Dubai’s Meraas has confirmed that Ain Dubai – set to be the world’s tallest observation wheel upon its inauguration – will be completed in time for Expo 2020 Dubai celebrations.
Standing at over 250 metres high, the structure will be over 200 per cent taller than the first ever Ferris wheel, demonstrating Meraas’ continuous desire to push the boundaries of what is possible with modern engineering and construction.
Meraas also announced that the eighth and final 450-tonne temporary spoke has been successfully removed from the structure and the last of the permanent spoke cables has been installed, as progress on the project continues unabated. This process marks the first time the modern observation structure has been one complete wheel since construction began. The eight temporary spokes and braces were originally installed to hold the rim segments in place during the construction of the visually-striking wheel.