Friday, January 05, 2007

Dubai Observation Wheel to be Larger Than London Millennium Wheel

Dubai will have the world’s tallest observation wheel. It will be larger than the London Eye Millennium Wheel, which was recently voted the world's best tourist attraction.

Work will begin shortly on the 185-metre (600 feet), $68 million observation wheel, at Dubailand a landmark tourist attraction, which will welcome its first visitors in early 2009 and provide a breathtaking panoramic view of Dubai and beyond. It will have 30 orbiter capsules with a total capacity of 7.5 million guests per year. The project also includes a restaurant and condominiums. During the journey on the wheel, the visitor will be able to view distances of up to 50 kilometers.

The scheme's master plan was presented to Dubailand and Dubai Municipality by Great Wheel Corporation, a fast growing company in developing, financing, building and operating Great Wheels. The project is approved by Dubai Municipality last October. Currently, the group is working on various sites around the world. The Great Wheel Corporation has a proven track record in developing these remarkable attractions around the world.

The Great Dubai Wheel will be one of the most attractive locations in Dubai to visit - a place for families and friends, as well as for tourists to enjoy stunning views during a 30 minute fantastic experience.'

The Great Dubai Wheel is expected to attract 2 million visitors each year to Dubailand and further boost the region's image as a tourist destination. Dubailand will cover 3bn sq ft (0.27bn sq m) and is anticipated to attract millions of visitors a year.

Check here for a nicer view of the wheel Observation Wheel Picture

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