Sunday, 7 January 2018

My Sunday Photo Week 158 Bluewaters Island and the Dubai Eye

Dubai will never be finished, there are so many building projects going on here, it is difficult to keep track of what is going where and when. However there are several projects and areas that I've been keeping an eye on and taking photographs of since we moved here. The Dubai Mall, The Dubai Water Canal and the Dubai Eye, seen below. 

The Dubai Eye is a 210 meter tall Ferris Well and the tallest in the World, scheduled to open in April 2018. It will carry 1,400 passengers in 48 capsules will views of the Marina, Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeriah and the Burj Khalifa. It will also have a view of our villa which is 4 miles away and seen here from our garden.


Taken in January 2014 from the Sheraton Hotel, on a visit to Dubai prior to us moving here at the end of the year. New land created in the sea.


The frame for Dubai Eye in place in August 2015, but another 20 months before the wheel was started to be assembled.

 Although I visited The Beach in 2016, there was no work on the Dubai Eye so I didn't take any photographs, by March 2017 the first piece was in place, resembling a Pirate Ship.

By  December 2017 the wheel was almost complete. I missed the rest of the sections going in during the year as I was out of the country.

In January 2018 the final piece was in place. Just the capsules to add now.




21 comments:

  1. Dubai looks like a fascinating place to visit. I'm surprised that it has taken them that long to build the eye, it always struck me as a town where new developments go up overnight! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. in terms of building this is over night lol

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  2. Hi Suzanne, it sounds like building work takes as long there as it does here in Greece. I have no doubt that the views are going to be amazing once the attraction is up and running.

    xx

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    1. I'm sure they'll be stunning, but i won't be going on it

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  3. it's only taken so long to build because the land had to set first, before they could build on it

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  4. It must be so interesting to see the progress of all the different buildings in Dubai. I would definitely not like to go on the Dubai Eye!

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    1. I very much doubt I'll go on it, but that'll be down to price and queues

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  5. That Eye looks huge, no wonder it was a time in building

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    1. It took a couple of years for the concrete to set on the land first

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  6. Happy New Year

    It's incredible, they never stop and it always has to be bigger than anyone elses.

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. think i'm going to focus on buildings this year for my sunday photo

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  7. How lovely that you've captured it step by step, it's amazing how much work goes into making these.
    #mysundayphoto

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    1. i've a couple of projects i've been following the build of in dubai the past 3 years

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  8. I love the fact you've been able to follow it's construction, quite slow though by Dubai standards! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I've a couple of other projects on the go as well

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  9. Dubai always seem to do things bigger than anywhere else. The Dubai Eye sounds amazing! It is great that you have captured it being built...

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    1. they sure do, everything in Dubai starts with The World's biggest, the World's first/tallest etc

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  10. Love the progress shots! The Dubai eye looks massive, much bigger than the one we saw in Belfast last. Popping over from #MySundayPhoto

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    1. it dwarves everything i've ever seen

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  11. So interesting to see the wheel being constructed. It does look huge!

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    1. It's massive, can't wait to see it finished

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