Hotels

Dubai reveals latest plan for underwater hotel

 A long-awaited undersea hotel in Dubai looks finally set to be built, after an agreement to develop it was unveiled this week.

The Water Discus Hotel won’t be totally submerged but will be a disc-like structure with part of the building above water and the rest below the surface.

The 21 rooms will be submerged up to ten meters below the surface of the water, with huge windows offering a view out from the bed and an external ‘explorer’ robot which can be controlled from the room to allow guests to interact with marine life.

According to Deep Ocean Technology, a restaurant, spa and reception area would be hosted above the waterline, with guests descending below the surface in glass-walled tunnels to get to their rooms.


As might be expected, the hotel would offer plenty of services for divers, with a training pool and other water sports offerings set to be available.

The hotel will also include other amenities such as a spa, helipad, and an above ground terrace should guests feel a bit claustrophobic stuck inside The Discus!

With no specific planned opening date, observers will be watching closely whether this plan comes any further than previous attempts to build underwater hotels in Dubai, which have stalled or quietly disappeared as the country faced economic ruin

More Hotels
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi to celebrate Mexican National Day with Mexican food fiesta
Looking for an adventure - go to Iraq for Eid
* Hotel Metropole Geneva
Latest Travel News
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 Ma...
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 2...
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of ...
Featured Sights To See
Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Bangkok, Thailand

This temple dates back to the 1500s and is the oldest in Thailand. The reclining Buddha located in the northern section was made in the 1800s and is almost 150 feet long and 15 feet high. It is made of cement-covered brick and coated with gold leaf. The soles of the feet are inlaid with mother-of-pearl with 108 signs, marks and qualities by which a true Buddha is recognized. It is considered good ...

Pantai Seri Kenangan Beach

Pantai Seri Kenangan Beach

Brunei Darussalam, Brunei

The most popular beach in the country, this place overlooks the South China Sea and the long coastline includes playgrounds, food kiosks, BBQ facilities and changing rooms. It’s an ideal place to visit for the day and have a picnic with the family. ...

Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg)

Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg)

Berlin, Germany

is the largest surviving palace in Germany. It was initially built as a summer residence for Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Frederick I. it is a beautiful piece of architecture and gives an insight into the lives of the royals in the 17th century. The large grounds are also good to wander through. A whole day can even be spent there, as there are some adjoining museums. The crowds can be difficult ...

Sky Tower

Sky Tower

Auckland, New Zealand

Sky Tower is located at the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets and stands at 328 meters and is the tallest free-standing tower and has a panoramic view of up to 80 km. On the top is the Orbit revolving restaurant.  Hours: Daily 8:30am-late Location: SKYCITY, Victoria and Federal sts Phone: 0800/759-2489 in NZ, 09/363-6000 Fax: 09/363-6010           {loadpositi...