The Ferris Wheel in Dubai

Opening of the ferris wheel Ain Dubai: on October 21, 2021

Bluewaters Island and Ain Dubai, the world’s largest ferris wheel

Bluewaters Island Dubai, the artificial island on Jumeirah Beach, docked at the level of the leisure, residential and entertainment district Jumeirah Beach Residenz (JBR) is now waiting for the opening of Ain Dubai, the Eye of Dubai.

Bluewaters Island is an artificially created island. It is about 500 meters from the coastline, the beach. Exactly where the tall towers of the Jumeirah Beach Residence rise up on the beach, which make a significant contribution to the skyline on Jumeirah Beach. The project was approved in 2013 by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In 2018 the island was ready and opened to visitors.

The island is not that big. You can see it in the aerial photographs that exist of the small island.

The original name “Eye Dubai” no longer exists. The mega project is now called “Ain Dubai“. The height and width have also changed compared to the previous announcement: 250 meters instead of 210 meters.

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‘Ayn’, Ain – is the 16th letter of the Arabic alphabet and is translated as ‘eye‘.

At 250 meters, the Ferris wheel, Ain Dubai, is higher than the High Roller in Las Vegas (168 meters), the Singapore Flyer (165 meters), the Star of Nanchang in China (160 meters) and the London Eye (135 meters).

You can already visit the artificial island Bluewaters Island, on which the Dubai ferris wheel is located. Island flair in a class of its own – the island opened in November 2018. The entertainment district ‘The Wharf’ shines with restaurants, shops and cafes. Caesars Bluewaters Dubai (hotel complex) – staying here promises a perfect vacation in Dubai.

Dubai, a city that is constantly reinventing itself – sights and attractions that keep pushing the boundaries of technology, architecture, fantasies and innovations. There is currently no better example than the ‘Ain Dubai’, the largest observation wheel in the world.

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  • All the spokes of the Ain Dubai observation wheel, placed side by side, give a total length of 2400 kilometers. This roughly corresponds to the distance from Dubai to Cairo.

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‘Ain Dubai’ – the eye of Dubai

Ain is an Arabic word translated as eye in English. The name alone promises grandiose views of other sights of the city, such as the entire palm island of Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and the coastline around the Dubai Marina and the Jumeirah Beach Residence. Even Burj Khalifa can be seen in the distance.

 

Facts about the Dubai ferris wheel

  • Construction started in 2015
  • Every single spoke of the ‘wheel’ is longer than a football field.
  • 9000 tons of steel were used to build the ferris wheel.
  • The high-tech capsules (cabins) were manufactured in Switzerland by ‘Swiss Rides’ on behalf of Hyundai.
  • According to the latest information, each cabin will accommodate 30-40 people. Follow Covid 19 rules
  • A ride on the Ferris wheel will take about 38 minutes.
  • LED screens in the air-conditioned cabins will provide passengers with information on all the highlights and sights of Dubai.
  • Did you do the math? Almost 2000 visitors can sit in the ferris wheel.
  • All prices are now known – ticket sales have started

Bluewaters Island – a short film from the client

Meraas Holding LLC. – Developer |  now it belongs to ‘Dubai Holding’

The Wharf – strolling, shopping, relaxing, eating and drinking – we call The Wharf nested promenades that end at the beach section. Most of the island’s restaurants are presented here.

The first views from the big wheel Dubai

Ferris wheel ranking by height

1. Ain Dubai 250 meters
2. High Roller Las Vegas 168 meters
3. Singapore Flyer 165 meters
4. Star of Nachang China 160 meters
5. London Eye 135 meters
6. Sky Dream Taiwan 126 meters
7. Redhorse Osaka Wheel Japan 123 meters

FAQs – Ain Dubai – the world’s largest ferris wheel in Dubai

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What does a ride on the Ain Dubai ferris wheel cost?

The cheapest way to take part in a circumnavigation is the ride in the ‘observation cabins’. 1 circumnavigation = approx. 38 minutes. Adults: 130 AED (approx. 30 euros). Children between the ages of 3 and 12 pay 100 AED (approx. 23 euros).

When will the ferris wheel open in Dubai?

The Ain Dubai ferris wheel will be officially opened on October 21, 21. The first trip starts at 2 p.m. Tickets can now be ordered online on the Ain Dubai website.

