Ain Dubai: World's Tallest Ferris Wheel Overview

Translating literally to ‘Dubai Eye’, the stunning giant wheel of Ain Dubai is on its way to becoming one of the most impressive landmarks of the largest city of UAE, Dubai. Ain Dubai features 48 capsules having the capacity to accommodate a total of 1400 people at a single time. Therefore you can enjoy many beautiful views of Dubai's skyline from its top.

Expected to make for the highest and largest vintage wheel of the world, this gigantic structure promises to offer 360 degrees of panoramic views of the entire city along with its coastline. In an attempt to get a perspective of its altitude, you can be sure that the towering Ferris wheel will be more than 167 meters tall, surpassing all the lofty observation wheels across the world.

This magnificent height of Ain Dubai will offer its visitors numerous awe-inspiring views of the most celebrated landmarks of Dubai, such as the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and Palm Jumeirah, to soak in while they enjoy their fun-filled and exhilarating ride.

In addition to its height, the weight of the Ain Dubai is also awe-striking. In an attempt to get a perspective of its weight, you can make yourself believe that the Ferris wheel is supposed to weigh 25 per cent more compared to the magnificent Eiffel Tower of Paris! The engineers working on this project had to make use of gigantic cranes with a 3000-tonne lifting capacity for moving the various sections of this wheel.

Ain Dubai features 48 capsules having the capacity to accommodate a total of 1400 people at a single time. Entirely made of glass, each capsule measures 30 sq. meters and features a LED screen providing essential information about the surrounding views to the travellers. The Dubai Eye Ferris wheel will also feature VIP capsules that can accommodate up to 12 travellers and offer private fine dining options.

Six capsules of the wheel will even house licensed bars for the travelers to enjoy the most amazing sundowner in the city. With each ride lasting for around 45 minutes, the adventure junkies will get enough time to take home a world-class experience, riding lavishly against the breathtaking skyline of Dubai.

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• Take an enthralling ride in the tallest ferris wheel of the world, Ain Dubai.
• Soak in the picturesque Dubai skyline.
• Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of some of the iconic landmarks of Dubai including Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, and Burj Khalifa.
• Experience a unique, world-class fine dining experience, at around 210 meters above sea level.
• Enjoy a full bar experience and soak in the awe-inspiring views as you sip some gorgeous cocktails for the night.
• Enjoy the mind-boggling ride on the ferris wheel, as you enjoy watching a broadcast movie on the 80 meters LED screen.
• Let out your inner shopaholic free and enjoy an extravagant shopping spree, buying your favourite souvenirs at the bustling retail outlets on the ferris wheel.

How To Reach

You can reach Ain Dubai from Dubai Airport by 3 possible ways:

1. By Metro: You can board the metro from Airport Terminal 3 and reach Jumeirah Lakes Towers in 46 minutes. From here, you can cover a small distance of 3.2 kilometers by foot or take a taxi and arrive at Ain Dubai within 15 to 20 minutes.

2. By Taxi: You can also directly take a taxi from the Dubai Airport (DXB) and reach Ain Dubai in an hour.

3. By Bus: You can take the SkyBus from the Dubai International Airport and reach Hilton Jumeirah Hotel in 1 hour and 40 minutes. From here, you can cover a small distance of 2 kilometers by foot or take a taxi and arrive at Ain Dubai within 5 to 15 minutes.

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Places to visit near Ain Dubai

1.Dubai Marina 

Located in ‘New Dubai’, the conceptualized artificial canal city of Dubai Marina is a surreal waterfront development that houses upscale hotels, shops, and other recreational options. While you’re here, you can enjoy a speedboat tour, take evening strolls on the Marine Walkway, or experience the dinner cruise.

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2.The Third Line 

Making for one of Dubai’s oldest art galleries, The Third Line displays brilliant international, regional, and local artworks. Spread across an area of around 83,002 square feet, the gallery also houses an audio/visual room, a bookstore, and a library and even sells out art publications in Arabic and English languages.

