The first floating home in The Heart of Europe (Thoe) project on The World island in Dubai was unveiled in April 2016 and now Kleindienst Group, the developer, has taken a step ahead, unveiling underwater homes inspired by Emirati culture.
Aimed at large families, the Dh12 million floating seahorse, 4,004 square feet across three levels, will have two underwater bedrooms with a sky majlis and sky bedroom.
The signature edition, a fusion between Europe and the Emirati tradition, will have 40 units.
The homes will have four flexi living/sleeping areas, accommodating up to eight adults and eight children.
It will include a 'sky majlis' and 'sky bedroom' on the upper deck; a family room and bedroom on the sea level and the submerged level housing underwater bedrooms, a coral entertainment room and a coral guest bedroom.
The living areas in the underwater level will span 861 square feet, while the coral garden will exceed 600 square feet.
The developer states that during daytime all rooms can serve various purposes and by night they can be transformed into sleeping accommodation.
Each unit can be customised to provide privacy by fully enclosing the outdoor areas on the sea level and upper level.
In April 2016, Emirates 24|7 reported the company will be releasing the 'Signature' editing of the floating seahorse, while homeowners of the first units, sold in 2015, will be able to move into their floating homes by October 2016.
“We will have the first 50 floating seahorses completed and handed over in October 2016 with the number increasing to 100 by year-end,” Kleindienst Group Chairman Josef Kleindienst told this website.
The company has already sold 19 of the 40 Signature floating seahorses.
In total, there will be 131 floating seahorses of which 41 - the initial ones - were sold for Dh5 million to Dh7.5 million followed by the Tzar edition - 50 units – which were sold between Dh7.75 million and Dh10 million.