Nearly all of the many (many!) theme parks that were in the works a few years ago for the Untied Arab Emirates never materialized, and appear to be all but kaput. More modest park-related plans for the region occasionally surface, however, including a recent proposal to build the world's tallest Ferris wheel. Dubbed the Dubai Eye, it would stand 170 meters, or nearly 560 feet tall, according to Gulf News. The ride would surpass the current record holder, the Singapore Flyer, by five meters. By comparison, the London Eye is 135 meters, or 443 feet tall. The company proposing to build the Dubai Eye also has plans for an indoor park with rides and a zoo. Ferrari World, which opened in late 2010 in Abu Dhabi, is also an indoor park.
- Wonder Wheel at Coney Island- Review of the classic ride.