3.Mall of the Emirates 

Considered to be one of the world’s leading shopping malls, the Mall of the Emirates is home to an indoor ski resort, 100 food shops, a theatre, and 630 top global brands. Some of the major attractions of this mall include Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, Magic Planet, Texas de Brazil, Ski Dubai, and VOX Cinemas.

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4.Aquaventure Waterpark 

Known as one of Dubai’s biggest waterparks, Aquaventure features an array of azure pools, exhilarating rides, elegant restaurants, and souvenir shops. Adventure seekers visiting the park can enjoy ziplining, shark safari, and stingrays feeding.

Pier 7 

Sheltering seven unique world-class restaurants, Mama Zonia, Asia Asia, Cargo, The Fume, The Scene, Abd el Wahab, and Atelier M, Pier 7 is a paradise for the food lovers. Spread across seven floors, this place also boasts a brilliant architecture to marvel at.

5.Al Sufouh Beach 

Also known popularly as ‘Hidden Beach’, Al Sufouh Beach can be accessed via a narrow sandy trail snaking between the magnificent regal palaces in Al Sufouh. The secret location of this beach lets visitors enjoy an undisturbed laid-back beach holiday, sunbathing and swimming with their loved ones.

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About Bluewaters Island - The Home of Ain Dubai

Opened back in November 2018, Bluewaters Island is basically an artificial island nestled off the coast of the Jumeirah Beach Residence. Flaunting an amazing amalgamation of the typical island calm and the urban buzz, this flamboyant island shelters residential, leisure, lifestyle, and hospitality options, all at one place.

The island features a total of 10 apartment buildings that are facilitated with swimming pools, fully-equipped gyms, kids’ play areas, landscaped gardens, and basketball courts. In addition, mosques, food outlets, and shops can also be found housed in this spectacular island.   

The Wharf forms a special attraction on Bluewaters Island with its 132 catering and retail outlets. The culinary options dotted here range from iconic bars and cafes offering international delights to elegant fine dining options perched on the serene waters directly.

Bluewaters Island has recently got the magnificent Ain Dubai within its shelters, which will be soon opening to outsmart many giant vantage wheels across the globe.

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Facts about Ain Dubai

1. The Actual Height of Ain Dubai Is Not Yet Known: Although it is said that the height of Ain Dubai will be more than that of the London Eye in London, the New York Wheel, and the High Roller in Las Vegas, yet the exact altitude of the structure is not yet known.

2. The Weight of the Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel is More than that of the Eiffel Tower: While the overall weight of the largest structure of Europe, the Eiffel Tower is 7,300 tonnes, the Ain Dubai together with its spindle, hub, and other components will most expectantly weigh 9,000 tonnes (approximately 25% more). 

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3. Components of the Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel Have Been Made in Switzerland: With a total of 48 high-tech capsules manufactured in Switzerland, by Swiss Rides and the rim sections made using top-notch Korean and German steel, the Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel is a brilliant UAE monument with an excellent international pedigree.

4. The Arabic Term ‘AIN’ Implies Eye: The Arabic name “Ain Dubai” translates to “Dubai Eye” in english. The monument has been named so as it will let the visitors enjoy mesmerizing views of the city and its important landscapes including Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and Palm Jumeirah.

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Observation Cabins

Observation Cabins

The observation cabins of Ain Dubai provide you with a chance to enjoy a 38 minute long session of riding a capsule with indoor air conditioned area. these cabins not only provide you with some of the most brilliant views of Dubai's skyline, but also make sure that you are rested well and are provided with all the major facilities.

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Social Experiences

Social Experiences

Most of the people have been to a fantastic party with proper drinks and music at various destinaions, but doing the same while in sky is totally a different experience. Ain Dubai has several observation cabins specifically designed for social experiences, in which different people can hang out and have fun with their loved ones.

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Private Cabins

Private Cabins

If you are planning some private events then step inside the air conditioned observation capsules of Ain Dubai. The best part is that you can pre book private observation capsules which will then let you enjoy the panoramic views as well as sweet private time with your loved ones.

