Drydocks World a Dubai-based building firm along with with Swiss firm BIG InvestConsult have signed a deal with owner Deep Ocean Technology, to develop an underwater hotel the ‘Water Discus Hotel’ in Dubai, UAE.
Water Discus Hotels comprise two discs – an underwater and above water section. This combination will allow guests to admire the depths of the ocean while making the most of the warm climate.
The two parts of the structure are connected by three solid legs and a vertical shaft containing a lift and stairway. The size of each disc has been adjusted to local conditions.
Safety was a top priority for both designers of the structure and a team of professionals who worked out the maintenance procedures. The goal was to ensure that guests feel safe both inside and outside, while diving.
Safety measures include a monitoring system integrated with an international earthquake and weather warning system. The luxury underwater Dubai hotel is monitored by numerous video cameras and remotely operated underwater vehicles which are positioned in appropriate places around the complex.
The luxury underwater hotel is surrounded by a beautifully vibrant coral reef. This unique location will allow you to enjoy the tropical weather and the colourful underwater world, which is just within your reach and will engage all your senses.
The disc, located up to 10 metres beneath the surface of the sea, is composed of 21 hotel rooms adjacent to the underwater dive centre and a bar. Each room is integrated with the underwater world as closely as possible, offering a surprisingly direct, yet safe contact with the local flora and fauna.
Special lighting system of the area around the room and the miniature underwater vehicles which can be operated from inside will allow you to take a closer look at even the most microscopic underwater creatures using macro photography.
The luxury underwater Dubai hotel also ensure that guests can protect their privacy whenever necessary. All rooms are sound-proof and have curtains of different levels of transparency.
The disc and its adjacent satellites located 5 – 7 metres above the water surface comprise a restaurant, a spa and a special recreation area.
A multifunctional lobby built inside an enormous swimming pool shows the centre of the disc. The area around the underwater part of the complex and diving activities may be watched as they happen on the screens hanging on the lobby walls.
This part of the complex is connected to the satellites with awe-inspiring glass-walled tunnels cutting through a training pool for divers.
Its rooftop includes seawater swimming pools (integrated with the training pool). Finally, there is also an exotic garden offering a moment’s rest before going back to extreme experiences.
The elegant and spacious restaurant is a perfect place to regenerate body and soul after a day filled with exciting diving excursions or energetic water sports. The restaurant is located in one of the satellites of the upper discs. Like all rooms in the complex, it offers a magnificent panoramic view.