Dubai is full of unique experiences which visitors will only find in this thriving Emirate – however, the city has surpassed itself once again, bringing to life the world’s first underwater luxury resort. The Floating Venice is inspired by its namesake and will include Italian architecture as well as gondolas to transport guests, making it an exclusive and one-off experience in the city.
The Floating Venice will essentially be a vessel, with some areas above water, along with submerged zones accessible to guests. It promises to be yet another major reason for people to make their way to Dubai in 2020, when it’s expected to open its doors. The exclusive resort will be located by The World Islands, 4km off the shore of Dubai, and guests will only be able to reach it via boat, seaplane or helicopter.
The construction of The Floating Venice is calculated at 680 million dollars and it will accommodate 3,000 guests. Altogether, the luxury resort is composed of four decks, one of which is underwater. This means that out of the 12 restaurants, three of them will be submerged, along with other rooms where guests can get the full under the sea experience.
This Venetian experience is a portrait of magnificence, but it will also have a positive impact on the environment. Over 400 of corals will be planted around the resort, which will have its own on-site coral nursery. This will not only allow guests to have the most spectacular views of the sea, but it will also stimulate marine life.
The construction will be built with a mix of concrete for the underwater facilities, with lightweight materials for the above ground areas and will have a guaranteed life span of 100 years. The Floating Venice is certain to make Dubai an even more enticing destination for guests from around the world, celebrating architecture, technology, arts and culture through its boutique hospitality.