If there’s one thing Dubai knows, it’s luxury. From Lamborghini cop cars to the ultra-exclusive Palm Islands and the famous seven-star Burj Al Arab, extravagance is what the City of Gold does best. Now it looks like Dubai will be adding one more gem to its crown of luxury in the form of a floating resort. The floating resort known as the Sea Palace is slated to be the latest iconic accommodation for the bustling Emirate city.
Dubai is Getting an All New Luxury Resort…On Water
The project is headed by Seagate Shipyard, an Emirati ship-building company. Once finished, the resort will consist of a main luxury hotel surrounded by not 4, not 5, but 6 floating houses. Each house will have the capability to detach and sail on their own. In true Dubai fashion, a luxury floating hotel with detachable houses just isn’t enough. Each house will be complete with glass floors and furniture designed by Aston Martin. Additionally, they will have state of the art smart systems and self-sterilising air filters. They’ll also have solar energy and a recycling system.
Currently, the project is around 65% complete and in the final stages of construction. Mohammed El Bhawravi, the founder of Seagate Shipyard, says he believes that this type of project will create a boom in the tourism field. We certainly agree.
Dubai reopened to tourists in July following their lockdown due to the pandemic. Visitors currently need to take a PCR test for Covid within 96 hours of their flight’s departure. As of November 27, the UAE has dealt with 163,967 cases and 564 deaths.
The UAE has also followed in the ways of so many other countries offering new and improved remote worker visas. Earlier this year the emirate announced new visas geared toward digital nomads and remote works. The big perk? Visa holders don’t need an Emirati sponsor to have access to benefits; like opening a bank account or enrolling children in schools which was previously offered only to residents.