View Full Version : NEVER BUILT-Abu Dhabi: VOYAGER WHEEL (World's Largest Ferris Wheel)
March 23rd, 2005, 07:57 AM
ABU DHABI to build the world's largest ferris Wheel , 600 feet high ,
there was a picture of it on the front page of the business section of the bayan paper this morning,
so if anyone can scan it (i am too lazy) or look it up, its a very cool design
March 23rd, 2005, 08:00 AM
600ft that's incredibly tall for a wheel
i'm not sure but there also is one of these huge wheels in london, it's likely to be the world's tallest for now
March 23rd, 2005, 08:51 AM
the one in london is 443ft high, this is gonna pass it by a big margin ,
March 23rd, 2005, 08:54 AM
March 23rd, 2005, 08:58 AM
sorry guys, but here is the article in arabic,
no picture on the site though
March 23rd, 2005, 08:59 AM
What's the 750 in the headline??
March 23rd, 2005, 09:00 AM
Can we move this to the UAE Projects section?
March 23rd, 2005, 09:34 AM
the 750 in the headline, is the cost of the theme park 750 million dirhams
March 23rd, 2005, 09:54 AM
which theme park is this? whats the name?
March 23rd, 2005, 09:59 AM
no news on that, some theme park developed by someperson (they mentioned the person's name, some local sheikh i think )
March 23rd, 2005, 10:03 AM
any other details mentioned in the article??
March 23rd, 2005, 10:10 AM
nope, it all its says, is the project is done by the Bin salem group,
and that the ferris wheel, will make a full rotation every 27 minutes,
each cabinat will fit around 20 people, latest technology latest this and that, thats all really
March 23rd, 2005, 10:11 AM
awesome, cant wait for more details and would definitely like to know which theme park is this, is it an existing one wit an expansion or a totally new project. Maybe its the Lulu island that MEED has confirmed is still happening?!
March 23rd, 2005, 01:34 PM
Sharjah is building one on Al Qasba canal as well and its 60 meters high.
March 23rd, 2005, 01:46 PM
I replied in the world forums. It's good it's in Abu Dhabi and not Dubai to balance things out, or atleast everythin isn't in Dubai ;).
March 23rd, 2005, 01:58 PM
Al Khaleej article about EMIRATES EYE in Sharjah "in Arabic"
March 23rd, 2005, 02:22 PM
sad there is no info on the location in abu dhabi
corniche would be great
moved to uae projects
Abu Dhabi Boy
March 23rd, 2005, 04:44 PM
some photos of the project
March 23rd, 2005, 06:02 PM
It´s definately a new landmark.. looks so great and massive, good for abu dhabi. :applause:
March 23rd, 2005, 06:06 PM
wooooooooooooooooooow!!!!!!!!! this is amaizing!!!!
March 23rd, 2005, 06:26 PM
this is the most incredible wheel i've ever seen
and it really looks like there are some 15 residential floors and a penthouse at the top :D
but i guess there is an observation floor and a restaurant
but why does one render show the project on a new island and another shows it on the continent?
March 23rd, 2005, 09:02 PM
I dont like the design, looks too wierd. And what are those two wierd buildings on main land? They look like the backs of two sharks!
This seems to be a part of the new coastal development along the corniche but we'll have to wait and see. Thanks for the pictures Abu Dhabi Boy.
March 25th, 2005, 01:40 PM
Firms working on $150m entertainment project
ABU DHABI — To add more tourist attractions in the city, three companies are working on plans to construct a 600-feet tall vertical revolving vehicle — the Voyager Wheel and Condo Complex costing $150 million.
The entertainment project would be the first of its kind in the Middle East which will provide entertainment to UAE residents as well as foreign tourists.
The Voyager wheel and Condo Complex is being termed as a leap forward in terms of pushing the engineering and design envelopes.
According to details, Voyager Entertainment International, an entertainment development company has signed a joint venture agreement with Allied Investment House (AIH) to construct a 600 feet Observation Wheel.
The tall high-tech attraction would have the capacity to entertain 7.5 million guests annually, with each Observation Wheel consisting of 30 Orbitors seating 20 passengers and making a complete revolution approximately every 27 minutes. Allied Investment House will provide Voyager 100 per cent of the project financing up to $150 million. While Voyager will design, construct and manage the project.
A company is being registered which will acquire suitable land, and developing, constructing and operating a 600 feet vertical revolving vehicle and related entertainment facilities, restaurants and condominium facilities.
Paul Steelman Design Group has modified the Voyager Observation Wheel to incorporate additional retail, specialty Orbitor Cars and custom residential condominiums within the wheel superstructure.
Additional hotel and other structures will also be phased in to the overall master plan.
Allied Investment House have been working with their strategic partner Bin Salem Group based in Abu Dhabi, to finance since negotiations began between Allied and Voyager.
The Bin Salem Group, is a conglomerate based in Abu Dhabi with wide interests in real-estate, medical technologies, education, landscaping, cosmetics, hospitality, construction, and engineering.
Abu Dhabi Boy
March 25th, 2005, 09:34 PM
more info www.voyager-ent.com (http://www.voyager-ent.com)
March 25th, 2005, 09:49 PM
check out the video
March 25th, 2005, 10:59 PM
Im not a engineer but I dont think its possible to build such structure?
It cant carry such wheel if the structure is as the pics shows.
Anyway Im sure they will build bigger to Dubai Land ;)
March 29th, 2005, 08:28 AM
THIS IS AMAZING, love the pictures, i cant wait to see this in real life
March 31st, 2005, 10:32 AM
thats a very odd looking wheel
March 31st, 2005, 10:34 AM
" but why does one render show the project on a new island and another shows it on the continent? "
I had the same question as well
April 5th, 2005, 10:23 PM
Colossal, that simple, but from where caramba removes all engineering, the logistics, the technique, to construct of a so brilliant way, to all this whatever the entrance to this "wheel of the fortune" cost? jejeje, let us say that he will be something of height, like all the one of here
June 26th, 2005, 03:32 PM
is there finally some evidence where this one will be built? dubai or AD?
June 26th, 2005, 08:05 PM
well, as far as i can see the wheel in abu dhabi was proposed by a company which was close to bankrupcy
dubai's wheel has different developers
somehow i think, they're independant projects with different developers
the one in abu dhabi must have been cancelled
June 28th, 2005, 06:00 PM
would be weird anyhow if there were the two largest wheels in cities next to each other...
well i would like to see it in dubailand.
maybe the developers for the dubai one's got the idea when they saw the other proposed one...
June 28th, 2005, 09:41 PM
i'd say it is technically impossible to create such a project in a few weeks
i could imagine that developers of such projects have insider news or know about things months before they are published
probably dubai found out months ago, abu dhabi is planning a ferris wheel and they made their own with a more reliable investor and developer!
June 28th, 2005, 10:00 PM
but it is not impossible to release such a proposal within a few weeks, if you don't test if someone is really able to construct it.