Dubai Frame 75% complete; could open December 2015


    By Neha Bhatia

    Dubai Municipality’s director-general, Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, said the emirate’s municipal body is currently carrying out projects worth $462.8m (AED1.7bn) in the city, most notable amongst which are the Dubai Frame, Dubai Fish Market, Dubai Safari, and Al Thuraya Observatory projects. 

    1Work on certain projects has been carried forth from last year, and as such, these developments are governed by the previous budget.

    Lootah expects some “main projects” to be ready this year.

    Mohammad Mashroom, director for the Municipality’s project management department said the $43.5m (AED160m) Dubai Frame project is 75% complete, and is anticipated to be ready by December 2015.  The project, shaped as a window frame, is sited near the Star Gate games and rides area of Zabeel Park.

    Dubai Frame will allow panoramic views of Old Dubai and the skyline of New Dubai from each side.

    The new municipality building in Al Garhoud area, currently under construction, is also due for completion in December 2015, when a market and community centre in Hatta will also be ready for opening. More info