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02 March 2024

Underwater hotel plan afloat

By Staff

Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman Drydocks World & Maritime World met with Arkadiusz Majerski, President and CEO Deep Ocean Technology and Bogdan Gutkowski president of Big Invest to discuss issues related to the Water Discus Hotel project including the designs, engineering aspects and the structures.

The increased interest in the development of this futuristic project in Dubai, the UAE, other GCC countries and other key destinations around the world was also discussed

While presenting a film and discussing a recent CNN report on the project, Majerski reviewed the global interest in the Water Discus Hotel.

The growing interest in the concept of the ‘Coastal Dream Cities’ which will build communities in coastal waters with zero environmental effect while using future technology to positively impact on today’s lives was also discussed.

Both parties agreed to increase levels of cooperation and collaboration in order to take these projects forward.

Water Discus Underwater Hotel

The Water Discus Underwater Hotel comprises of a number of discs  underwater, at a depth ranging from 10 to 30 meters and the others above the surface allowing guests to admire the depths of the ocean while still being able to make the best of resort living on the surface.

The hotels, to be situated in all parts of the world will bring to its guests a deluxe hotel combined with a real marine adventure and breathtaking views found only in the heart of the ocean.

The unique location in the heart of a vibrant coral reef will allow guests enjoy both the tropical weather as well as the colorful underwater world.

Each room is integrated with the underwater world as closely as possible and will offer surprisingly direct, yet safe contact with the flora and fauna including underwater vehicles that can be operated from inside allowing a closer look at even the most microscopic underwater creatures.

Due to its modular and unique construction design, Water Discus can be expanded and customised to suit the surroundings and client requirements.

A single discus is an independent structure of approximately 1000 square metres fully equipped to ensure the very highest levels of safety and comfort.

This serves as an individual module and a single component of a bigger complex.

A number of such modules may be used to build a hotel complex of a size which is suitable both to the client and the individual location. Complexes can be situated anywhere in the world and each design will be tailored to suit local conditions such as shape of the coast line and ocean depth around the reef.

Another fascinating aspect is that in the event of changes in either environmental or economic conditions the modules can be moved to a different location, offering a unique opportunity to live underwater on a permanent basis with unlimited options to change locations.

This mobility also allows for easier changes in the interior design of the hotel as any disc can be detached and replaced at any time with a new one.

Zero Harm environment policy

“We are delighted to be involved in this project to construct the first of its kind and very unique Water Discus Hotel”, said Buamim. “It is a matter of deep pride and honour for us that once again, we have been recognised as a facility which is able to construct and fabricate a leading edge design and a world’s first concept.

“We look forward to the launch of construction very shortly and as always we are confident of providing a high quality structure in a cost-effective and timely basis”

“We also look forward to progressing discussions on the Coastal Dream Cities concept. DDWMW is at the helm of initiatives which protect our environment such as our Zero Harm policy and the Dubai Green Maritime Initiative.

“We will strongly support this future project which uses sustainable technology with little or no environmental impact” he added.

Drydocks World is currently involved in some of the industry’s cutting edge and world’s first projects in the oil, gas and energy sectors.

These include the Dolwin Beta, the HVDC Offshore Wind Energy Platform, the Prelude FLNG Turret, the Solan subsea oil storage and the MCV conversion projects of the Eagle Louisiana and the Eagle Texas.