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Ain Dubai – tickets, prices, primetime hours, premium tickets

Ain Dubai is a giant Ferris Wheel and slowly becoming an iconic symbol of modern Dubai. 

Standing at nearly 250 meters (820 ft), it is the tallest observation wheel in the World.

The massive rotating wheel offers 360-degree views of the Dubai skyline from its 48 passenger cabins.

From the air-conditioned cabins of Ain Dubai, visitors can see Dubai’s beautiful coastline and Dubai Marina’s impressive skyline.

Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, and the Burj Khalifa are the most famous landmarks visible from the Ferris wheel.

This article shares everything you need to know before buying Ain Dubai tickets. 

What to expect at Ain Dubai

Aim Dubai takes you to dizzying heights from where you enjoy the best of Dubai’s impressive architecture.

If you want to make the most of the view, purchase tickets for the sunset times and watch the sun go down beyond the Persian Gulf’s horizon.

On a clear day, you will see from Bluewaters to Dubai Marina and JBR, across to Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the Burj Khalifa, and over the Arabian Gulf.

The maximum capacity of a standard View Cabin is 40 guests.

Guests usually don’t experience motion sickness in the cabin since the wheel moves at a walking pace.


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Ain Dubai tickets

If you want to discover Dubai from the World’s tallest observation wheel, you must choose from four types of Ain Dubai tickets.

Type of ticketCost
Regular Ain Dubai ticketAED 130
Regular ticket with MocktailAED 250
Primetime hour ticketAED 180
Premium Primetime ticketAED 250

All these tickets get you one rotation of Ain Dubai lasting approximately 38 minutes in a shared air-conditioned cabin.

When you book these Skip The Line tickets online, they get emailed to you. 

On the day of your visit, you can walk past the ticket counter line, show the ticket on your mobile at the entrance and walk in. 

You can cancel this ticket up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

Regular Ain Dubai ticket

The regular Ain Dubai admission is the cheapest way to explore the Dubai attraction.

Guests can book this ticket for visits at 11 am, noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 8 pm, and 9 pm.

Cost of tickets

Adult ticket (13+ years): AED 130
Child ticket (3 to 12 years): AED 100
Family Pass (2 adults + 2 kids): AED 370

Ain Dubai ticket with Mocktail

Besides one rotation in a premium shared cabin of Ain Dubai, this ticket also gets you access to Seaview Lounge and a welcome soft drink. 

The premium cabin comes with leather seats which are perfect for enjoying the most ‘Instagrammable’ views of Dubai.

This experience is available only for guests 21 years and older. 

If you book this ticket at 6 pm and 7 pm, you will pay the premium price because that’s peak time. 

All other time slots are considered non-prime hours. 

Cost of tickets

Adult ticket (non-premium hours): AED 250
Adult ticket (premium hours): AED 350

Ain Dubai Prime Time hours ticket

Ain Dubai’s primetime hours’ ticket is just the regular Ain Dubai admission but at the peak hours. 

Guests can book this ticket for visits at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm. 

These are the peak hours at the attraction because of the stunning sunset views Ain Dubai offers. 

Cost of tickets

Adult ticket (13+ years): AED 180
Child ticket (3 to 12 years): AED 150

Premium Primetime Hours ticket

When you buy Ain Dubai’s Premium Primetime Hours ticket, you get the luxury experience, and you can select the best time of the day to go up the wheel.

Guests can book this ticket for visits at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm. 

On the day of your visit, you will also get access to Seaview Lounge and a welcome drink. 

Cost of tickets

Adult ticket (13+ years): AED 250
Child ticket (3 to 12 years): AED 150


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How long does Ain Dubai take

Cabin of Dubai Ferris Wheel
Image: Aindubai.com

One rotation of Ain Dubai takes 38 minutes, but the whole experience lasts around 90 minutes. 

You must reach Dubai’s Ferris Wheel at least 45 minutes before the time on your Ain Dubai ticket to complete the entry process, buy snacks or beverages and visit the toilets.

It is better to visit a restroom because there are no toilets in the cabin. 

Once you get off the wheel, you can hang around at the Seaview Lounge or the modern bistro cafe.


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How to reach Ain Dubai

Ain Dubai is located at Bluewaters in Dubai, opposite Caesar’s Palace Bluewaters Dubai. 

It is just off the Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR) beachfront. 

Visitors can walk via a dedicated footbridge or drive directly from Sheikh Zayed Road without going through Dubai Marina or JBR. Get Directions

The closest tram station is Jumeirah Beach Residences 2 – a 10-minute taxi ride from Ain Dubai.

The closest Metro station to Bluewaters is Dubai Marina Tram Station. 

Bus lines 8, 84, and F55A stop near Bluewaters.

Parking is available at Bluewaters, a short stroll from Ain Dubai.


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Ain Dubai’s timings

From Thursday to Saturday, Ain Dubai opens at 12 pm and closes at 9 pm.

The Dubai attraction is open from 10 am to 9 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 On Monday, Ain Dubai remains closed.

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