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The Hydropolis: Dubai’s Underwater Hotel

16 June 2009 15 Comments

Posted by Sherwin

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Dubai is known for its extraordinary hotels, but the Hydropolis is something special.

This jaw-dropping engineering challenge is the world’s first luxury underwater hotel and resort. It will open its doors this month, offering guests 220 bubble-shaped suites within the submarine leisure complex.

Covering an area of 260 hectares, the $490 million complex sits approximately 60 feet underwater. Visitors will be welcomed at Jumeirah Beach, then an automatic train will take them for a 515-meter long tunnel ride straight to the hotel.

Though most part of the structure is located underwater, the twin domes of the hotel’s concert auditorium and ballroom will break through the surface. The ballroom’s retractable roof will allow guests to enjoy open-air events, with panoramic views of Dubai’s coastline and skyline. Beat that!

I know this would be a perfect getaway for lovers and honeymooners, but before you start planning on checking in, consider the price tag. The self-acclaimed 10-star hotel will be charging around $5,500 per night!

[Via Design Build Network]




15 Comments »

  • The Arab said:

    Hydropolis ist not real – and will not come to existance.

  • mykle said:

    This month? Where? There’s nothing visible there from the Google satellite images.

  • mister2mike said:

    The hotel is amazing and out of this world but the price is just too impossible!

  • Mikes said:

    The price is impossible!

  • hotel-chiangmai said:

    Thanks for the information, it's definitely a big plus for anyone to know!

  • hotel-chiangmai said:

    Thanks for the information, it's definitely a big plus for anyone to know!

  • Henry said:

    Though most part of the structure is located underwater, the twin domes of the hotel’s concert auditorium and ballroom will break through the surface. The ballroom’s retractable roof will allow guests to enjoy open-air events, with panoramic views of Dubai’s coastline and skyline. Beat that!

  • Brisbane Marriot said:

    Another extra ordinary creation of dubai hotels. I'm really amaze of their creativeness.

  • Brisbane Marriot said:

    Another extra ordinary creation of dubai hotels. I'm really amaze of their creativeness.

  • DeboraBrod said:

    Did you know that booking a ticket to carnival cruises is the easiest way to get to Dubai? Who wouldn't want to get there concerning the fact that Dubai is considered the most interesting place on Earth?

  • sleeprunner said:

    Wow! Dubai hotels continue to have fantastic new designs, I wonder where they get the money from to build things like this. I think I would always be paranoid about drowning or something growing wrong though if I was staying there.

  • sleeprunner said:

    Wow! Dubai hotels continue to have fantastic new designs, I wonder where they get the money from to build things like this. I think I would always be paranoid about drowning or something growing wrong though if I was staying there.

  • cozmiuk said:

    The Hydropolis is a unique building, some say it belongs among the contemporary wonders. I plan to visit it next October, I booked myself and my husband a ticket with carnival cruise ships and I can't wait to visit this amazing futuristic structure.

  • Brisbane Hotels said:

    if that’s gonna be built am sure to visit that structure and try and live there myself even just for a week

  • lax airport hotels said:

    The information which you have given for hydropolis which is underwater and located in dubai is nice also beneficial for me and also for others who wants to know. I liked and very much impressed by this.

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