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Dubai set for grand opening of world’s largest observation wheel

DUBAI, October 16, 2021

Ain Dubai, the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel by Dubai Holding, has lined up two days of family entertainment programmes and activities to mark its opening on October 21 at the spacious Ain Dubai Plaza.
 
Standing at over 250 m, it is the centrepiece of the $1.6-billion Bluewaters project. The record-breaking monument offers unforgettable social and celebratory experiences as well as 360-degree views of Dubai in premium comfort – all at heart of Bluewaters, the sophisticated, must-visit island destination. 
 
The 48 passenger cabins that circle the enormous circumference of the wheel have capacity to carry more than 1,750 visitors at once.
 
Announcing the programme details, Ain Dubai said doors will open at 2pm on Thursday where visitors can expect a host of family entertainment and activities with 12 food trucks and more from 2pm to 7pm. Entry for opening weekend at the Ain Dubai Plaza is free for all.
 
From 8pm, DJ Dany Neville will play a set on stage, which will also be played into cabins for guests riding, accompanied by several light shows taking place across the evening. The official opening celebration kicks off at 8.30pm with a light and drone show and fireworks.
 
Ronald Drake, General Manager, Ain Dubai said: "We’ve seen the excitement across the city peak as we get closer to opening so it was only fitting that we host an opening that was in line with all that Ain Dubai has to offer as the ultimate celebration destination."
 
"We can’t wait to welcome the world to see everything beyond the stunning view of Dubai’s dazzling skyline available at Ain Dubai, from family entertainment to sunset views and DJ sets. We have plenty of surprises in store across the two days, making it the perfect place to spend the long weekend," stated Drake.
 
Lauding the early birds who’ve pre-booked for the opening, Drake said: "They will get to experience a 38-minute rotation in the cabins and hence can get their cameras ready for that magical sunset slot which will be complemented by sunset beats across the Plaza to really set the scene and put guests in that long-weekend mood."
 
Day two will again kick off at 2pm with more entertainment across the day and throughout the evening, including artists from Flash Entertainment and Virgin Radio Dubai’s Regional Artist Spotlight (RAS) initiative. 
 
"RAS brings together the best musical talent under the spotlight of the biggest regional players in the field of entertainment to deliver music from across genres - think rap to rock and everything in between," stated Drake.
 
Ain Dubai will host several acts across the evening with the wheel and mesmerising light shows providing the perfect backdrop, he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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