Monday, November 20, 2017

The Golden Dubai Frame

        Dubai has recently added a string to its bow as it opened a new and one of a kind landmark that will surely captivate everyone's eye. The Frame adds to Dubai's long list of spectacular landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab to mention some.  The Frame which resembles an actual picture frame is strategically built in a place where in the modern Dubai is on one side, and then the old Dubai on the other side creating a bridge between the past and the present.

       The winter is coming and the temperature is starting to drop to a favorable level so I decided to visit the much-awaited landmark that the Emirate of Dubai had built. Finally, after several delays according to news, this wonderful work of engineering and art is finally done and will sure make headlines and will draw the city's skyline even more astonishing!

Facts about Dubai Frame
       It is in the form of a frame, with two towers of height 150m that are connected by a 93m bridge at the top of the towers. The space between the towers forms a pretty clear view for the city from a high altitude. The bridge serves as an observatory providing uninterrupted views of “Old Dubai” to the north, and “New Dubai” to the south.

       The concept reflects a journey through time, starting at the mezzanine level, where visitors enter into an immersive experience representing the Past history. Projections, mist effects, smells, and motion create the immersive mood setting of the space. The Past Gallery embodies the idea of the project and tells the story of the evolution of the city and its past, and shows the old city using the most new and updated means of presentation that contributes to the creation of a favorable environment that develops and comprehends the renaissance taking place in Dubai.

       After that, the visitors are directed to the second experience on the Sky deck level that represents the Present of Dubai. The visitors will be experiencing uninterrupted views of Dubai from all sides. “Old Dubai” to the north, and “New Dubai” to the south. This is supported by interactive applications such as augmented reality activated screens, whereby the visitor can identify different buildings and land marks, by exploring interesting facts or observing buildings and landmarks in third dimension.

       By far, Dubai Frame is one of my favorite structure in Dubai. It is really is amazing to look at and with it being located in the beautiful Zabeel Park just makes it so regal.

   I even went near to it and and I could see glitters of gold shimmering under the bright sun.

       And oh, did I mention that the frame is covered in gold cladding? Oh what a beautiful sight it must be! I am not surprised though. Dubai is so-called City of Gold after all. 

How to get there?
       I took the Metro Red Line and get off at Al Jafiliya Station and walked 5 minutes to Gate 1 of Zabeel Park.

Entrance Fee
       Entrance to the par is AED5. But if you want to go up to its viewing deck, that's another story. Go check their website.

       And by the way, Zabeel Park is very serene and relaxing if you want a quick break from the hustle and bustle of the city but the Dubai Frame will surely steal the spotlight. Simply magnificent! -Jon-

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