Dubai Models World’s First Underwater Resort After Venice

Living underwater is something wild–The Avalanches, ”Livin’ Underwater (Is Something Wild)” (2016)

Get ready to live underwater at the world’s first underwater resort in Dubai

Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is considered by many veteran travelers to be a type of modern-day oasis.  The middle eastern metropolis is famous for its ultra-modern architecture, luxury shopping, and its rather lively nightlife scene.  Indeed, this thriving, exciting emirate overflows with unforgettable opportunities.

Now the city has once again surpassed itself by designing the first underwater luxury resort in the world.  Inspired by its obvious Italian  namesake, this “Floating Venice” will feature gondolas for guest transportation and Italian architecture.  This will make this new resort a unique, exclusive experience.

The Floating Venice will basically be a huge five-star vessel since a few areas will not be submerged but will be above water.  The exclusive underwater resort is scheduled to open its doors in 2020 and is predicted to be one of the top draws for the tourist trade.  This luxury resort will be anchored four kilometers from the Dubai shore by The World Islands.  Guests will have to travel via boat, helicopter or seaplane to get there.

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The Floating Venice has a predicted construction cost of 680 million dollars.  This special resort will include four decks, one of which will be entirely submerged.  Three of the dozen restaurants will be underwater.  There will also be fully submerged rooms as well to allow guests the opportunity to partake in the complete undersea experience.  It will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 guests.

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The Floating Venice will be more than an immersive taste of the Venetian experience.  It will also reportedly have a positive effect on the environment itself.  More than 400 corals are slated to be planted on the site.  The upcoming resort will even have an on-site coral nursery.  The coral will not only add the expectedly incredible undersea views but will also aid in stimulating the local marine life.

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The underwater facilities will be made of a specific mix of concrete.  The above ground areas will be built with lightweight materials which come with a 100-year lifespan.  With a carefully selected blend of architecture, boutique hospitality, culture and the arts, The Floating Venice is expected to make the city of Dubai even more attractive to guests the world over.