By Rahul Odedra
The Heart of Europe developer exploring possibilities with plane operator Seawings
The developer behind The Heart of Europe (THOE) on Dubai’s The World islands is exploring the possibility of flying guests to and from it by seaplane.
Currently under construction, the development by will include five-star and boutique hotels, as well as villas, retail and other features.
Kleindienst Group, the UAE-based real estate agent and developer behind the project, is partnering with seaplane tour operator Seawings to promote tourism to The World islands; Seawings will also offer THOE guests preferential rates to fly over the islands and Dubai’s scenic coastline.
In addition to this, Seawings and THOE will work closely together to explore the possibility of flying guests from around the GCC to the project via seaplane.
“We want to ensure that we provide the ultimate holiday experience, and experiencing Dubai by seaplane fits with the high level of service and activities we will offer,” said Kleindienst Group CEO Josef Kleindienst.
“We greatly look forward to working with Seawings going forward, and I am confident that together we will provide our guests, from both internationally and in the GCC, with the most unique possible trip to Dubai.”
THOE will be made up of six stunning man-made islands, each capturing a different facet of Europe’s character. Phase One of construction is currently underway.
This partnership with Seawings comes on top of agreements signed with Dubai’s RTA, which will offer water taxis and ferries, and with Ultimate Charter which will provide exclusive access to luxury yachts and other boats.
Seawings CEO Stuart Wheeler said: “The Heart of Europe hospitality development is the perfect complement to Seawings and this partnership offers prospective investors in Dubai and Seawings passengers a completely unique way to experience The World as well as gain a much larger understanding of the vision that has been created for Dubai.
“The addition to the Seawings seaplane service provides The Heart of Europe with another element of romance and a departure from the ordinary. We are exceptionally delighted to be involved at the ground breaking stages of this future UAE icon.”