Paris love lock bridge is famous among lovers for years and people have been putting padlocks with names or initials and dates on the padlock, and its key is thrown away river beneath the bridge to symbolize unbreakable love.
Now, you don’t need to travel all the way to Paris as Dubai has its very own Love Lock Bridge by the name “Promise Bridge” , located in the new development of Meraas by the name The Yard. The bridge is part of a new extension to the Last Exit D89 in Al Khawaneej, called The Yard, near Mushrif Park.
The bridge is an ode to the original Ponts des Arts bridge in Paris where people can make symbolic pledges to their loved ones by attaching padlocks to the bridge.
This place has rustic farm vibes with many insta worthy spots. The Yard features playful murals, similar to the vibrant artwork displayed across buildings at La Mer and CityWalk. Not to mention a farmer’s market, decorative vintage trucks, a bakery, lake and even shaded walking trails to enjoy a stroll with family and friends.
But I wonder how the rise in temperature will affect its utility. You can even opt for food trucks from Last Exit to make your belly happy there 🙂
Lock bridges are becoming more and more popular, and I am noticing that the concept is poping up in many places. Great to know that there’s on in Dubai now, so people in Dubai don’t have to go far to participate in locking their love! This spot also looks quite colorful!
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Yes Soraya yes but I have read unfortunately in France they are removing all the locks from the bridge
In Germany we have a famous lock bridge in Cologne. But when I went to Berlin, people would put padlocks around the remains of the wall. I like the idea of the lasting love symbol.
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My aunty lives in Germany. Would def like to go and see it
Great post! If you’re ever in London, there’s a fence near Brick Lane that’s a love lock fence! 🙂
Fantastic symbols of love, yes, but in many places causing irreparable harm. In fact the Pont des Arts bridge was collapsing under the weight of 45+ tons of locks. So the city removed them, and offered lovers a chance to buy their locks back and used the funds for local causes reportedly. Will be interesting to see how Dubai handles things if the problem become, too weighty. 😉
They will make another one I guess 😉
Love locks seem like such a romantic idea, and they are certainly a poetic way to proclaim everlasting love, but they are also an increasingly weighty problems for bridges never designed for added weight. The Pont des Arts bridge removed the locks and prohibited hanging them because they were adding 45 tons of extra weight to the bridge and causing railing collapses. Will be interesting to see how the officials in Dubai handle the show of love and, if as they do now in other cities around the world, start to remove locks, how that will play with romantics.