Dubai’s Enormous Frame Opens to the Public

In a land known for architectural excess, it should come as no surprise that a 492 foot tall golden picture frame might sprout from the UAE desert. Located inĀ Zabeel Park, The Dubai Frame is patterned in traditional geometric Islamic fashion, and positioned in a way so that it brings the dramatic skyscrapers into focus. Just opened to the public, visitors can take elevators up to the top, and explore a 300 foot-long viewing gallery. To add drama, a glass floor at the top makes The Dubai Frame a memorable experience. Ten years in the making, The Dubai Frame is not without controversy, as designer Fernando Donis claims his original design was stolen from him, and credit not given until the project’s completion. Despite the drama, the Dubai Frame is sure to be an enormously popular tourist attraction, adding to the city’s sky-high design aspirations. Via MyModernMet:

Dubai Frame

The enormous golden frame lights up at night with extravagant LEDs.

Dubai Frame

the frame cuts a dramatic silhouette on the Dubai cityscape.

Dubai Frame

In typical Dubai fashion, the Frame is not subtle, with ornate decoration and a bold gold exterior.

Dubai Frame

Elevators whisk you to the top of the Dubai Frame, where you can peruse the city’s skyline from atop a glass floor.

Dubai Frame

In a land known for excess and self indulgence, the Dubai Frame fits in perfectly, almost like a giant pat on the back.

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