Dubai’s skyline gets a new icon…

If you spend a lot of time at JBR, you will have watched with interest over the past year as the Ain Dubai has taken shape.

Located on the Bluewaters Island development, the 210-metre-high observation wheel – also known as the Dubai Eye – is set to become the largest and highest in the world, providing 360-degree views of the city and its coastline.

It’s hard to believe just eight months ago, it looked like this:

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But this month, the eighth and final section was installed – completing the circle:

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Dubai Media Office has shared this amazing shot of the new icon:

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So, when can we go for a spin?

Even though it looks finished, there’s still quite a bit of work to do – though it is scheduled to open sometime this year.

There will be 48 passenger capsules installed, which will each be able to fit 40 passengers. They’ll be so spacious that you’ll be able to stroll around inside them.

Some of these capsules will be private ‘fine-dining’ pods that seat up to 12 guests, so you’ll be able to rent one out for a special occasion. Six of the capsules will also have a licensed bar (we’re guessing it will become THE spot for sundowners in JBR).

Here’s what it will look like when it’s all lit up in the evenings:

Ain Dubai will act as the centrepiece for Bluewaters Island, which is also set to be home to the famous Madame Tussauds waxwork museum.

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