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💡 Ain Dubai is the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel located on Bluewaters Island, near the Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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The 250 m Ain Dubai at Bluewaters Island in the United Arab Emirates opened in February 2013.
Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Starneth Engineering have been selected as the primary design and construction contractors.
Construction began in May 2015, anticipating completion in early to mid-2019.
Further delays pushed the target opening to October 20, 2020, to coincide with Expo 2020, but this itself has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When completed, Ain Dubai will be 42.5 m taller than the current world’s tallest observation wheel, the 167.6 m High Roller, which opened in Las Vegas in March 2014.
Design and construction are being undertaken by Hyundai Contracting and Starneth Engineering, with actual construction being undertaken from May 2015 onwards.
The wheel will carry up to 1,400 passengers in its 48 capsules and provide views of Dubai Marina and landmarks such as Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, and Burj Khalifa.
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE; Arabic: الإمارات العربية المتحدة al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabīyah al-Muttaḥidah), also commonly known as the Emirates (Arabic: الإمارات al-ʾImārāt), is a country in Western Asia located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula.
It borders Oman and Saudi Arabia and has maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran.
The UAE is an elective monarchy formed from a federation of seven emirates, Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm Al Quwain.
A Sheikh and, together, govern each emirate, they form the Federal Supreme Council; one of them serves as President of the United Arab Emirates.
In 2013, the UAE’s population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million were Emirati citizens, and 7.8 million were expatriates; the estimated population in 2020 was 9.89 million.
Islam is the official religion, and Arabic is the official language.
The UAE’s oil and natural gas reserves are the sixth and seventh-largest in the world, respectively. Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the ruler of Abu Dhabi and the country’s first president, oversaw the development of the Emirates by investing oil revenues into healthcare, education, and infrastructure.
The UAE’s economy is the most diversified of all the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, while its most populous city, Dubai, is a global city and international hub.
The country has become less reliant on oil and gas and is economically focusing on tourism and business.
The UAE government does not levy income tax, and a 5% value-added tax was implemented in 2018.
The UAE is recognized as a regional and middle power.
The UAE is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, OPEC, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).