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Dubai unveils underwater hotels

Shipbuilding arm of Dubai World teams up with Swiss firm for unusual concept

Dubai unveils underwater hotels
The shipbuilding arm of Dubai World has announced plans to build a series of underwater hotels in the emirate. (Source: Supplied)
Dubai unveils underwater hotels
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)
Dubai unveils underwater hotels
According to Drydocks World, BIG InvestConsult will provide the required technological expertise for the unusual concept. (Source: Supplied)
Dubai unveils underwater hotels
As well as providing leisure facilities, the development will also include a laboratory for ocean environment protection and research. (Source: Supplied)
Dubai unveils underwater hotels
Drydocks World did not provide any details on the cost of the project or a potential completion date. (Source: Supplied)
Dubai unveils underwater hotels
Dubai has a history of building unique tourism projects, such as the man-made Palm Jumeirah and The World islands development. (Source: Supplied)
Dubai unveils underwater hotels
The emirate is also home to the indoor ski slope Ski Dubai and Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. (Source: Supplied)