Dubai Begins Gold-Plating £35m Landmark Structure…

Dubai’s newest landmark forms a perfect snapshot of the city’s panoramic view with a 50-storey-high gold-plated picture frame. The Frame, which cost an estimated Dh160million (£35million) consists of two 150-metre high, 93-metre wide towers connected by a 100-square-meter bridge – all covered in gold plating.

From the bridge connecting the two towers, tourists can take snapshots of the city’s panoramic view, with ‘Old Dubai’ in the north and ‘New Dubai’ in the south.

Construction on the attraction started in 2013, and authorities are now installing the final details, like the gold stainless steel cladding.

According to a statement from the Dubai Municipality, The Frame will be ‘an important attraction point for tourist visitors and residents alike, and is expected to attract nearly 2 million tourists a year’. There will be interior spaces in the building that will act as exhibitions, including one telling the history of Old Dubai.

The exhibition will feature ‘mist effects, smells and motion’ that will tell the story of Dubai.

‘The Past Gallery embodies the idea of the project and tells the story of the evolution of the city and its past, and shows the old city using the most new and updated means of presentation that contributes to the creation of a favorable environment that develops & comprehends the renaissance taking place in Dubai,’ the statement says.

A Sky Deck exhibition will give tourists a chance to see the city from all views.

Interactive screens will help tourists point out buildings and landmarks and will give facts and information about each.

A mezzanine level will represent the ‘future of Dubai’, according to the statement.

‘The concept of this gallery is to depict Dubai 50 years from now into the future by creating a virtual metropolis through interactive projections and virtual reality technology,’ the statement says.