Dubai: The world’s largest and tallest observation wheel – Ain Dubai – opened on Thursday, with an opening weekend celebration planned for families. The observation wheel will give visitors a 38-minute ride, with a vantage point 250m in the air. So, if you are looking forward to enjoying a new view of the Dubai skyline, here is all you need to know about what to expect at Ain Dubai.
When does it open?
Ain Dubai opened its doors to the public at 2pm on Thursday, October 21. The opening is going to be a two-day celebration, with several family-friendly entertainment and activities planned.
Ain Dubai’s regular operating hours will be from 12pm to 10pm every day.
What will I get to see from the observation wheel?
On a clear day, you will be able to see Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), across to Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the Burj Khalifa, and over the Arabian Gulf.
How many people can be seated in a cabin?
While the cabin has a capacity of 40 people, COVID-19 related restrictions may apply on maximum capacity.
How can I reach Ain Dubai?
Ain Dubai is located in Bluewaters Island on Dubai Marina. If you are driving to the location, follow signs for D59 Garn Al Sabkha Street from Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) and take Exit 29, from either direction. Stay on D59, which will lead you to the Bluewaters Island and Ain Dubai.
The closest Metro station to Bluewaters is Dubai Marina station on the Red Line. You would need to take the Dubai Tram to the JBR Stop 2, which is approximately a six-minute walk from Ain Dubai. You can also take the following busses to get Bluewaters Island:
Route 8 (from Gold Souq Bus Station to Ibn Battuta Metro Stop 1)
Route 84 (from Jumeirah Beach Residence Station 2 to Al Khail Gate 1)
Route F55A (from Satwa Bus Station 3 to Al Maktoum International Airport 1)
What is the cost of the ticket?
The ticket cost will vary depending on whether you are taking a shared or private cabin, with additional options like getting a family pass or special lounge and party packages.
A basic ticket for a shared cabin starts from Dh130 per person, a family pass which allows two adults and two children (between the age of three and 12) is priced at Dh370 while private cabins can go up to Dh1,150 or Dh1,900, depending on the package you take.