The Dubai Frame

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The Dubai Frame 

The Dubai Frame is a remarkable architectural landmark among Dubai’s many new attractions. As the world’s largest frame, this beautiful structure offers marvellous views of the city.

About Dubai Frame

Dubai Frame consists of two vertical towers linked by a horizontal bridge at the top. Although it looks like it’s plated in gold, it’s actually gold-coloured stainless steel cladding.

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The popular attraction opened in 2018 and sits within Zaabeel Park, measuring 150 metres tall and 93 metres wide.

What’s inside the Dubai Frame?

When you enter the stunning golden structure, you’ll pass through a small museum that presents the history of Dubai through interactive exhibits and multimedia displays, showcasing the city’s extraordinary evolution.

Dubai Frame Museum

Next, you’ll move on to the present before the last step when you’re taken on a journey to the future.

Dubai Frame Sky Deck

After leaving the Dubai Frame museum, you’ll go in a glass elevator up 78 floors, getting your first glimpses of Dubai from above.

Once at the top of the Frame, you’ll have an amazing 360-degree view of the city. On one side lies ‘Old Dubai’, including old districts such as Al Karama, Umm Hurair, and Bur Dubai. On the opposite side, New Dubai emerges, with its iconic skyline of landmarks, such as Burj Khalifa.

One of its most remarkable features is the glass floor looking down to the park below. However, not everyone likes to walk on it, and you can easily keep to the sides if it makes you nervous.

view from dubai frame glass floor

The glass panels are only in the centre of the deck and, if you prefer, it can be avoided but moving straight to the sides when you come out the lift.

I visited with family, who were fine walking around the sides, but didn’t like the downward view at all.

Personally, I loved looking down! It’s not a spectacular view though, just one of the park below so you’re really not missing anything if you stick to the side views and do a loop.

The Frame Sky Deck also includes augmented reality screens with details about the landmarks you can see.

If you want to spend more time enjoying the glorious view, there is a cafe on the Observation Deck where you can enjoy good coffee and some snacks .

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Dubai Frame View

On the left is old Dubai while the right looks over to Burj Khalifa and newer areas of the city including the Financial District.

Looking to the Future

Going back down in the lift at the other end, you’ll complete your 360-degree view of the city. The Frame experience isn’t finished yet though as you pass through a tunnel projecting the vision with special effects and of how Dubai will look 50 years from now.

With its cutting-edge design, informative museum, and stunning vistas, this is a must-see for any visit to Dubai. So book now and prepare to experience Dubai from an entirely new angle.

Dubai Frame Opening Hours

The Dubai Frame timings are from 9am to 9pm daily

Dubai Frame Ticket Prices 

AED 50, children under three and People of Determination (with one companion) go free.

You can buy tickets for Dubai Frame online or at the entrance, but it is advisable to book in advance, particularly on weekends when queues may be longer. Buy Dubai Frame tickets online now

Combi-ticket for the Frame, IMG and Global Village available here.

How to get to Dubai Frame?

Entrance to Dubai Frame is at Gate 4 of  Zabeel Park. If you’re going by car, there is paid parking outside at a flat rate of AED 10. (First twenty minutes are free if you’re being picked up or dropped off.)

By public transport, you can take the metro to Al Jafiliya Metro Station on the Red Line and walk a little. If you’re used to using the bus system, the F09 stops right outside.

What Time is Best To Visit Dubai Frame

You can visit any time before 9am and 9pm but the golden hour is a lovely time and you can hang around for the sunset. However, any time of day is good.

How long is a visit to Dubai Frame?

You can stay as long as you like but the average visit is one to two hours.

Other Top Places to Enjoy the Best View of Dubai

At The Top, Burj Khalifa – Buy tickets now

The View at The Palm – Buy tickets now

Sky Views Observatory with Glass Slide – See more and Book Tickets now

Ain Dubai – Largest Ferris Wheel in the World – Book now

And if you’re really adventurous!

Sky Views Dubai Edge Walk Experience – Buy tickets online now

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Experience – Book your experience now

Dinner in the Sky – Book your experience now

Para-sailing – Book your experience now

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  • What is the Dubai Frame made of? The Frame is made of concrete, steel, laminated glass and stainless steel.
  • Where can I get Frame Dubai tickets?/Where can I make a Dubai the Frame booking? – You can buy tickets online here
  • What are the Dubai Frame timings? It is open daily from 9am to 9pm.
  • Where is the frame of Dubai located? It’s located in Zaabeel Park.
  • How much did Dubai Frame cost to build? It cost AED 160 million.
  • What is the Dubai gold frame?/What is the golden frame Dubai/What is the picture frame building in Dubai? It’s Dubai Frame. See the post above for more info.


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