Ain Dubai is the world’s tallest and largest observation wheel

Standing at a staggering height of over 820 feet — nearly double the London Eye — the newly-opened Ain Dubai is now the tallest and largest observation wheel in the world.

Ain Dubai
Photos courtesy of Ain Dubai

Located on the island destination of Bluewaters, Ain Dubai is right at home in a city already known for spectacular construction records, including the world’s tallest building: the 2,722-foot Burj Khalifa. Another staggering statistic is that it took 11,200 metric tons of steel to build the massive wheel, which is one-third more than to build Paris’ Eiffel Tower.

Air Dubai

Followed at a distance by the 550-foot High Roller at the Linq Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the record-breaking wheel provides 360-degree views of the city in 48 air-conditioned observation cabins that can accommodate 1,750 visitors simultaneously.

Ain Dubai Private Cabin

Visitors can book tickets for the 38-minute rotation in a shared or private cabin. Private cabins can also be reserved for bespoke dining and themed experiences for 8-10 guests, including “Pizza & Hops” (beer), “Cheese & Grapes” (wine), and the “Ain Dubai Karaoke” option where up to 10 guests can sing their hearts out while they circle the wheel.

Ain Dubai - Private dining

For an extra special occasion, the three-course “Dine in the Sky” and “Tasting & Mezze” packages include two full rotations with a choice of day, sunset, or night timeslots.

Tickets for Ain Dubai start at AED 130.0 (about $35) with a family pass for two adults and two children ages 3-12 starting at AED 370.0 (about $100). Guests 21+ can enjoy VIP cocktail experiences starting AED 175.0 (about $48). Dining and themed experience prices vary depending on the options selected.

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