The massive 150 metre-high, 193 metre-long project is expected to open in October 2017, according to Dubai Municipality’s Director General, Hussain Lootah.
Initially, the $43.6 million landmark was due to open in 2015 but it was pushed back to end of 2016, before its launch date was once again rescheduled, according to reports in the Gulf News.
Construction of the structure started at the end of 2013, and very recently got a gold cladding cover. It consists of two towers connected by a 100 sqm bridge.
Once the project is completed, visitors can access the Dubai Frame near Star Gate in Zabeel Park.
According to a statement issued by Dubai Municipality, the Frame will have interior spaces on the ground floor (the horizontal rib bottom of the frame) for exhibitions, which will display details of old Dubai in pictures and show how the city evolved from the 1960s to this day.
The ground floor ends at the main panoramic elevator, which goes up through the rib of the Frame to get to the top floor.
At the top, visitors will have a bird’s-eye view of old Dubai as they look towards Al Karama, Umm Hurair, Bur Dubai and Deira on side and the high-rise towers and development projects of new Dubai on the flip side.
The project is expected to attract 2 million visitors a year.