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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.
''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]