It’s looking pretty spectacular…

Bluewaters Island – the development opposite The Beach at JBR – received a VIP visitor this week; the one and only HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai reviewed the progress of the Dhs8 billion development, which is home to the world’s largest and tallest ferris wheel.

The Ain Dubai observation wheel has come full circle
Here’s what life on Dubai’s Bluewaters Island will look like

When complete, Bluewaters Island is expected to become a major tourist destination, with shops, restaurants and other attractions (including a Madame Tussauds wax museum).

“We want our country to be known as a land of happiness and hope for both people and visitors, and for all those who have ambitions and dreams,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

“The projects we see around us today reflect this vision as well as our determination to achieve the highest levels of excellence.”

Here are some more pics of the Dubai ruler exploring Bluewaters Island:

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The centrepiece of Bluewaters Island is Ain Dubai, a 210-metre high observation wheel. The wheel rim was completed earlier this year, and has already become a prominent feature of the Dubai skyline.

The attraction will offer 360-degree views of the city and its coastline, with passenger pods so spacious that visitors will be able to walk around in them.

One of the legs of Ain Dubai will also feature the world’s highest rope climbing platform, with a height of over 150 metres.

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