The Dubai Frame
The Dubai Frame
The Dubai Frame is an architectural landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai. It has been described The Guardian newspaper as "the biggest picture frame on the planet", however is also controversial as the "biggest stolen building of all time".
Dubai Frame has been named among the world’s best new attractions of 2017, according to a UK-based newspaper.
The location of the giant rectangular frame is Zabeel Park and was carefully chosen to give visitors the best view of both old and new Dubai.
The project comprises a 150-metre-high, 93-metre-wide structure being built to resemble a huge picture frame, through which landmarks representing modern Dubai such as Emirates Towers and Burj Khalifa can be seen on one side, while from the other side, visitors can view older parts of the city such as Deira, Umm Harare and Karama.
Experiencing the Dubai Frame
The concept takes the visitors to a journey through time on three different levels: old Dubai, present Dubai and future Dubai.
Starting from the mezzanine level the visitors experience the old Dubai: projections, mist effects, smells, and motion that creates an immersive mood setting of space. The Past Gallery describes the project and tells the story of city’s evolution and the old city.
Visitors are taken to the second experience on the Sky deck level representing the present Dubai. They experience 360 degree views of Dubai, “Old Dubai” to the north, and “New Dubai” to the south. This is supported by augmented reality activated screens, by which the visitors can identify buildings and landmarks and exploring interesting facts or observing buildings and landmarks. Also a glass floor 48 floors above the ground waits for the brave.
Finally the visitors exit the elevator onto the mezzanine floor and pass through a swirl tunnel with special audio and visual effects. The idea is to create an illusion of time travel through a warp swirl and arriving into the city 50 years ahead.
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