Situated at a 260 hectare piece of land, the Hydropolis Hotel Dubai is set to become the first luxury hotel in the world once construction is finished. The land where the hotel is being constructed is owned by General Sheikh His Excellency Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prince of the land of Dubai. With the backing of the Prince, around 150 companies are currently involved in the finishing of the project.
The initial concept for the construction of Hydropolis was inspired by Hauser’s passion for water and sea. The project is more than just constructing an underwater hotel. It puts an analogy between architecture and the composition of man. The gaps located within the basin will serve as function rooms such as bars, restaurants, theme suites, and meeting areas. They symbolize the functions of the organisms of a man namely the motor functions, heart, and the nervous system as well as the sinus loop which symbolizes the beat of all lives.
The ballroom, located in the nerve center, can be accessible through ramps, staircases, and lifts. The petal-shaped retracting roof provides a great venue for staging open sky activities. Catering areas will have receptions and banquets.
The Land Station
The 120-m semicircular cylinder shaped land station bends over a multi-storey building. The ground level is where commuters will board a silent train running on a fully automated cable with a modular self-helping steel pathway to Hydropolis. An on-demand and timely logistical system will deliver a competent supply of commodities to the hotel.
Although the original and odd hotel in Dubai is not yet open to the public, the ultra modern features of this underwater hotel would surely make customers excited and awed. The upper levels of the land station have facilities such as a research laboratory of marine biological, a beauty surgery clinic, and business centers. The lower level, on the other hand, will house the hotel and parking areas, staff rooms, and the storage area of the goods and the loading docks.
Moreover, the land station will also house a restaurant and an ultra-modern cinema showing the evolution of sea life and the historical background of underwater architecture. In reality, the movie is all about the real life of Hydropolis Hotel. A viewing stand near the entrance opening across the roof will provide sights of the building as well as its light events.
At the moment, it is still uncertain when the last levels of the hotel will be completed. However, the makers and developers of the first luxury underwater hotel in the world are optimistic that it is capable of meeting an average of 3,500 guests daily.