Dubai’s ambition to be a leading global destination and the world’s most forward-thinking city has no architectural limits. The Floating Venice is the World’s first Underwater Luxury Vessel Resort.
This unique floating resort in Dubai has a capacity of up to 3,000 guests daily, with accommodation, restaurants and recreation split over 4 decks, one of which is underwater. Valued at 2.5Bn AED (680m USD), the World’s first Underwater Luxury Vessel Resort called “The Floating Venice” will be located in The World islands, 4km offshore from Dubai and will bring the Venetian experience to the Middle East.
The Floating Venice is made possible through the new technologies developed creating The Floating Seahorse. Constructed from a mixture of concrete for the underwater sections and marine lightweight materials for the upper decks, The Floating Venice is designed to have a lifespan of at least 100 years. Construction is scheduled to begin in Q1 2018 with completion by Q4 2020.
Kleindienst is the developer behind The Heart of Europe islands and The Floating Seahorse, the world’s first luxury underwater living experience, which are located in the Arabian Sea 4km off the shores of Dubai.
Guests will arrive by boat, seaplane or helicopter to the main Piazza San Marco where they can check-in at the underwater lobby. Gondola’s imported from Venice will transport guests to their cabins through the winding canals, or alternatively a short stroll through canal side walkways and bridges will take them to their awaiting cabins.
The developers announced a range of 414 bespoke cabins arranged over 4 decks, one of which is underwater giving spectacular views of the coral reefs below and passing gondola above.
A plethora of elegant boutique hospitality spots and traditional artisanal shops will bring the Venetian experience to life. Throughout the year The Floating Venice will be a celebration of culture and the arts, where traditional festivals such as Carnivale di Venezia, Biennale di Venezia and Festa del Rendentore will bring the resort alive with the flair and heritage of Venice.
The Floating Venice offers 24 pools, some of which will have acrylic bases giving amazing views of the coral reefs below. Over 400,000 sq ft of corals will be planted around The Floating Venice from the developers’ own on-site coral nursery which will encourage an abundance of sea life. 12 unique floating beaches set against the backdrop of the Dubai skyline are scattered throughout resort.
A collection of 12 restaurants and bars offer a variety of entertainment, 3 of which are underwater giving spectacular vistas of the dazzling marine life. Alternatively, the world’s first floating underwater spa awaits to pamper.