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The mystery of the Ain Dubai, the world's largest (broken) Ferris wheel

By Brian Rohan

17 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. The Ain Dubai, the world's tallest Ferris wheel, has been closed for over a year, with no official explanation given. The wheel, which is nearly twice as tall as the London Eye and contains more steel than the Eiffel Tower, was initially supposed to be closed for a month, but this has been extended indefinitely.

DUBAI - It has been more than a year since the world's tallest Ferris wheel stopped turning, and officials here won't say why.

The Ain Dubai, with more steel than the Eiffel Tower and nearly twice as tall as the London Eye, was supposed to be closed for just a month. Then another month. And another. Finally, in April, operators quietly announced it would be closed indefinitely.

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