Work on Dubai underwater hotel to start 'very shortly'

Firms behind concept say construction to start imminently; aim for further properties worldwide

The firms behind a plan to build an ambitious underwater hotel in Dubai have said that construction will begin “very shortly”.

The concept, known as the ‘Water Discus Hotel’, has been developed by Drydocks World alongside Poland’s Deep Ocean Technology and Big Invest. It was announced last year, before the project appeared to sink without a trace, with few further details being released.

Set to be built just off the emirate’s coast, the property will consist of several inhabitable discs, with the deepest being set 30m underwater. The module structure of the properties would allow them to be expanded according to their clients’ requirements.

“[The project will] bring to its guests a deluxe hotel combined with a real marine adventure and breathtaking views found only in the heart of the ocean,” Drydocks World said in a statement. “The unique location in the heart of a vibrant coral reef will allow guests enjoy both the tropical weather as well as the colourful underwater world.”

None of the companies involved have provided an estimated timeline for the developments or details on investment.

Drydocks World said that it had also held discussions about taking the concept to more GCC countries, as well as other key destinations around the world.

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Posted by: Anna

Will the hotel not become a coral reef?

Posted by: Paul

Usual big hype stuff this... "the unique location in the heart of a vibrant coral reef" - just off the coast of Dubai...???

Hasn't someone told the investors that just of the coast of Dubai the sea bed is flat sand & boring...!

Posted by: honey

but sir as we know that dubai is the land of inventions like burj khalifa , burj al arab ,and the palm and the world islands so , its possible to create coral reef for them in dubai

Posted by: Andrew J Bannister

Because we see so little of what lays beneath our oceans, they are mostly exploited and destroyed by ignorance and greed.
If these hotels can generate a fresh commercial interest in the improvement of our oceans by the creation of profit from the sheer beauty of our oceans, then with care and devotion please bring it on immediately.
We live in a wonder of the world with the tallest and biggest, now let it start the journey in being the fastest to conserve and regenerate our natural inheritance because then the whole world would really take notice and admire this amazing place we call home, Dubai.

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