Dubai has plans for a floating replica of Venice with underwater deck
Venice is a city known for its unique beauty. That beauty can never be replicated, but Dubai is giving it its best shot.
Dubai is planning to build a floating replica of the watery Italian city, full on with gondolas and canals as well as an underwater twist.
The resort is envisioned to be split over four decks, one of which will be submerged under the sea.
The Floating Venice has now been earmarked for Dubai’s The World development which is an artificial group of islands constructed four kilometers offshore in the shape of global map.
Kleindients ,the resort’s Venetian visionary proposes a subaquatic deck featuring an underwater lobby, 180 undersea bedroom cabins as well as three subaquatic restaurants which will offer spectacular views of marine life in the Persian Gulf.
Technically, the Floating Venice will be classified as a boat.
Developers of this project plan to use the same technology as the Floating Seahorse, which is another Kleindienst-designed underwater living experience currently under development in Dubai.
In recent years underwater tourism has proven to be popular across the world — from Ithaa Undersea Restaurant in the Maldives to the underwater suites at Atlantis in the Palm Dubai.
The Floating Venice resort is scheduled for completion in 2020 – that’s if plans are approved and building gets underway in 2018. It has an estimated price tag of AED 2.5 billion ($680 million).
To give visitors the complete flavor of Venice, it is hoped it will host Dubai editions of the city’s Carnivale di Venezia, Binnale di Venezia and Festa del Rendentore.
Dubai’s The World archipelago is still hoping to become the hot ticket prospectors hoped for when work began in 2003.
The majority of the 300 islands were sold off to contractors to build private residences, however, the majority remain unoccupied.
Developers hope that the proposed Venice replica can help improve its fortunes.
The Floating Venice is made possible through the new technologies which was developed creating The Floating Seahorse. Constructed from a mixture of concrete for the underwater sections as well as marine lightweight materials for the upper decks, The Floating Venice is designed to have a lifespan of at least a century.
“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,“ says Josef Kleindienst, the company’s chairman, in a statement.
Kleindienst is the talented developer behind The Heart of Europe islands as well as The Floating Seahorse, which is the world’s first luxury underwater living experience, which are located in the Arabian Sea 4km off the shores of Dubai.
You can find more information on the new project can be found at http://www.thefloatingvenice.com