What are the opening times of the Ain Dubai ferris wheel?

The ferris wheel in Dubai will be open daily from 12 noon to 10 p.m.

How high is the Ain Dubai ferris wheel in Dubai?

The ferris wheel is 250 meters high. Previously there was talk of a height of 210 meters. 250 meters are now confirmed.

Are there already tickets for a ride on the Ferris wheel in Dubai?

Yes, ticket sales have started. All prices and ordering options for a visit to the Ain Dubai ferris wheel can be found in the text.

Where is the world’s largest ferris wheel in Dubai?

Ain Dubai is located on an artificially created small island called ‘Bluewaters Island. The island is open to the public and there is no entry fee to visit Bluewaters Island.

Will the Dubai ferris wheel turn fast? What is known about it?

It will be a gentle circumnavigation that the cabin of the observation wheel completes. The cabins will move at a gentle walking pace.

Are all cabins at the Ain Dubai observation wheel the same?

No, there will be 3 types of cabins. “Observation cabins”, “social experiences” and “private cabins”. There will also be “Dine in the Sky” cabins with various offers (meals).

What can I see of Dubai when taking a ride on the ferris wheel?

It’s an amazing new experience in Dubai. On a clear day you can see Bluewaters Island below you, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Palm Jumeirah, even Burj Al Arab and in the distance the Burj Khalifa.

How many people will be in my cabin on a ride on the Ain Dubai ferris wheel?

There is space for 40 people in the cabin. However, the number will be limited due to the Covid 19 rules. The operator adjusts the exact number. So you have more space!

Are the cabins in the Dubai Ferris Wheel air-conditioned?

Yes, all Ain Dubai gondolas are fully air-conditioned.

Are there toilets in the gondolas (cabins) of the Ain Dubai?

No! Use the toilet in the Terminal Building before driving. A ride on the Dubai Ferris Wheel takes around 40 minutes. There is no possibility to visit a toilet while driving.

Do the cabins in the Ferris wheel have internet access?

Yes, there is “free WIFI” in all cabins at Ain Dubai. So don’t forget your cell phone!

I booked a ride on the Dubai Ferris Wheel. When do I have to be there at the latest?

You should be at the Ferris wheel 30 – 60 minutes before the ride. There are no toilets in the cabin. So use the time to visit the washrooms again.

How long does it take to ride the world’s largest Ferris wheel in Dubai?

A trip on the ‘Ain Dubai’ takes almost exactly 38 minutes. Make sure to visit the washrooms beforehand. There are no toilets in the cabin.

I’m pregnant. Can I take a ride on the Dubai Ferris Wheel?

Yes, that’s usually not a problem – the Ferris wheel moves slowly and the cabins are fully air-conditioned. If you are unsure, contact the service team at guestservices@aindubai.com

Does the ferris wheel also run in bad weather?

In the event of a sand storm, strong wind or rain, operations are stopped. If you have a ticket and the trip is canceled, contact Customer Service at guestservices@aindubai.com

Covid19 ferris wheel Dubai! Do I have to wear “the mask” while driving the wheel?

Masks are required for all guests throughout the Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel Experience, including in the cabin.

Attention, these regulations can change at any time. We do not guarantee the correctness of the information.

Covid19 ferris wheel Dubai! How many people are in a “shared” cabin while driving?

The cabins of the Ain Dubai are currently occupied with a reduced capacity of a maximum of 7 guests per cabin or up to 10 guests from the same group.

Attention, these regulations can change at any time. We do not guarantee the correctness of the information.

Covid19 ferris wheel Dubai! Social distancing rules

On the premises of Ain Dubai and in the cabins, all guests are asked to keep a distance of 2 meters from people outside their group at all times.

If you are in the queue, please stand on the sticker provided on the floor in order to maintain the social distance. A 3 meter distance rule applies in the Seaview Lounge.

Attention, these regulations can change at any time. We do not guarantee the correctness of the information.

From what age can you take part in a ride on the Ferris wheel?

Guests of all ages are welcome to experience the world’s highest observation wheel. However, anyone under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years old.

Can I bring my own drinks and food to the Ain Dubai ride?

Ain Dubai is an attraction that offers food and drink for sale – therefore food bought externally or brought from home is not permitted during a visit. You can have food and drinks purchased in the lounge or inside the cabins.

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