‘Floating Venice’ to be recreated in Dubai

A miniature version of Venice is going to be recreated in Dubai which promises to be the world’s ‘first five-star floating destination’. It will be floating 2.5 miles off the city’s coast.

The resort will boast of 12 restaurants, an underwater spa, and gondolas imported straight from Venice so that visitors can experience the feel of the Italian city.

'Floating Venice' will be the world’s ‘first five-star floating destination which will be opened in Dubai.
'Floating Venice' will be the world’s ‘first five-star floating destination which will be opened in Dubai. Photo courtesy: Kleindienst Group

This iconic resort is being developed by Kleindienst Group, a Dubai-based real estate and property developer.

Josef Kleindienst, chairman of Kleindienst Group, said, “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.”

The Floating Venice will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 guests daily.

The distinguished guests to this floating wonder will be taken by seaplane, boat, or helicopter. Upon arrival, they'll check in at the underwater lobby before being transported to one of the mini-city's 414 cabins—and 180 of those cabins, along with the hotel's spa, restaurants, and bars, will be submerged, offering an immersive view of the Arabian Sea.

Visitors will be able to feast on the spectacular ocean view comprising of on-site coral nursery, with over 400,000 square feet of coral and marine life, will be the focal point of the subterranean rooms. More claustrophobic guests will be able to come up for air at one of the complex's 12 floating beaches, and sample Venetian delicacies as they tan.

Visitors will also be able to participate in some of Venice's popular festivals including ‘The Carnevale di Venezia’- Italy's famed festival of masks, along with the Regata Stoica di Venezia and the Festa del Redentore. Even operas will be performed on-site at the resort. 

Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.


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