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Bluewaters Island Project Brings World's Largest Ferris Wheel To Dubai
At a planned height of just over 688 feet, the Dubai Eye will be the tallest in the world and part of the $1.5 billion Bluewaters Island entertainment project.
To be built in stages starting this April, the Bluewaters development will include a variety of venues to be built over the next two years. Boasting panoramic views of Dubai's coastline, the man-made island will also include retail, residential and entertainment zones in a continuing effort by the emirate to promote Dubai tourism.
Gallery: Bluewaters Project
''The Dubai Eye will serve as yet another iconic structure and will distinctively dominate the Dubai skyline," said Abdullah Al Habbai, Chairman of Dubai's Meraas Holding, a Dubai-based development company in a statement. "We are confident 'Bluewaters' will develop into a key attraction for the UAE, further enhancing Dubai's status as the preferred global entertainment and retail hub."
Bluewaters will feature an open-air marketplace circled by dining venues, connected to the mainland by a Disney-like monorail system. Where did the name "Blue Waters" come from? Check this quick video to see:
[Photo Credit - Dubai Media Office]