The Dubai Frame is an architectural landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai. It holds the record for the largest frame in the world. Dubai Frame opened to the public in January 2018 and has quickly become one of the most popular attractions in Dubai and in the UAE. Standing tall at 150 m, Dubai Frame provides a bird’s eye view of the city’s famous and spectacular skyline, you can experience the views of Old and New Dubai and see how the city has transformed into one of a kind metropolitan.
Design for Dubai Frame: There was a competition held in 2009 for the design of Dubai Frame by ThyssenKrupp Elevator International. The current design was shortlisted from 926 entries, and the eventual winner was Fernando Donis. He envisioned a structure from which one could view the many ‘emblems’ of Dubai, instead of adding another building to the already packed skyline. This creative thinking won him $100,000 and gave the world the Dubai Frame building.
The Concept of Dubai frame: the Dubai Frame is like a bridge between the past and the present. It has also been bestowed with the ‘largest frame in the world’ title. It has two gigantic towers that are connected through a bridge, and hence, looks like a Dubai photo frame. The two towers stand at a staggering 150 meters in height. They are connected by a bridge that is 93 meters long. From this bridge, you get 360-degree views of Dubai. There’s a 25-meter glass panel that is specially made for the views.
Materials used in Dubai frame: The core materials used to create this behemoth are reinforced concrete, aluminum, steel, and glass. , The 25-meter middle section of the 93-meter bridge is completely made of glass, which is quite thick and can take tremendous amounts of weight. A lot of hard work and precision has gone into the position of the Dubai Frame. It had to be positioned in such a way that old and new Dubai attractions and landmarks would be on either side of the frame.