The Dubai Frame

Jul 24,2018

The Dubai Frame is an ambitious cultural project located near Zabeel Park, a 20-minute drive from the Dubai International Airport. The structure stands at a massive 492ft and paints Dubai in a unique real-life picture frame. A cross between a building and a tower, the monumental structure is not just a 360 view of the city but also an amalgamation of Dubai’s past, present and future.



The Dubai Frame project was the winning entry from the 2009 ThyssenKrupp Elevator International Award.  Architect Fernando Donis was awarded a $100,000 for his innovative proposal.

The structure is constructed out of glass, steel, aluminum, and reinforced concrete. It also features energy-efficient photovoltaic tiles which convert sunlight into energy. Construction cost a reported Dh 200 million and the frame was officially opened in January 2018.



The dubai frame is positioned in a way that pictures the city of Dubai from two perspectives- Modern Dubai on one side and Old Dubai on the other. The experience takes visitors through Old and Future Dubai Galleries, while the view from the frame showcases the state of present Dubai. 

Dubai is evolving into a city with a booming cultural scene and the frame is yet another unique monument that solidifies the governments initiative and vision for 2020.

Tickets to Dubai Frame are priced at Dh50 for adults and Dh20 for children aged three to 12 years while senior citizens and people of determination can enter for free.

For more info visit the official website at