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Dubai Eye Ferris Wheel: The 210 metre-high structure will overtake the new High Roller in Las Vegas (standing at 167.6m) as the world's tallest such attraction. The ferris wheel will include 48 luxury capsules capable of holding 1,400 visitors and offer views of Dubai’s iconic landmarks such as Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah and Burj Khalifa, according to Meeras. Work has begun on the ferris wheel, which is part of the $1.6 billion Bluewaters Island development off the Dubai coast and is expected to be completed by 2016.


Bluewaters project in Dubai is over 75 per cent complete

Developer Meraas has announced that construction at Bluewaters in Dubai is over 75 per cent complete, transitioning from structural work to facades.

Facade work has undergone on all 10 apartment buildings and 17 townhouses, which offer panoramic views of The Palm, The Beach opposite JBR, the ocean, gardens, and Dubai’s skyline.

Bluewaters will also house a boulevard, retail, dining and leisure and entertainment venues, as well as two hotels. Work is currently underway on all the above mentioned entities as well as the infrastructure that connects the community to the city.

The project will also be home to Ain Dubai, the tallest and largest observation wheel in the world.

Brian Schofield, vice president at Meraas said that work on all the components that make up the Bluewaters project is taking place simultaneously.

“This requires a great deal of coordination and in bringing the entire Bluewaters experience to life, we’ve engaged five main contractors and over 40 of the world’s leading consultant firms to ensure we are able to deliver a creative urban destination,” he said.

Bluewaters will be connected by direct road access to Sheikh Zayed Road and a driverless Group Rapid Transport system with 25 autonomous vehicles ferrying 2,500 people in an hour in each direction on the 4.5 minute journey between Bluewaters and the Dubai Metro.

A 265 metre pedestrian bridge will also link the island to The Beach.

The handover of the Bluewaters residences is scheduled in Q1, 2018.