World's largest ferris wheel opens in Dubai

This is the world's largest and highest ferris wheel

Location: Dubai, UAE

The ‘Dubai Eye’ is known as 'Ain Dubai' in Arabic

It stands around 820 feet tall and can hold 1,750 visitors

One rotation takes just over 30 minutes

(SOUNDBITE) (English) TOURISTS FROM INDIA, NAMES UNKNOWN, SAYING:MALE TOURIST: "It's the largest ferris wheel so pretty excited to be here and to be part of this."

FEMALE TOURIST: "Yeah, currently it's the sunset time and we're very excited - it's going to be fireworks, it's going to be crazy and it's going to be history making. It's going to be one of the largest ferris wheels that we're going to see and it's going to be amazing."

The wheel opened with a lavish drone and firework show

Dubai is hoping to attract millions to the Expo 2020 world fair

which opened in October after a year-long delay

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