Dubai unveils underwater hotels

Shipbuilding arm of Dubai World teams up with Swiss firm for unusual concept
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The shipbuilding arm of Dubai World has announced plans to build a series of underwater hotels in the emirate. (Source: Supplied)
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In a statement released on Wednesday, Drydocks World said it has signed an agreement with a Swiss contractor to develop the World Discus Hotel, which is partly submerged under the sea. (Source: Supplied)
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According to Drydocks World, BIG InvestConsult will provide the required technological expertise for the unusual concept. (Source: Supplied)
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As well as providing leisure facilities, the development will also include a laboratory for ocean environment protection and research. (Source: Supplied)
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Drydocks World did not provide any details on the cost of the project or a potential completion date. (Source: Supplied)
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Dubai has a history of building unique tourism projects, such as the man-made Palm Jumeirah and The World islands development. (Source: Supplied)
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The emirate is also home to the indoor ski slope Ski Dubai and Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. (Source: Supplied)