Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Well, thanks to my friend Tait I use the Stumble Upon extension for my Mozilla browser. To make a long story short, its an extension that when downloaded, it becomes a button on your browser and it will find sites according to your interests and other people's recommendations. Anyways, I stumbled upon this site talking about Hydropolis, the first real undersea hotel being designed in Dubai. First, I know there is a "undersea hotel" in Key Largo, Fl. However that "hotel" is like a metal box in 20 feet of water with 2 rooms and is thoroughly unimpressive. So this Hydropolis should be something special. Second, for those of you who don't know, Dubai is like the richest country in the world or something. It has a large indoor ski slope (you will have to look this up) apparently the size of a football field. It is building all sorts of hotels and resorts and I am also quite certain it is home to the only 6 star hotel in the world.
Back to Hydropolis, which will have 220 suites 20 meters below the surface. It has a land station at the surface, and then guests are transported via train to the suites below. Also included in this hotel, in the upper floors, is a marine biologist research station (hello Dubai!!!), offices, a restaurant and a cinema. You can read more about it yourself, but I thought this was pretty awesome and worth noting.