takes shape

Stunning aerial images show five of the eight sections now installed

Ain Dubai wheel rim passes the halfway stage. Photo Courtesy: Meraas
Ain Dubai wheel rim passes the halfway stage. Photo Courtesy: Meraas

Dubai's huge ferris wheel is taking shape with five of the eight main sections now completed.

Dubai Media Office shared aerial images of the structure, built on the man-made Bluewaters Island, as it comes together.

At over 210 metres tall, the Dubai Eye will surpass the 167-metre High Roller in Las Vegas, which opened in 2014.

“Once completed, Ain Dubai will emerge as an engineering masterpiece, the first of its kind in the industry, and a truly spectacular must-visit attraction, adding a unique experience and vantage point to the list of things to do in Dubai,” Omar Delawar, the chief projects officer at Meraas, said last year.

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