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Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017
With an approximate cost of Dh2.5 billion ($680.4 million), The Floating Venice will be located in The World islands, 4km offshore from Dubai, and promises to bring out the authentic Venetian experience to the Middle East.
This unique floating resort has a capacity of up to 3,000 guests daily, with accommodation, restaurants and recreation split over four decks, one of which is underwater. 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.
With 414 bespoke cabins spread over four decks, one of them will be underwater giving spectacular views of the coral reefs below and passing gondola above. The tailor-made hospitality along with elegant and traditional artisanal shops will create the Venetian experience. There will be celebration of culture and the arts all through the year in The Floating Venice. Traditional festivals such as arnivale di Venezia, Binnale di Venezia and Festa del Rendentore will help to bring out the charm of Venice.
Josef Kleindienst, chairman said, “as a developer our vision supports and aligns with Dubai’s ambition to be a leading global destination and home of innovation as the world’s most forward-thinking city. I am extremely excited and proud of The Floating Venice. Our aim is to enhance the landscape of real estate and hospitality and deliver a new iconic experience. The Floating Venice is the epitome of this innovation and spirit, the world’s first luxury underwater vessel resort.”
Of the many unrivalled experiences, guests can relax in one of 24 pools, some of which will have acrylic bases giving amazing views of the coral reefs below. Also, it has the world’s first floating underwater spa.
The Floating Venice is set to become a new modern marvel and the latest iconic destination for Dubai. Its design echoes the ancient city with its elegant facades and magnificent palaces, the inspiration for the ultimate modern interpretation and natural progression of Venice, a luxury destination like no other.