Dubai: Off the coast near Jumeirah Beach Residence, engineers are diligently working on the world’s largest Ferris wheel, which has been confirmed to reach a staggering 260 metres in height.

How tall is that?

The latest addition to Dubai’s list of megastructures will be more than double the length of two football fields.

Once completed, the Dubai Eye will steal the title from the 167m High Roller in Las Vegas as the world’s tallest Ferris wheel.

Meeras Holding has released a six-minute video clip, showing behind the scenes footage of construction of the Dubai Eye and the new rainforest.

“We are on Bluewaters Island… Dubai Eye is going to be the biggest Ferris wheel in the world,” says an official in the video, who is involved in the project’s construction.

He explained that the diameter of the wheel will be 250 metres, and once it is set up on a four-legged frame, the wheel will be approximately 260 to 262 meters tall. More info

By Mariam M. Al Serkal, Senior Web Reporter