Five attractions for people who aren't scared of heights

Here are five tourist destinations in Dubai for only those who aren't scared of heights.

Chloe Hoffmann
March 15, 2022 3:27 PM

Dubai is your most-awaited tourist destination if you are not afraid of heights. However, some of them are not for the faint-hearted. Here are five tourist destinations in Dubai for only those who aren't scared of heights.

Ain Dubai

Closed until May 2022

The newest addition to Dubai's extensive list of world-record-breaking attractions is Ain Dubai. The gigantic observation wheel, located on Bluewaters Island, is the world's highest and largest of its kind, standing at a stunning height of 250 meters.

Ain Dubai, located across the river from the famed Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR) shoreline, provides unrivaled 360-degree views of the city skyline in a quiet but mesmerizing 38-minute voyage. In one revolution, 1,750 tourists may experience a spectacular experience thanks to 48 air-conditioned passenger seats.

Ain Dubai features the city's stunning shoreline, the classic vistas of Dubai Marina, and dreamlike glimpses of iconic monuments like the Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, and Burj Khalifa. The wheel's base serves as a world-class entertainment zone with a massive LED screen set atop it, making Ain Dubai more than just an elevated viewpoint for shifting city panoramas.

Dubai Frame

The Dubai Frame, located in Zabeel Park, is one of the world's enormous frames. It holds the record for it. Dubai Frame is a one-of-a-kind building that resembles a picture frame and stands 150 meters tall and 93 meters wide, with a bridge linking the two towers. The ancient neighborhood of Dubai can be seen to the north, while you can view the city's contemporary skyline to the south.

Visitors may learn about Dubai's past, present, and future from the ground to the top. The city's history is recounted using cutting-edge technology, which combines animations and holographic effects with traditional music and aromas to take visitors back in time.

You may walk across a transparent, 50-meter-long, opaque glass bridge at the Sky-deck. The floor is made of liquid crystal with a sensor-activated underlying layer that only becomes transparent when a visitor steps over it. Look down at the earth beneath you as if you were walking on air.

The Future Zone has an immersive time tunnel that shows what Dubai will look like in 50 years, replete with flying taxis, underwater life, and spectacular space missions.

Sky views Dubai

At 219.5m above ground, Sky Views Dubai is the newest destination to wow tourists with mesmerizing views of Downtown Dubai's clean expanses below and the majestic city skyline beyond.

The Observatory makes use of the hotel's dual towers by providing a panoramic glass elevator trip to level 52, from where guests may access a spiral staircase to the floor above for a breathtaking 46-meter-long glass stroll to the next building.

The Glass Slide, which offers a breathtaking trip within a translucent tube from level 53 to level 52 of the tower, is ideal for all ages. On the other hand, true risk-takers will enjoy a walk along the Edge Walk. This one-of-a-kind experience places visitors on an outside ledge around the skyscraper's uppermost pod, all wearing safety belts.

Regardless of which option you choose, if you are an adventurous participant, you will have a unique 360-degree view of the prominent sites surrounding you, from the adjacent Burj Khalifa to the bustling Sheikh Zayed Road.

Palm Tower (The View)

The View at The Palm provides unrivaled views of Dubai's most famous landmarks. The 240-meter-high observation deck offers unrivaled 360-degree views of Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf, and the distant Dubai metropolis.

The View at The Palm is on the 52nd floor of The Palm Tower, which also has a café, a creative exhibition on the island's growth, interactive aquarium-themed tunnels, and a gift shop.

With the launch of The Next Level in 2022, the venue raised the bar even higher for sky-high experiences. At 250m above ground, the exclusive, barrier-free viewing location has earned the distinction of being Palm Jumeirah's highest observation point.

At the Top

When you reach The Top of the Burj Khalifa, you can take in the exciting views from high above the city. There are two spectacular observatories on the Burj Khalifa. The 124th and 125th levels feature "At the Top," while the 148th level features "At the Top Sky," 555 meters above land.

Begin your adventure in a high-speed elevator, where you'll be immersed in a multimedia experience as you ascend. It will enthrall you while also educating you about the construction of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai's history. Floor-to-ceiling glass and uninterrupted 360-degree views of the world below greet you as the doors open.

View Dubai's most famous sites through a motion sensor on the 148th level, which provides a unique interactive experience. The 124th level offers an outdoor deck and state-of-the-art telescopes for close-up views of the city. The 125th observation deck's fundamental attraction is "A Falcon's Eye View," which gives tourists a unique city view.

The vivid metropolis takes on a new significance when you start from the world's highest tower at night. There are no time constraints when visiting At the Top, so take your time and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in Dubai's architecture and history.

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