Ain Dubai to open to the public on October 21 with tickets now available to book

Prices start from Dh130 and a single rotation of the wheel takes 38 minutes

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It’s been one of the UAE’s most anticipated launches of the year, and the wait is finally over.

Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest observation wheel, has announced that it will be opening to the public on October 21.

Tickets for the attraction will cost from Dh130 for adults and Dh100 children, and can be purchased now from the Ain Dubai website.

“I believe Ain Dubai is going to eclipse anything that’s come before it,” says Ron Drake, general manager of Ain Dubai. “It’s a new way of entertainment for Dubai.”

World's tallest observation wheel to open on October 21 in Dubai

World's tallest observation wheel to open on October 21 in Dubai

A single rotation takes about 38 minutes, and gives guests 360-degree views of the Dubai skyline from luxe air-conditioned pods. But it’s the hospitality offerings that separate Ain Dubai from other similar attractions around the world, says Drake.

“We offer a full selection of 19 unique entertainment experiences. These are multilayered experiences we offer to our guests so they keep coming back for more. There are different views during the daytime of Bluewaters Island views and during the night-time, the beautiful LED Lights of the Dubai skyline.

“We have packages where you can customise everything from the music to the decor to the food to the lighting.”

Prices go up to Dh4,500 for a group of eight, for the more exclusive dining experiences. Ain Dubai will be open daily from noon to 10pm.

Visitors are advised to arrive 30 to 60 minutes ahead of time to complete the entry process, buy snacks and to use the toilets.

Food and drinks bought externally or from home will not be permitted on Ain Dubai, but visitors will be able to purchase items from the lounge or the concessions inside the cabins.

The attraction, located on Bluewaters Island, has already become a permanent part of the Dubai skyline. Standing 250-metres tall, the record-breaking structure is nearly twice the height of the London Eye. It houses 48 pods, with each having the capacity to accommodate up to 40 guests, although that number has been reduced owing to Covid-19 safety regulations.

Covid-19 safety regulations

Wearing masks will be mandatory within the cabins. Besides this, Ain Dubai will have precautionary measures including: providing disposable masks and hand sanitiser; an online ticketing system; physical barriers between guests and staff; contactless payment; electronic devices for ordering food and drinks in the lounge; a limited number of guests within each cabin; and regular disinfection of frequently touched areas.

More information on parking and the experiences can be found here

Updated: August 25, 2021, 7:42 AM