Dubai Frame .. past and present – Al Ittihad Journal

Amna Al Ketbi (Dubai)

The ‘Dubai Frame’ is one of the finest tourist destinations, one of the country’s newest cultural and entertainment attractions, and a prominent edifice that frames the charming sights and sights of old and modern Dubai in one. single frame, to form a bridge connecting the ancient past of the emirate to its prosperous present, and is characterized by panoramic views over the entire city, and tells its story through time from its creation, through the successes that resulted in his ambitious plans to achieve a prosperous future.
The setting is considered the latest cultural landmark at the state level, as it allows the visitor to learn about old and modern Dubai and its future.The city, with its ancient and modern parts, knows the buildings and the most important monuments in the emirate, and when it descends it will live in a virtual world for the eyes of our leaders for the next fifty years in education, health, infrastructure, etc., and access to space.

The Dubai Frame is also a world-class building with its unique design and attractive shape, enriching the tourism experience of the emirate, and it constitutes a large percentage of the queue of tourists visiting the emirate. history of the rapid development the town has witnessed and how it has grown from a fishing village to a thriving modern town. It also displays amazing images of Emirati heritage.
Thanks to the 3D screens and special effects, visitors can enjoy a more realistic experience that displays sights, sounds, words and chants of “old Dubai” that were heard back then and smell like if they were in front of them now, through the use of hologram technology.The upper deck of the Frame, an elevated platform that offers visitors unparalleled panoramic views of the city to enjoy viewing from a height of 150 meters.
Visitors see the old quarters of Dubai, which include Deira, Umm Hurair and Al Karama on the north side, while on the south side, visitors simultaneously see the towering skyscrapers that stand in the center of modern Dubai . Such as augmented reality screens that allow customers to learn about the various highlights of the city.

The upper deck is also characterized by stunning technology, whereby the visitors’ path designed from smart panels turns into a transparent floor, as soon as they step on it, so that the visitor feels like he is walking. in the air, and it also enjoys a unique view of the frame and surrounding area from the top, and after descending to the mezzanine on the other side, via the express lift, visitors will have the pleasure of watching the “Exhibition of the Future”, which features an interactive screen with virtual reality technology that displays an advanced perception of the city of Dubai for the next fifty years.

150 meters
The Dubai Frame is 150 meters high and 93 meters wide. Over 9,900 cubic meters of reinforced concrete and nearly 2,000 tonnes of solid steel were used in its construction, in addition to 2,900 square meters of laminated glass panels. It is covered with over 15,000 square meters of gold foil coating of stainless steel with circles inspired by the Expo 2020 logo.
The measurements of the rectangular shape of the Dubai Frame are inspired by the “golden ratio,” which is 1.618, which many architects and artists believe is an ideal pattern of structural balance. The elevators reach the flight over 48 floors in 55 seconds.


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