Dubai leads race in underwater hotels
Dubai is at the centre of a worldwide trend in developing underwater hotels with the recent deal between several European and Middle Eastern companies to develop the resorts in the region. The first concept to breathe life into the agreement is the ’Discus World Hotel’ – a 21 room facility where guests will sleep 10m beneath the surface of the sea.
The disc shaped hotel will sport sexy looking rooms and an underwater dive centre. There will also be an underwater bar – for when martinis on the ground aren’t enough for those with money to burn. The rooms will have elegant lighting and a unique macro photography vehicle that will allow guests to photograph the coral and sea creatures living outside the window. The hotel itself will be comprised of a number of discs which will be supported on three massive pillars.
The Discus hotel is just one of many, with many still being in the design stage. The final estimated cost for each project is likely to be $50 – $120 million. We can only imagine the nightly cost for stays once they open for business… better start saving!
Will you be willing to pay the premium to stay at an underwater hotel?