Dubai Frame opened its doors to the public in January 2018 and has quickly become one of the most popular attractions in Dubai and the UAE. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your weekends in Dubai, and haven’t already been here, then visiting the Dubai Frame will definitely be worth-while. If you’ve come here looking for information about the activities, operational hours and ticket prices for this iconic attraction in Dubai, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a closer look at this magnificent structure, that has been built in the preparation to welcome the Expo 2020.
Here is the complete guide to this majestic frame in Dubai. Read on to know more about Dubai Frame timings, location, attractions, ticket prices and more!
About the Dubai Frame
Dubai Frame is an iconic attraction in Dubai that stands 150 metres high and is 93 metres wide. Boasting 15,000 square metres of gold cladding that incorporates the ring design used in the Expo 2020 Dubai logo, it is the biggest picture frame on the planet and holds the record for the largest frame in the world. The Dubai Frame welcomed over 1 Million visitors within the first year of its opening.
This iconic frame in Dubai was designed by Fernando Donis who had submitted the design to the ThyssenKrupp Elevator International Award and was the winner amongst 926 proposals in the competition. The Frame has been constructed using 9,900 cubic metres of reinforced concrete, 2,000 tons of steel and 2,900 square metres of laminated glass, making it an architectural masterpiece that marks it to be a cultural landmark in the UAE.
What can you expect when visiting the Dubai Frame?
When visiting the Dubai Frame, you will feel as though you have entered a time machine. The Frame takes you on a journey of three time-periods in the UAE – the past, the present and the future. Let’s take a closer look at the three sections you can see at Dubai Frame.
The Past – old Dubai gallery
Your journey will begin on the mezzanine floor where you will be taken on a tour of a multimedia exhibition that features 3D projections and special effects to provide you with a multi-sensory experience of Old Dubai. You will get to see all the elements of the Emirati traditions and heritage and how the city has rapidly transformed from a humble fishing village to one of the most luxurious and urban destinations in the world.
Present Dubai – UNINTERRUPTED VIEWS OF OLD AND NEW DUBAI
After you take a tour through Old Dubai, you will get to ride the express lift, that will take only 47 seconds to reach the Sky deck, which represents Present Dubai. Here you will get to experience a 360-degree uninterrupted view of both, Old Dubai where you get to see all the residential areas in Old Dubai. You also get to see the side of New Dubai which features views of the towering skyscrapers of the iconic Burj Khalifa in Downtown and the apartments in Business Bay. You also get to walk over the famous transparent glass floor. At this level, there are many interactive screens which you can use to identify the buildings that can be seen from the Sky deck and take a selfie which will be featured on ‘Dubai Moments Wall’ in this Dubai attraction.
THE FUTURE DUBAI GALLERY
Once you complete your tour of the Sky deck, you will be taken back to the mezzanine floor where you will get to move through a tunnel, which uses special lights and sound effects to provide an experience of how Dubai will look 50 years from now. With bright, vivid colours and interactive projections, you will feel like you are in an actual time vortex, experiencing a passage through time to Dubai Future. Once you complete the three phases, you will be directed to the souvenir shop, where you purchase a souvenir if you like.
GENERAL INFORMATION – Tickets and timings for Dubai frame
Dubai Frame Timings
The operational hours for the Frame is from 09:00 am to 09:00 pm every day.
The best time to visit The Frame is during daylight so you get to clearly see the brilliance of the city. if you visit during the evening hours, go during sunset as you can get some spectacular views of the sunset from the 360-degree observation deck
It is open all year round, including weekends and public holidays, which makes it the ideal place to visit in Dubai during any holiday. Although the Dubai Frame opening hours are fairly consistent, it is best to check if they change during Ramadan before planning a visit.
If you plan on visiting the park as well, it’s best to check the Zabeel Park timings as they can differ from that of the frame. Zabeel Park timings are generally from 8 am to 11 pm
*Note: Zabeel Park and Dubai Frame timings can vary during Ramadan.
Dubai Frame Tickets
- The ticket prices for Dubai Frame are AED 50 for adults and AED 20 for children from 3-12 years
- Kids under three and people of determination with 2 companions are eligible for the Dubai Frame free entry tickets
- The Dubai Frame ticket price also gives you access to Zabeel Park for free.
If you want to buy a ticket to Dubai Frame, you can do so online or directly at the desk.
If you are looking for other offers with free Dubai Frame tickets, the Dubai Pass includes free entry to the frame. In addition to this, the Dubai Frame tickets price on apps such as Groupon and Cobone may be cheaper.
Dubai Frame Location
The Frame is located at Gate 4 a.k.a Stargate at Zabeel Park which is just a 10-15 minute walk from the apartments in Karama.
For visitors who will be travelling by car, there is plenty of parking available at Zabeel park and if you plan to use the metro, just get off at the Al Jafiliya Metro Station on the Red Line and walk towards Zabeel Park. Since the Frame is located in one of the most popular parks in Dubai, taking a taxi is also feasible.
If you are coming from Al Ghubaiba bus station, the best way to get to Dubai Frame is by hopping on bus number 29.
So Should you visit?
YES! The Frame is a landmark destination in the UAE and one of the latest attractions in Dubai. It’s a perfect weekend activity to do with your friends and family, to experience the transition of the UAE from the past to the future, as well as, visit an architectural masterpiece. Just keep in mind that there will be a security check when you enter the Frame, so avoid carrying any big backpack, to ensure you have a seamless experience. And of course, don’t forget your camera as you will get to see some amazing views from the Frame.
- Dubai Frame Timing: 09:00 am – 09:00 pm daily
- Dubai Frame Location: Gate 4, Zabeel Park
- Dubai Frame Tickets: AED 50 for adults and AED 20 for children from 3-12 years. Kids under three and people of determination and 2 companions enter free.
- Closest metro station to the Dubai Frame: Al Jafaliya Metro Station.
- For more information, you can call on 800900
There we have it, everything you need to know about the latest attraction in Dubai. If you are looking for some other places to visit with friends and family, Dubai Safari Park is an amazing attraction or go super easy on the pocket and try out these free things to do in Dubai. Have you ever visited The Frame in Dubai? Let us know in the comments section below and make sure to stay tuned to MyBayut for all the trending information about the UAE.