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Your Ultimate Guide to the Thrilling Ain Dubai

Your Ultimate Guide to the Thrilling Ain Dubai

Activities & Adventure 4 MINS READ

Ain Dubai is the newest landmark in Dubai’s extensive roster of attractions that break global records. It is currently closed.

Situated on Bluewaters Island, the massive observation wheel is the highest and largest of its kind worldwide, rising to an impressive 250 meters.

However, among these marvels stands the observation wheel, a testament to human ingenuity and engineering excellence.

So, if you plan to experience this extraordinary attraction when it opens again in 2024, here’s your ultimate guide to making the most of your journey.

About Ain Dubai


📍 AddressBluewaters – Bluewaters Island – Dubai. Get Directions
🤑 Ticket PriceFor adults, it is Dh 130 and Dh 100 for kids
⏰ Opening HoursTuesdays & Wednesdays: 10 am to 9 pm
Thursday to Saturday: 12 pm to 9 pm

The observation wheel provides unparalleled 360-degree views of the city skyline in a leisurely yet captivating 38-minute ride. It is across the river from the famous Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR) marina. Thanks to 48 air-conditioned passenger compartments, one revolution is all it takes for 1,750 guests to experience this fantastic ride.

Did you know this interesting fact? The High Roller, which opened in Las Vegas in March 2014, was the previous world’s largest observation wheel, standing 82.4 meters (270 feet) taller than Ain Dubai.

Things to do at Dubai Ferris Wheel

Once the observation wheel is open, here we are presenting what you can expect during your visit:

Boarding the Cabin

As you approach the observation wheel, marvel at its sheer size and elegance. Each cabin offers spacious, air-conditioned comfort, ensuring a pleasant ride regardless of the weather outside. Step aboard and prepare for a breathtaking ascent into the sky.

Panoramic Views

As Ain Dubai begins its gentle rotation, prepare to be captivated by the panoramic views unfolding before your eyes. Admire Dubai’s iconic landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, and Burj Al Arab, from a unique vantage point suspended high above the ground.

Open day and night, Dubai offers visitors two perspectives: its skyscrapers shining in the sunlight or the scenery progressively turning into the night as darkness falls.

In addition, the observation wheel is more than an elevated vantage point for transforming city perspectives. The wheel’s base serves as a world-class entertainment zone with a large LED screen mounted on it.

Unforgettable Moments

Photo Credit: Dubai Ticket

Visitors can choose from three different pod experiences: observation cabins, social cabins, and private cabins. The family-friendly observation cabins offer fantastic views, a 38-minute excursion, and photo opportunities.

However, whether traveling solo, with loved ones, or in a group, the observation wheel provides the perfect setting for creating unforgettable memories. Capture stunning photographs, share moments of wonder with fellow passengers, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Dubai from a perspective like no other.

Preparing for the Journey

Photo Credit: Expat Woman

Before embarking on your adventure to the observation wheel once it is open, planning your visit meticulously is essential to ensure a seamless and unforgettable experience. Here are some steps to consider:

  • Booking Tickets: Secure your tickets in advance to avoid long queues and disappointment. Tickets for the observation wheel can be purchased online through various platforms. Consider opting for fast-track or VIP tickets to skip the lines and enjoy exclusive perks. Pod rides cost AED 130, while a premium private cabin experience can cost more than AED 1,900.
  • Choosing the Right Time: The ideal time to visit the Ferris wheel is crucial for optimal enjoyment. While the attraction is open throughout the day, consider scheduling your visit during sunset or nighttime to witness Dubai’s mesmerizing skyline illuminated against the backdrop of the Arabian Gulf.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Ain Dubai located?

Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel is situated on Bluewaters Island, off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai, UAE.

How long does each Dubai Eye Ferris Wheel ride take?

Each wheel revolution takes around 38 minutes, allowing ample time for selfies, videos, and enjoying the views.

What can you see from the Ferris wheel in Dubai?

From the top, you can see the Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis, the Palm, and Dubai Marina. Once you reach a certain height, Downtown Dubai and the Burj Khalifa will come into view.

What are the different types of cabins at Dubai Eye?

There are observation cabins, communal cabins, and private cabins. Private cabins can be upgraded with private bars and fine dining for special occasions

How do you get to the Big Wheel Dubai?

You can reach the Dubai Eye by taking Exit 31 on Sheikh Zayed Road towards Abu Dhabi and following the signs. Alternatively, you can use public transport from Jumeirah Beach Residence Tram Station or DMCC Metro Station.

Are there any dining options available in the Dubai observation wheel?

Yes, some cabins offer dining experiences with food and beverages. These are usually part of special packages.

What are the top tourist attractions in Dubai?

The top tourist attractions in Dubai include:

Ritesh Raj

COO at CuddlyNest

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Last update: 29 May 2024

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