The Dubai Frame was one of my absolute favourite places that we visited in Dubai. It’s quite new as it only came around in 2018 and it literally is just a big fat frame in the middle of Dubai. When I first came across it on Instagram I thought it was the funniest thing ever. I mean, a frame of all things? Why? Like, what’s the need? It just doesn’t make any sense. It’s essentially made up of 2 glass towers, each 150 metres high, connected by a 93 metre bridge at the top. So I decided I wanted to go and visit the infamous Dubai Frame and I did.
And I’m so glad I did. I just know I would have regretted it if I hadn’t gone. Yes, it’s a big frame in the middle of Dubai, but you can go inside it, travel right to the top in a lift and from there you can see Old Dubai from the left side and New Dubai from the right. That in itself is interesting. Just to see the difference and the change that has gone on and the history of Dubai. Obviously we took some pictures with the skyline in the distant background and I’d say they came out pretty nice.
But the part that gets me is that you have the chance of walking across glass 150 metres above ground from inside the frame. Walking on glass. With that view. And by this I mean you’re 150 metres above ground, if you fall there’s absolutely nothing to hold on to. Man. As someone who’s scared of heights, those are the kinds of thoughts you have. In fact, that is the only thought you have.
It was absolutely terrifying, but I did it. The first time I had the help of my brother and a lady that worked there holding on to me, but after that I did it. I walked across on my own. It was genuinely one of the scariest things I’ve done. If you’re not scared of heights you might not get this, or may think I’m exaggerating, but trust me, this was a big thing for me. And alhamdulillah I did it. Like a pro. Jokes. More like someone who was absolutely terrified of walking across glass when they’re so high up because – oh wait, that’s right.
So before we’d even got to Dubai, I knew I wanted a picture sat cross legged on the glass bridge with the camera directly above me so basically from a bird’s eye view. But we were told that you can only kneel on it with one knee, you can’t even put both knees down. I mean, when they tell you it’s not even strong enough to be sat on how do they expect that to help 😭 like, that only makes me more scared. But I ended up kneeling for a couple of pictures, I was terrified and I mean really oh-my-day’s terrified & everyone around me knew because I wouldn’t shut up about it either 😂. Honestly even thinking back to it just gives me the shivers.
The picture’s not the best but that’s me kneeling on the glass bridge & if you look closely you can see the trees & everything look so tiny – again, just making sure you know just how high up this actually was.
When you’ve had your fun at the top of the frame, looking around, taking pictures, walking across the glass and all that, you take the next lift back to the ground floor where you can watch a show all about Dubai and it’s plans for the future. You’re not allowed to take pictures here and I personally think it’s because they’re laying out the plans for what they want the future of Dubai to look like and don’t want anyone stealing their ideas. (I’m half joking, as if this was the case they wouldn’t put their ideas on display now would they?) I won’t tell you much about what they showed, only this one thing I’ll share as it stuck with me. They’re hoping the future will allow them to 3D print buildings. Hmm. I mean, I guess they really are thinking a step ahead? It was a pretty cool show to watch tbh, I really enjoyed it.
When you’re done watching the show, you come out and can see the pictures everyone took and shared in the virtual Dubai Frame. If you’re lucky you might even spot yours!
Tickets cost 50 AED (roughly £10/11), for kids it’s 30 AED & you can stay up there as long as you want to, I think.
I mean, it might be a big frame, but that frame’s got a lot going for it! If I get the chance to go to Dubai again In Shaa Allah, I’m tempted to go & visit this place again. Just for old time’s sake.
Thanks for reading! Would you ever want to visit the Dubai Frame?
1 Week Mary x