New underwater 'discus' hotel planned for Dubai
It's already home to the The World, and multi-billion-dollar reproduction of the Earth made out of different islands, and the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building at 829 metres.
And now, Dubai is planning to build a discus-shaped hotel that's half submerged under water.
The Water Discus Hotel would be a sea-lover's dream; one of the hotel discs would be up to 10m below the surface, and will feature 21 rooms next to an underwater dive centre and bar, according to news.com.au.
Guests will also be able to use vehicles that can take photos of the sea creatures surrounding them.
Water Discus Hotels are made of two discs, an above-the-surface one and an under water one. The two discs are connected with three legs and a vertical shaft that's home to a lift and stairway.
Deep Ocean Technology is the company behind the idea, while building company Drydocks World and Swiss firm BIG InvestConsult have joined forces to develop the plan.
Bogdan Gutkowski, President of BIG INVEST Group said the Water Discus Hotel will "allow guests to admire the depths of the ocean while making the most of the warm climate".
He added: "Water Discus Hotel project opens many new fields of development for hotel and tourism sector, housing and city sector in the coastal off-shore areas, as well as new opportunities for ecology support by creation of new underwater ecosystems and activities on underwater world protection."
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