World’s Tallest Observation Wheel is Opening – Bartenders Mix Drinks While You Ride
Las Vegas, long known as a city of High Rollers, has held the distinction of being home to the world’s largest Ferris Wheel (aptly named—what else?—The High Roller) since 2014.
But with Dubai’s luxury Ain Dubai (translated from Arabic as Dubai Eye) Ferris Wheel set for its grand opening this month, the American Casino Capital’s title has just been eclipsed.
Standing a massive 820 feet high, Ain Dubai can accommodate up to 1,750 passengers in its 48 bespoke air-conditioned cabins. For the ultimate in socially distanced dining, those interested can indulge in a VIP option that includes catered meal service and private bartenders to mix up their designer cocktails of choice for the 38-minute scenic circular sojourn.
The Ferris Wheel has certainly evolved since George Washington Gale Ferris Jr’s original contraption with its gravity-oriented gondolas made its debut at the Chicago World’s Columbian Exhibition in 1893.
Ain Dubai’s ticket prices start at $35 for a basic big-thrills, no-frills ride. However, in addition to the VIP upgrade, the private cabins can also be booked for corporate events, weddings, birthdays, and intimate celebrations.
So, if declaring your undying love in concert with commanding views of the sunset as you and your honey soar above the hubbub sounds like the perfect venue for a romantic proposal (as long as neither of you is afraid of heights), this eye in the sky might just be the “wheel deal.”