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Mr. Syd

Producer for the Steve Harvey Morning Show, Sundays 4 pm to 9 pm

The High Roller observation wheel at the Linq in Las Vegas will no longer be the world's tallest observation wheel when the Ain Dubai at 820 feet opens in October. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Las Vegas High Roller observation wheel’s reign as the world’s tallest observation wheel (not “ferris wheel”) will come to an end in October.

The Ain Dubai in Dubai is scheduled to open on October 21 and at a mind boggling 820 feet it will be a full 270 feet taller than the High Roller. The Ain Dubai has been under construction for the past six years and when opened will feature 48 enclosed cabins. Up to 1,750 people can ride the Ain Dubai at one time although cabin capacity will be temporarily restricted to ten people per cabin due to pandemic safety measures.

The new world’s tallest observation wheel sits on Dubai’s Bluewaters Island and offers panoramic views of the Dubai skyline and coast. Each ride lasts 38 minutes. Dubai is already home the the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.

Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.