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Dubai Frame to start construction in December

The city’s latest iconic structure is set to be completed in the second half of 2015

Dubai Frame to start construction in December

The Dubai Frame, a 150m tall window-frame like structure in the emirate’s Zabeel Park, will start construction next month and is set to be completed in the second half of 2015, the Dubai Municipality confirmed.

“We have already opened tenders and will be giving the contract to the appropriate contractors, according to our plan. We are looking forward to a unique architectural landmark that matches the global status of Dubai,” Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, was quoted as saying by Gulf News.

The AED120m ($32.3m) project, which won the ThyssenKrupp Elevator International Architecture Award in 2009, will feature a museum and is expected to attract up to two million visitors per year.

According to officials, the Dubai Frame, or Barwaz Dubai in Arabic, is a large window-frame like structure and is intended to highlight both the old and new sides of the city, with newer icons such as the Burj Khalifa visible through one side, and older parts of the city such as Dubai Creek and Deira on view through the other.

The structure will be completely transparent, with elevators that will take visitors to a viewing deck located at its peak. The ground floor will include a gallery focusing on Dubai’s history.

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SA1 6 years ago

Wow..great design...instead of having just an observatory tower as in many countries...this observatory will be unique in design

khalid 6 years ago

wow if there was ever talk of wasted money this by far takes the helm

Omar Tashman 6 years ago

You might as well call the Eiffel tower in France a waste of money, or perhaps you just lack appreciation for architectural art? This project has high prospects in terms of tourism and business. Dubai's success in becoming one of the best leisure destinations and business hubs is more than enough reason to justify this lavish project; infact it's right up to par with Dubai standards.

iMac 6 years ago

Wow, one more added to the non-ending list of world's most remarkable architectural designs in Dubai. The city never stops... Awesome.

Rjadvano 6 years ago

Always thrilled to see another accomplishment by Dubai.
I just wish there could be some funds allocated to improving the roads and roundabouts in and outside Dubai Investments Park/ Green Community also. Apparently this growing area is suffering a lack of support from the RTA because of an issue between them and the master developer.
Quite sad.

Mike Nooooo 6 years ago

Yuck, it is horrible.