The destination for all things luxurious and the land of architectural
marvels, Dubai has announced its plans to construct Water Discus Hotel- a
lavish, one of a kind facility which will have a structure that is
partly above the water and the rest underneath. This hotel is the
result of a deal between Dubai shipbuilder Drydocks World and
Swiss-based BIG InvestConsult, on behalf of partner Deep Ocean
This underwater hotel will consist of two discs-an underwater one and an
above-water one. In this way, visitors can have the best of both
worlds-enjoy the depths of the ocean while basking in the glorious warm
weather. The size of each disc has been designed taking into
consideration the local conditions.
To ensure safety at all times, the structure rests on three sturdy legs
fixed to the seabed. The upper disc is suspended above the surface of
the water and the two discs are connected by these three solid legs and a
vertical shaft. Such a design ensures that Water Discus will remain
safe even in the most adverse weather conditions, such as a fairly high
tsunami. Moreover, the vertical shaft also contains a lift and a
The structure itself is set amidst a sensational and animated coral
reef. Guests can experience the colorful underwater world from their
hotel rooms. The underwater sea, which is located up to 10 meters below
the sea surface, has 21 hotel rooms adjacent to the underwater dive
centre and a bar. Each room gives a feeling of truly being underwater
as the rooms are built in a way that provides safe and direct contact
with the local flora and fauna. The rooms have floor to ceiling windows
offering breathtaking views of life under the sea.
It doesn’t end here. There’s also a restaurant, a spa and a special
recreation area in the disc and its neighboring satellites which are
situated 2-7 meters above the surface of the water. The centre of the
disc includes a gigantic swimming pool with a multifunctional lobby
built inside it.
The area surrounding the underwater part of the complex, including the
diving activities can be seen live on the screens hanging on the lobby
walls. This part of the complex is connected to the satellites with
glass-walled tunnels cutting through a training pool for divers.
Unfortunately, the exact location and date of initiation of construction
are still not known. Guess we’ll have to wait a while before paying a
visit to this fabulous hotel.