The Wings of Mexico in Dubai is a sculpture that stands in front of the iconic Burj Khalifa. Created by Mexican artist Jorge Marin, these wings are showing up on Instagram and social media around the world! So where is this metal wing sculpture in Dubai? Keep reading to access one of the most Instagrammable spots in all of Dubai!
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All About The Wings of Mexico in Dubai
Jorge Marin is an internationally known artist whose work has recently been cropping up all over social media – particularly his piece called Wings of Mexico in Dubai.
This sculpture features a thin metal frame with large, life-sized, mounted wings atop a platform. Wings of Mexico is meant to be interactive. Viewers are meant to climb the three steps up to the platform and stand in front of the angel wings.
Wings of Mexico is perfectly placed in front of the Burj Khalifa backdrop, creating a stunning visual that is perfect for photos and memories in Dubai.
Jorge Marin’s Wings of Dubai was part of an exhibition by the same name. Marin intended viewers to experience “dream of flying freely with their own bodies and consciousness, relying on desire, belief and passion”
Since the original exhibition, the artist has donated copies of the Wings of Mexico to several countries around the world, including to the UAE.
This artwork, and other recent fine art and sculpture showcased in the city, is just one of the many reasons to visit Dubai!
Where Are The Wings of Mexico in Dubai?
This impressive sculpture is located in downtown Dubai, in the Burj Plaza by Emaar. It’s worth taking a stroll around, because other artworks decorate the plaza grounds.
However, the Wings of Mexico is definitely one of the most impressive installations around – not to mention one of the best photo spots in all of Dubai! Viewers and photographers can frame the Burj Khalifa within the metal rectangular border outside of the wings.
For location and directions to the Wings of Mexico sculpture, click here.
How To Get To the Wings of Mexico:
Uber: In Dubai, Uber is not as cheap as I would prefer, but it’s a great option to get downtown and to avoid parking hassles.
By Shuttle: Many hotels in Dubai have a shuttle service that runs directly to the Dubai Mall. The Wings are walkable from there.
By Car: Click the map above for specific directions to the plaza from your hotel or starting point. There is an underground parking spot nearby. If you are facing the sculpture, the parking garage is to the left, less than a block away.
When To Go?
The sculpture is located within a park with no gates or closing hours, so technically you can access the Wings of Mexico 24/7.
Though the plaza can get quite busy as the day goes on, if you’re patient you can get photos without other people in the frame.
If you visit midday or in the evening, the lighting is better. If you arrive early after sunrise, there are less crowds but the lighting is more shadowed. This is all due to the sun’s positioning for sunrise and sunset.
What is the Cost to Visit the Wings of Mexico in Dubai?
Free! This sculpture is free to visit, and free to photograph. Burj Plaza is also free.
Where to Visit Next?
If you are interested in sculptures and architecture, definitely head to the Dubai Frame next. I highly recommend exploring this stunning gold structure.
For another beautiful but more nature-themed spot, check out the Dubai Miracle Garden. Never-ending floral sculptures line the grounds here and it is also a sight to see.
But, hands down, my favorite location in all of UAE is the Liwa Desert. If you have the chance, you can not miss this spot.
I absolutely recommend a visit to The Wings of Mexico by Jorge Marin. It might feel a bit “touristy” but I found it too beautiful to pass up. With the framing of the Burj Khalifa, it’s such a stunning photo op.
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Have you visited the Wings of Mexico in Dubai? What did you think? Let me know below!
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