World’s tallest Ferris wheel ‘Ain Dubai’ to open

Standing at over 250 metres high, the structure will be over 200 per cent taller than the first ever Ferris wheel, demonstrating Meraas’ continuous desire to push the boundaries of what’s possible with modern engineering and construction.

Meraas also confirmed that the eighth and final 450-tonne temporary spoke has been successfully removed from the structure and the last of the permanent spoke cables has been installed, as progress on the project continues unabated.

Ain Dubai is set to become the main attraction on Blue-waters Island, which also features entertainment, retail, residential and hospitality offerings.

Ain Dubai in Numbers:

– 5 tonnes: the weight of each permanent spoke cable that holds the wheel rim in place.

– 1 football pitch: length of each permanent spoke is longer than a professional football pitch.

– 2,400: distance in kilometres of all the cable wires housed inside the spoke cables if they were joined end to end. That’s the same distance as Dubai to Cairo.

– 16 Airbus A380s: The equivalent weight of the wheel rim.

– 250+: height in meters of Ain Dubai, making it the world’s tallest observation wheel.

– 167: height in metres of world’s second tallest observation wheel – the High Roller in Las Vegas, USA.

– 135: height in metres of world’s third tallest observation wheel – the London Eye in London, United Kingdom.

– 126: length in meters of the legs that support the structure.

– 15: London buses can fit inside each leg.

– 25: % more steel used in to construct Ain Dubai than iron was used on The Eiffel Tower.

– 9,000: tonnes of steel used in the construction of Ain Dubai.

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