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Revealed: Inside Dubai's Floating Seahorse underwater villas

Kleindienst Group to build 42 luxury homes offshore from St Petersburg as part of its Heart of Europe island

Revealed: Inside Dubai's Floating Seahorse underwater villas

The developer of The Heart of Europe islands, which will form part of Dubai's The World, has announced more details about the underwater villas it plans to build.

Kleindienst Group said it is to build 42 Floating Seahorses, a cross between a villa and a boat which has one floor submerged.

The Floating Seahorses, designed and developed in Dubai, will be located just offshore from St Petersburg and the main Europe Island which will be a short boat ride from the coast of Dubai. They were officially launched at the recent Dubai International Boat Show.

Each individual Floating Seahorse will boast three levels, one underwater, one at sea level and an upper deck, according to developer Kleindienst.

The master bedroom and bathroom will be totally submerged underwater and will command views of the surrounding coral reef and marine life.

The sea level accommodation will boast floor to ceiling windows, uninterrupted sea views, a fully-fitted kitchen with a dining area, an open plan living area and a sun deck.

The upper deck is described as the perfect place for alfresco dining and relaxation and features an external shower, an informal bed, a mini bar, a kitchenette and a glass-bottomed jacuzzi.

Josef Kleindienst, CEO of Kleindienst Group, said: “Many months of research, design and planning have gone into The Floating Seahorse and we are excited to be able to officially launch and build it in Dubai.

"We are confident that it will set a new benchmark in the luxury lifestyle market worldwide for outstanding innovation, contemporary design and underwater living at its best.”

It was reported in February that plans to build the underwater villas are still to win approval from master developer Nakheel.

The 1,700 sq ft villas will cost about AED5 million ($1.36 million), local media reported.

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