So, it was our typical weekend – roam around & explore. This time our destination was Dubai frame. We took Dubai metro to the Al-Jafilia station and covered the rest 2 km in taxi. It was a hot day. Regardless, i was excited to see the ‘the biggest picture frame’ on the planet!
Upon arrival we proceeded to purchase the ticket – 50 AED each. Entrance is smooth. You are greeted by the pleasant staff who ushered you through the security and then to the museum. Museum tells the city’s past using latest technology – holographic projectors with the substantial touch of old souq. The experience is quite immersive as you wait for the elevator.
Elevator ride gives you the glimpse of the city on your way up the 150 meters. On the deck, you see spectacular sky line on both side of the frame. It is not hard to imagine that frame was designed this way – overseeing new Dubai on right side and old Dubai on left side.
When you done admiring the view especially Burj Khalifa from the Dubai frame, look down at the glass floor. Mind you! this experience is not for the one with Acrophobia – fear of heights. Looking down the glass floor is no joke. I saw many who would come as far as 5 feet to the floor.
Glass floor is triggered by sensor, only goes clear when someone walks on it otherwise goes white. Both side of the floor has pyramid shaped display that shows whatever you write on the screen below. Adjacent to the display, you have Dubai frame photo isle. Stand on the designated point to get your photograph clicked and displayed on the Dubai frame wall downstairs.
On your way out of the deck, elevator shows the other side of the frame. Stepping out of the elevator directly takes you to the immersive time tunnel that reveals the futuristic Dubai in 2050 with flying cars, underwater city and mission to the space. You feel awestruck with the the idea.
For me, the whole concept of Dubai frame is poetic or just call me romantic!. The foggy dramatic entrance and aromatic smell walks you through the past. Watching from the observatory deck represents present time separating old and new city. And then you are taken to the future. A vision in the photo frame! this is how i see Dubai frame.
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