His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and the ruler of Dubai, visited Dubai Frame at Zabeel Park on Tuesday.
He was accompanied by H H Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and H H Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
According to a Dubai Media Office report, Dubai Frame will be open to the public in January 2018.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid toured the ground floor of the building, which has a museum showcasing the UAE's history and heritage. He also toured one of the two towers and crossed the 100sq m bridge that connects them.
The Dubai Frame is a 150m-high, 93m-wide structure built to resemble a huge picture frame, through which landmarks representing modern Dubai such as Emirates Towers and Burj Khalifa can be seen on one side, while older parts of the city such as Deira, Umm Harare and Karama can be veiwed from the other, a Dubai Media Office report said.
Sheikh Mohammed described the Dubai Frame as an elegant architectural feat. The building was designed by award-winning architect Fernando Donis, who also designed Dubai’s Porsche Design Towers and Dubai Renaissance Tower.