Video: 150m-tall Dubai Frame secures Guinness World Record

Watch: Dubai Frame now holds the record for being the world's 'largest building in the shape of a picture frame'

Dubai Frame stands 150m tall.
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Dubai Frame stands 150m tall.

The Dubai Frame – a 150m-tall and 93m-wide structure offering views of 'Old' and 'New' Dubai that was recognised at the Construction Week Awards 2018 and recently visited by Arsenal FC stars such as Mesut Ozil – now officially has a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the ‘largest building in the shape of a picture frame.’

Developed and completed by Dubai Municipality and managed by Emaar, Dubai Frame was designed by architect Fernando Donis, who also worked on the Porsche Design Towers in Dubai and Jeddah International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

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The frame-shaped building comprises two 150m-high transparent glass towers that are connected by a 93m-wide bridge at the top.

The space between the towers has been designed to offer clear views of 'Old' Dubai neighbourhoods, such as Bur Dubai, Deira, and Karama, and 'New' Dubai landmarks such as Burj Khalifa. 

Commenting on yet another world record secured by Dubai, director general of Dubai Municipality, Dawoud Al Hajri, said: "We are delighted that the Dubai Frame project has received the [Guinness World Records] certificate, which enriches the architectural achievements of the Emirate of Dubai.

“Dubai Frame has attracted more than a million visitors in its first year and won a series of awards as an architectural and engineering masterpiece that attracts the world's attention."

Construction consultancy Arcadis entered Dubai Frame in the CW Awards 2018, where it was crowned Commercial Project of the Year

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