Vacationing in Floating Villas Is the Next Big Thing

by | Jun 22, 2016 | Green Building | 0 comments

Last year, Dubai-based real estate and property management company Kleindienst Group announced plans to build “The Heart Of Europe,” an archipelago  of more than 125 floating villas located 2.5 miles off the coast of Dubai, according to The Daily Mail. Thanks to new images released this week, we now know what they’re going to look like.

The development will consist of six islands of hotels and resorts inspired by different countries. Amenities of note include a members-only floating yacht club,  a nightly fireworks spectacular, and the world’s first climate controlled streets, which let you experience the same rainy streets and snowy plazas you would in Europe, all year round. So, basically, this place is Disney World for the 1%. 

 

The first of “The Heart of Europe” properties, “The Floating Seahorse,” is set to open on December 15th of this year, and the renderings are pretty mind-blowing. According to a press release, 42 villas will be available for rent. The master bedroom and bathroom of each unit will be completely submerged under water, offering pretty incredible views of the sea. The remaining villas will be rolled out through 2019. 

Dubai is no stranger to insanely luxurious design – the Emirates first-class airport lounge boasts a cigar bar and in-lounge designer boutique, and development firm Meydan Group announced plans to build an over-the-top leisure, retail, residential, AND hotel complex that will break five world records when it’s completed in 2020. 

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