Currently under construction in Dubai, Hydropolis is the world’s first luxury underwater hotel. It will include three elements: the land station, where guests will be welcomed, the connecting tunnel, which will transport people by train to the main area of the hotel, and the 220 suites within the submarine leisure complex.
It is one of the largest contemporary construction projects in the world, covering an area of 260 hectares.”Hydropolis is not a project; it’s a passion,” enthuses Joachim Hauser, the developer and designer of the hotel. His futuristic vision is about to take shape 20m below the surface of the Arabian Gulf, just off the Jumeirah Beach coastline in Dubai. The £300 million, 220-suite hotel is due to open at the end of 2007 and will incorporate a host of innovations that will take it far beyond the original blueprint for an underwater complex worthy of Jules Verne.
I have to admit that Dubai is the future, and if only all the arab nation could simply invest their money in science and technology instead of weapons, I believe in no time they’ll be as advance as Taiwan or maybe Malaysia or India. Japan, Aussie and others are way off pitch, well, you may have the money to buy foreign technology and expertise but you can’t buy your own countryman mentality and change it in a day or two.
I’d love to see an independent report (i.e. funded and compiled by a neutral scientific organization unconnected with any UAE office) about the environmental impact of this construction. How ironic that the megalomania of the UAE–it’s passion to create the biggest of everything in the world–is precipitating the destruction of the globe itself.
I’d love to see an independent report (i.e. funded and compiled by a neutral scientific organization unconnected with any UAE office) about the environmental impact of this construction. How ironic that the megalomania of the UAE–it’s passion to create the biggest of everything in the world–is precipitating the destruction of the globe itself
we don’t spend our money on weapons !!
i live in saudi arabia and i haven’t seen a weapon in my life !! are u brain washed ?
dear aj, Saudi Arabia ranked number 9 in the world for weapons expenditure – source.
That is 10% of their GDP. It is non of my business but just like my country Malaysia with her wasteful spending, the question is, are we going to war or likely to be involved in a war anytime soon? If the answer is NO, then why spend so much when the money can be best spend improving the country.
“I lived in planet earth and I haven’t seen air in my life!”
this would be amazing for the united states to have. how much is this costing? how much does it cost a night
I have been in Dubai several years ago and visited all malls, desert adventure and so on, I have plan to visit Dubai next time when Palm Island, the biggest mosque have complished.
wow this is amazing i would love to work there even without they pay me.
Is this construction already done? How come I haven’t seen any final/real image of this yet; I am so longing to see it hooo….. this is so awesome!
congratulation for conctracter. God bless you for superb job.THE WORK YOU DONE IS OPTIMUM IN GLOBAL. IM HOTELIER I DREAM TO WORK IN FRONT OFFICE IN THIS HOTEL . CAN I HAVE AN EMAIL OF THIS HOTEL.
If you like this concept check out SEMISUB.com the wave of the future in tourism activity. Half yaught, half submarine. Will take you scuba diving with your entire family while holding a cocktail in your hand. Simply amazing!
this is insane.
There is an interesting story about the Underwater Hotel in Dubai. The person whose dream project this is, initially did not find an investor for his pet project. He met many influential financiers and investors, but no luck. Then, Sheikh Mohammed got to know about this project. He evinced an interest to build it off the Dubai coast. Work began, and as it progressed, many other countries woke up to the reality and potential of this Dubai Underwater Hotel. They then also evinced an interest to finance and build one off their territories. Great vision, Sheikh Mohammed!
“only all the arab nation could simply invest their money in science and technology instead of weapons.” Arab leaders dont invest money in weapons; they invest it in themselves, they whore the money and keep it to them.
Dubai has the changed the landscape of the middle east. You see alot of cities, especially in the gulf, build up and use their money wisely.
The construction for this underwater hotel hasn’t even started! It might have been canceled, especially considering the state of economy Dubai is in.