The Dubai Frame
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 2018 – Boon Edam Middle East recently saw 3 years of close collaboration come to fruition at the opening of the impressive UAE landmark known as ‘The Dubai Frame’.
Welcome and Secure
Situated in Zabeel Park in Dubai, The Dubai Frame is expected to be a major tourist destination attracting two million people yearly to see the view of old and new Dubai from the top of the Frame.
Boon Edam Middle East first tendered for the Dubai Frame project in early 2015 and continued to work closely with the project’s façade contractor before securing the order for delivering the main entry, consisting of several 3-wing TQA automatic revolving doors.
Winning Under Tight Time Pressure
After a quick approval process we were able to meet the tight program deadlines, which required the installation of the revolving door entry to be carried out early in 2017. The spectacular Dubai Frame opened to the public at the beginning of 2018.
Part of an Iconic Concept
The Boon Edam doors provide an impressive entrance to a museum on the ground floor, showcasing Dubai's transformation from an old fishing village to the metropolis it is today. The architectural structure is positioned in such a way that representative landmarks of modern Dubai can be seen on one side, while from the other side, visitors can view older parts of the city.
The concept takes the visitors to a journey through time on three different levels: old Dubai, present Dubai and future Dubai.
Dubai Frame Facts
- The frame measures 150 metres high and 93 metres wide.
- The two towers are connected by a 100-square-metre bridge, which has a 25-square-metre glass panel in the middle offering a great 360 degree view.
- It was designed by award-winning architect Fernando Donis, who also designed Dubai’s Porsche Design Towers, and the Dubai Renaissance Tower.
- Exterior design of Dubai Frame was inspired from the logo of Expo 2020.
- There is a museum on the ground floor that will showcase Dubai’s transformation from fishing village to metropolis.
- It is predicted the frame will become a major tourist destination in the city, like the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab.
- The project is worth Dhs160 million.