Dubai and New York Go Head-to-Head in a “Ferris-Wheel-Off” Melissa Hennessey February 25, 2013 Dubai, New York, News Dubai and New York City are currently going head-to-head as they each plan to build ferris wheels that tower over the amusement parks built up around them. Puny, Old, Tiny Ferris Wheel © Corey Leopold Currently, the front-runner is The Dubai Eye at 688 feet (209.702 Meters). The Staten Island runner-up is planned at just 625 feet, but they will still be two of the tallest in the world. The Dubai Eye will cost around $1.5 billion and will be built, starting in April, as part of the Bluewaters Island project. Read more Bluewaters IslandDubaiDubai Eyeferris wheelStaten IslandAbout The AuthorMelissa HennesseyMelissa Hennessey (@BlueMorphoBlog) is your standard Midwestern-would-be-vagabond with a penchant for all the little things that make travel even more excellent. Melissa has a day job she actually likes, and fills the rest of her day with writing, hot yoga and photo making. She travels as often as she can, usually with her fiancÃ©. Unfortunately, their 3 cats don't care much for travel due to the lack of cat-centric hostel search website. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. eight − 3 = Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.