Dubai to Open Underwater Hotel

June 8, 2012 by

Add another one to Dubai’s list of over-the-top offerings. The City of Gold is slated to build an underwater hotel.

The design for Water Discus Hotel, created by Polish firm Deep Ocean Technologies, shows two large disc-shaped structures, one above and one below the water. The submerged disc will house 21 two-person guest rooms. Each room will have floor to ceiling windows showcasing life 33 feet under the water in the Persian Gulf.

Plans currently include a diving center, spa, spacious garden, an upper terrace swimming pool, and a helipad atop one of the surface discs for those who prefer to arrive by air.

Water Discus Hotel is a different project from Hydropolis—a much murmured about Dubai underwater hotel plan that has failed to get past the blueprint stage And we’re hoping that this one doesn’t succumb to the same fate.

But Dubai isn’t the first one to dream up an underwater hotel. Jules’ Undersea Lodge—an undersea research lab turned lodge—in Key Largo, Florida has been operating for years. And a couple others are currently in the works, including Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji and another project planned for Istanbul.

Chic Travelers: Would you stay in an underwater hotel?

artist rendering credits: Deep Ocean Technologies

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  1. Ruby T. says:

    I might be brave enough to visit one for a tour, but no way would I be able to sleep underwater … as beautiful as those images are, I don’t think I could sleep easy with nothing but glass separating me from the deep.


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