The JBR skyline is going through a total transformation at the moment…

Every time we’ve been to The Beach in the last few months, we’re greeted with a new sight.

The world’s largest observation wheel, Ain Dubai, has been in construction for some time – and work on its circular frame has now officially passed the halfway mark.

Five out of the eight wheel rim sections of the translated-in-English Dubai Eye have been successfully installed, giving us a good glimpse at how epic the whole thing will look when finished. 

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Standing at 210 metres high, it’ll be the world’s tallest observation wheel, sending Las Vegas’ 167-metre High Roller into second place.

 

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And it’ll offer more than just 360-degree views of the city.

Twelve of Ain Dubai’s 48 spacious stone-floored capsules can be converted into fine-dining destinations that’ll seat 12 guests – so your next special birthday? This would definitely tick all the boxes for an extraordinary venue.

Six premium capsules will also have a licensed bar, so you can have a tipple as you make the 48-minute full loop.

The double-glazed pods measure 30 square metres, so there’s plenty of space – they can fit 40 people in total, and they have special glass that’ll protect visitors from UV and infrared light (So even if you go for a spin in the height of summer, you won’t get burnt).

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The giant wheel (which will have a 250-metre diameter) is forming the centrepiece of Bluewaters Island, a Dhs6 billion project by Meeras.

The man-made destination will offer waterfront living with more than 600 residences up for grabs, as well as hotels, restaurants and shops.

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Residents will be able to access the island via a 265-metre pedestrian bridge from The Beach at JBR, an exit from Sheikh Zayed Road, or a monorail system.

 
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Those with particularly deep pockets can snap up one of four luxury penthouses, which come complete with private pools, ocean views, and some awe-inducing interiors.

The developer hasn’t yet said when Ain Dubai will open – though it’s revealed the capsules will be installed in 2018 – but we’ll keep you updated.

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