Dubai and New York Go Head-to-Head in a “Ferris-Wheel-Off”

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.

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Melissa 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 fiancé. Unfortunately, their 3 cats don't care much for travel due to the lack of cat-centric hostel search website.

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