|Town or city||Dubai|
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Construction started||May 2015|
|Height||250 m (820 ft)|
|Diameter||250 m (820 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Engineer||Hyundai Engineering & Construction;|
Ain Dubai (Arabic: عين دبي) is the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel located on Bluewaters Island, near the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The 250 m (820 ft) Ain Dubai (previously named the Dubai Eye or Dubai-I) at Bluewaters Island in the United Arab Emirates was announced in February 2013. Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Starneth Engineering were appointed as the primary design and construction contractors. Construction began in May 2015, anticipating completion in early to mid-2019. Further delays pushed the target opening to October 20, 2020, in order to coincide with Expo 2020, but this itself has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When completed, Ain Dubai will be 42.5 m (139 ft) taller than the current world's tallest observation wheel, the 167.6 m (550 ft) High Roller, which opened in Las Vegas in March 2014, and 19.5 m (64 ft) taller than the 190.5 m (625 ft) New York Wheel planned for Staten Island.
The wheel will be able to carry up to 1,400 passengers in its 48 capsules and provide views of Dubai Marina and landmarks such as Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, and Burj Khalifa. Its base will serve as an entertainment zone, and an 80-metre (260 ft) LED screen will be mounted on the wheel creating an electronic platform for broadcasting, advertisements, and other information.
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