Dubai plans underwater hotel
Architects in Dubai are all geared up to build a partially submerged hotel, complete with underwater rooms offering views of life below the surface of the sea.travel Updated: May 04, 2012 17:11 IST
Architects in Dubai are all geared up to build a partially submerged hotel, complete with underwater rooms offering views of life below the surface of the sea.
The 'Water Discus Hotel', a spaceship-shaped building perched in the water is set to be the first of several planned across the region.
The designers, Deep Ocean Technology (DOT), hope the hotel will fulfil holidaymakers' desire to explore the depths of the oceans.
"Today, the advent of new technology made the heart of the ocean a setting not only for diving, but also for luxurious holidays," the Daily Mail quoted a spokesperson for BIG InvestConsult, a Swiss company behind the development, as saying.
The hotel will comprise of two main discs, one above water and one below, that will be connected by three 'legs' which contain lifts and stairways to plunge guests from the sunshine above down beneath the surface of the sea.
The underwater section is located up to 10 metres deep and is comprises of 21 hotel rooms adjacent to the submerged dive centre and a bar.
A special lighting system will illuminate the flora and fauna outside and the highest technology in the rooms will enable guests to zoom in and take a closer look at even the tiniest creatures using macro photography.
DOT insists that it has kept to the highest safety requirements hence nobody needs to worry.
The height of the top disc is such that it can withstand a tsunami and any flooding, while the underwater disc automatically surfaces at once in the event of any danger.
First Published: May 04, 2012 17:11 IST