AIN Dubai – The World’s Highest Observation Wheel on Bluewaters Island

About the AIN, the current building process and future AIN Dubai Tickets

Dubai is the largest city in the United Arabic Emirates and has so much to offer: next to the luxury hotel Burj al Arab and the world’s largest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, you will soon be able to visit the world’s largest observation wheel in Dubai!

The AIN Dubai is being built on the artificial Bluewaters Island and should be completed in 2018. Here you will get all the important information about AIN Dubai and tips for your planned trip to the beautiful Emirate of Dubai.

 

The “City of Gold” gets a new attraction

Dubai is known for luxury and its architecture of superlatives. The numerous skyscrapers offer an incredible skyline. Especially the turquoise blue sea and warm temperatures attract millions of tourists every year. But Dubai has so much more to offer: the largest building worldwide, the most luxurious hotel in the world and soon the world’s tallest observation wheel. From 2018 on you can visit this spectacle in the city: the AIN Dubai.

AIN Dubai - information about AIN tickets and building process
Simply majestic and breathtaking: The AIN on Bluewaters Island. Image © meraas.ae

Just to state that you have been in the largest observation wheel in the world a stay in Dubai is worth it. And then there is so much more to see in the city of gold! So if you plan a multi-day trip to the big city or even a longer holiday, you are exactly right with us. We offer you different AIN Dubai ticket options and combinations for special attractions, which will make your stay in the Middle East definitely unforgettable! You can learn more about AIN ticket prices and ticket options at the end of the article.

AIN Dubai – The World’s Tallest Observation Wheel

The AIN will provide you with one of the most spectacular views on Dubai's skyline.
The AIN will provide you with one of the most spectacular views on Dubai’s skyline. Image (Rendering) © meraas.ae

The newest building in Dubai will be 260 meters high and is scheduled to open in 2018. In comparison, the world-famous ferris wheel in England “London Eye” with its 154 meters is the highest wheel in Europe. At least something, but it’s almost seen small in contrast to the AIN Dubai. It is built on the artificial Bluewaters Island, located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence. One ride lasts 48 minutes and before each ride the visitors first take place in a 4D cinema near the observation wheel. There the golden city of Dubai is presented in an impressive way and with interesting facts.

Then finally the ride with the gigantic “ferris wheel”-like tourist attraction begins. There will be 48 cabins where a total of 1,400 people can fit in. That’s huge! The large cabins of AIN Dubai offer visitors indescribable luxury: rich parquet floors, sofas, tables and more. It seems like a living room in the clouds with a breathtaking view of Dubai Marina, Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab.

In addition to the main attraction, there will be several restaurants and hotels on the island, which will surely perfect your holiday. Another attraction is the exterior of the Dubai observation wheel, which features an oversized circular display with a diameter of 80 meters. In 2018 when the AIN Dubai is completed, the famous “High Roller” in Las Vegas is no longer the world’s tallest ferris wheel and we have a new world record.

So, do not miss the opportunity and be one of the first to be able to enjoy the most beautiful view on the largest observation wheel in the world: as in the fairy tale of 1001 nights.

Facts about the world’s tallest observation wheel at a glance:

  • Start of construction: May 2015
  • Expected opening: 2018
  • Location: Bluewaters Island
  • Costs: approx. € 238 million
  • Height: 260 meters
  • 48 large cabins
  • Space for 1,400 people
  • One ride lasts 48 minutes

 

Bluewaters Island

The artificially sprinkled Bluewaters Island is off the coast of the Jumeirah Beach Residence. Besides the centerpiece AIN Dubai the island is expected to have special hotel facilities, shops and other entertainment facilities. Due to the direct connection between the island and Sheikh Zayed Road there will be a monorail-system for Dubai visitors to get to the entertainment center. In addition, pedestrians can cross a bridge from the JBR beach to Bluewaters.

Dubai AIN Tickets

As soon as the new attraction of Dubai is completed there will be various tickets available. We will offer different ticket options as well as simple rides but also combi-tickets combined with other great sights and attractions. So if we got further information on the prices and the possible combinations concerning the Dubai AIN tickets, we will of course provide them as soon as possible. Until then you can follow us on Facebook where we keep you informed about the current construction progress and update you about the availability of Dubai AIN tickets.

Bluewaters Island
Bluewaters Island. Image (Rendering) © meraas.ae

FAQ

Where can I buy Dubai AIN Tickets?

Exactly here! As soon as the Dubai observation wheel is finished and the ticket options are negotiated we provide information about all variants and prices online. Like us on Facebook to be constantly up-to-date.

Is a visit to Bluewaters Island worth it?

Is visiting an artificial island in the largest city in the United Arabic Emirates really worth it? Hell yes, it is! Apart from the soon biggest ferris wheel worldwide you can visit wonderful restaurants and shops on Bluewaters. First class hotel facilities will be built on the island. Just like the rest of Dubai, those facilities will shine due to all the splendor and luxury. Definitely worth seeing!

In addition, you have the possibility to test various water sports activities on the beach of Bluewaters. So, after the spectacular view of the Dubai skyline from the obsevation wheel you can for example go for wakeboarding, parasailing or rent a banana boat.

What giant ferris wheels outpaces the AIN Dubai?

The reigning world champion “High Roller” in Las Vegas will be thrust from the throne with the completion of the AIN Dubai in 2018. Just after the 167m high ferris wheel follows the “Singapore Flyer” in Singapore with 165m. Of course the Chinese have to go along with that and so the “Star of Nanchang” in Nanchang, China is 160m tall. The famous “London Eye” with 135m height ended up in fifth place.

How to get to Bluewaters?

By means of a direct connection to the Sheikh Zayed Road there will be a monorail-system for the visitors of Dubai to get to the new center of entertainment. Pedestrians can also come across a bridge from JBR Beach to Bluewaters.

What time of day do you recommend for a ride with AIN Dubai?

The spectacular 48-minute ride is a unique experience both during the day and in the evening! But in the evening, when the skyline of Dubai is beautifully lit, the view is even a bit better and definitely unforgettable.

Author: Marina Algasinger