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Ain Dubai: World's Tallest Ferris Wheel FAQs

Is the Dubai eye open?

The Dubai Eye is expected to open in 2021. Initially, the Dubai Eye Ferris wheel was anticipated to be completed in mid-2019. However, the opening of the same was delayed and the observation wheel was scheduled to open on 20th October 2020. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the opening of the Dubai Eye is pushed to 2021.

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How tall is the Dubai Eye?

The Dubai Eye has an altitude of around 210 meters. The Dubai Eye is considered to be the tallest observation wheel of the world, surpassing the 135 meters tall London Eye and the 167 meters tall High Roller in Las Vegas.

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What time of day do you recommend for a ride with AIN Dubai?

The best time of the day for taking a ride in the Ain Dubai ferris wheel is evening. During this time, you can enjoy the mesmerizing views of the sunset as well as catch a glimpse of the famous landmarks of the city lighted up colourfully and shrouded by the ombre and pink hues of the sky.

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Where can I buy tickets for the Ain Dubai?

As soon as the Ain Dubai opens up for the public visitors, you can purchase your tickets from Thrillophilia easily and most conveniently.

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Is it worth visiting Bluewaters Island?

Yes, it is totally worth it to visit Dubai’s Bluewaters Island. This island offers you the chance to indulge in a variety of recreational activities including riding the Ain Dubai ferris wheel, dining at the Caesars Palace, and enjoying an extravagant shopping spree at Arabia to Go.

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Which giant wheels does the Ain Dubai outstrip?

The majestic Ain Dubai outstrips “High Roller” in Las Vegas, “Singapore Flyer” in Singapore, “Star of Nanchang” in China, and “London Eye” in London, which measure 167m, 165m, 160m, and 135m in height respectively.

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How to get to Bluewaters Island?

You can get to Bluewaters Island through the Sheikh Zayed Road. Once you reach this road, you can conveniently arrive at Bluewaters Island by the monorail system available here for the visitors. You can also walk a 5 minutes bridge to reach Bluewaters Island from the JBR Beach.

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How do I get from Bluewaters to Dubai by Metro?

You can take the metro from the Dubai Airport Terminal 3 and reach Jumeirah Lakes Towers. From here, you can cover a small distance of 3.2 kilometers by foot or take a taxi to reach Bluewaters Island.

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Ain Dubai: World's Tallest Ferris Wheel Reviews

Nandini M
Reviewed: 02 Mar 2022
One of my best experiences in Dubai has been riding on the Dubai Ain. The ferris wheel offers really good views of the Marina and the towers alongside and serves as a great vantage point. My partner and I enjoyed it a lot.
Ajit Khan
Reviewed: 12 Feb 2022
I had heard about Ain Dubai, which is the largest Ferris wheel in the world, and wanted to take a ride in it. Luckily I found the best price on Thrillophilia’s website, so I booked it. And it was the best decision, since the experience was out of this world. The Bluewaters Island looked amazing from... Read More
Rahil Faizaan
Reviewed: 27 Jan 2022
My partner and I booked our tickets for the Ain Dubai ride from Thrillophilia. The experience itself was fantastic. We got some superb views of the city and the tickets were well priced as well. Would recommend it.
Anand Dubashi
Reviewed: 18 Dec 2021
I would definitely recommend this package to everyone. It is because of this package by Thrillophilia and its amazing team that I got the chance to ride in Ain Dubai, and enjoy views of places like the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah. This will surely be the most memorable thing I have ... Read More
Satyen Naik
Reviewed: 18 Dec 2021
I would definitely recommend this package to everyone. It is because of this package by Thrillophilia and its amazing team that I got the chance to ride in Ain Dubai, and enjoy views of places like the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah. This will surely be the most memorable thing I have ... Read More
Aagneya Nambeesan
Reviewed: 12 Nov 2021
Last year, me and my husband decided to opt for this package via Thrillophilia and needless to say it was totally worth it! We witnessed the spectacular view of Dubai's famous attractions and had a memorable experience.

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