Architecture, Dubai, Dubai Frame, Dubai Municipality, Fernando Donis

Dubai Frame opens to the public

The Dubai Frame, the emirate’s latest tourist attraction, opened to the public on January 1, complete with gold cladding in a circular motif based on the logo for the Dubai Expo 2020.

The structure is comprised of a pair of 150-metre towers that are connected by a 93-metre-wide bridge, stationed in Za’abeel Park, and resembling a massive picture frame.

The ground floor of Dubai Frame features a museum showcasing the UAE’s history and its urban development, while a 24m2 glass panel on the floor of the bridge allows visitors to view the city down below.

The landmark also represents the two sides of Dubai: on one side visitors can see ‘modern Dubai’ including the Emirates Towers and Burj Khalifa; while the other side offers views of the older parts of the city such as Deira, Umm Harare and Karama.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai toured the building prior to its opening and described it as an “elegant architectural feat”.

Dubai Frame was designed by architect Fernando Donis in 2008 for a competition organised by the Dubai Municipality and ThyssenKrupp Elevator.