Dubai Frame to open to the public next week
Sherouk Zakaria /Dubai
Filed on December 22, 2017 | Last updated on December 22, 2017 at 06.14 am
Dubai Municipality is working with Etisalat to launch the booking website.
The long wait is finally over as residents and visitors to Dubai will be able to visit the Dubai Frame next week.
Eng. Hussain Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, said the official opening of Dubai Frame will be next week. He added that unlike the Dubai Safari, the Dubai Frame will accept only a specific number of people at a time, and the tour will have to be pre-booked through an app and a website that will soon be launched.
“We are working with Etisalat to launch the website very soon. Through it, people can pre-book their tour,” he said.
Lootah added that people will have the option of buying a paper ticket or purchasing it online. He said the ticketing system will be inspired by ‘At The Top’ of Burj Khalifa experience, where people have to pre-book their tour that will accept a specific number of people at a time.
The Dh160-million Dubai Frame will provide visitors with a 360-degree view of Dubai as they walk through a 93-metre glass bridge to see old Dubai from the north and modern Dubai from the south. The rectangular structure, consisting of two 150-metre towers, connects the past and present of Dubai.
Visitors will enjoy a journey through time for only Dh50 for adults and Dh30 for children. Free tickets will be offered for children under three, people over 60 and people of determination.
Khalid Al Suwaidi, director of Leisure Facilities at Dubai Municipality, had previously told Khaleej Times that the one-hour tour will have to be pre-booked on the app or website, as the frame will receive a group of 20 people per tour.
“It is just like the Burj Khalifa experience where visitors must book their tour online. Those who haven’t booked won’t be able to go in, unless there’s a spot available for them in the group. If there’s no spot, they will have to wait to join the next group,” Al Suwaidi had said.