Dubai: Dubai Frame will open in November with a paperless ticketing system, a top official said on Sunday morning.
Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality. announced this after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with At the Top, Emaar, for the operations of the iconic twin tower project with a glass bridge that will offer a 360-degree view of the new and the old Dubai’s skylines.
“The frame is almost complete. We expect to complete it by the end of October. In November, the project will be able to open officially,” Lootah said.
In reply to a question by Gulf News, he said the Dubai Frame will have a smart ticketing system and will not use paper tickets.
“Your mobile will be your ticket,” he said.
Another senior official explained that there will be online platforms to book tickets on the website and a mobile app.
When asked how those not having smart phones can buy the tickets, Lootah said: ”Who doesn’t have smartphones now? If they are workers, they can come through their companies. The companies should help them buy the ticket.”
He said the purpose of the MoU is to enable At The Top to operate Dubai Frame as Emaar has a good experience in running the observation decks at Burj Khalifa.
“The entire management of the facility, including technical and administrative sections, will be ha handled by Emaar. They will add value to the Frame,” said Lootah.
Ahmad Thani Al Matrooshi, Managing Director of Emaar Properties, signed the MoU.
The 150 metre-high, 193 metre-long project featuring a glass bridge clad in golden stainless steel in Zabeel Park has been in the making since 2013.