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Old July 7th, 2004, 11:47 AM   #1
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NEVER BUILT: HYDROPOLIS (220-room underwater resort)



PROJECT NAME: Hydropolis Hotel (Underwater)
LOCATION: Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE
LANDSIDE APPROX: 30.000 ms (Gross Floor Area)
HOTEL APPROX: 75.000 ms (Gross Floor Area)
DEPTH: 20 meters belowsurface
COST: US$ 550 M
NUMBER OF SUITES: 220
OTHER DETAILS
START OF DESIGN: 2003 April
START OF CONSTRUCTION: 2004 September
END OF CONSTRUCTION: 2006 July
OPERATING FROM: 2006 December
KEY FACT: World's first under water hotel!

The design includes three linked elements: a wave-shaped 333,333-sq.-ft. (30,000-sq.-m) above-ground "land station" and the jellyfish-shaped 833,333-sq.-ft. (75,000-sq.-m.) underwater hotel, linked by a submerged transparent train tunnel that's 1,700 feet (515 meters) long.

Among the project's other unusual architectural details are the hotel's two translucent domes, which will house a concert auditorium and a ballroom that break the water's surface, with the ballroom featuring a retractable roof. And that's not to mention the hotel's







More info and photos, go to www.hydropolis.com



The Hydropolis Hotel, as this artist's rendering illustrates, will include two domes that break the water's surface, with the ballroom dome featuring a retractable roof. Rendering: Hydropolis Holding

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sweet looks great
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Old July 11th, 2004, 10:26 AM   #3
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Source: hydropolis.com




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Old July 11th, 2004, 10:33 AM   #4
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Sorry for the huge photos !
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Old July 11th, 2004, 01:14 PM   #5
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Old July 15th, 2004, 05:57 PM   #6
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I didn't know they have already put a board
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Old August 10th, 2004, 04:08 PM   #7
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on some dubai discussions in the german forum i found out that there was an article in a german newspaper which said that the construction of hydropolis will evoke environmental problems. anybody heard something about this?
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Old August 10th, 2004, 06:31 PM   #8
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on some dubai discussions in the german forum i found out that there was an article in a german newspaper which said that the construction of hydropolis will evoke environmental problems. anybody heard something about this?
Everything build where it normally shouldn't will evoke enviremental problems, same is being argued for the Palm also. It only means that it would effect the enviroment but not neccesarly that it will damagge it.

It will not wipe out entire species of marine life, neither it will change the regional climate so i don't see a big deal about it.
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Old August 10th, 2004, 07:24 PM   #9
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i also couldn't consider this as true!!! i was just wondering as a known magazine reported about this. i mean there was a lot of time to check if there will be any stream problems caused by palm jumeirah that would evoke environmental problems.

maybe they are just envious???
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Old August 10th, 2004, 09:20 PM   #10
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i read somewhere a long time ago that this was not going to go through and now i hear that its going to be built what is its status?
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Old August 10th, 2004, 10:47 PM   #11
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construction is scheduled to start in september.
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Old August 11th, 2004, 04:08 AM   #12
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anybody heard something about this?
Yes. I work for an environmental organization (in Canada) and have heard quite a bit about it. All the crap that Dubai is building in the gulf (Palm / World / etc) is creating one of the biggest ecological disasters on the planet. Of course you'll never hear a word about this subject in the UAE. The sheikh has decided that he wants to see this nonsense through and has enough clout to exert a good deal of political pressure even on overseas critics.

I can get quite heated up on this subject and most of my views probably wouldn't be terribly popular on here so I'll try to restrain myself...


However I will be laughing when in 20 years you'll be able to walk from Dubai straight across the brand new salt flats to Iran.


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i mean there was a lot of time to check if there will be any stream problems caused by palm jumeirah that would evoke environmental problems.
Sure there was all kinds of time. But when the preliminary reports came back and indicated that the best course of action was not to build any of these projects, Shk. Maktoum figured he didn't like the sound of that and canceled all pending environmental assesments, making damn sure that those first results were never published.
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means that it would effect the enviroment but not neccesarly that it will damagge it.
It will completely destroy it.


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It will not wipe out entire species of marine life, neither it will change the regional climate so i don't see a big deal about it.
I see. So dropping an atomic bomb on SZR is A-Ok, seeing as how it will neither destroy an entire species nor change the regional climate.

'Cuz that's exactly the equivalent of what's being done to the Arabian Gulf right now.




Anyhow. I should probably take my own advice and shut up about this subject...
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It will completely destroy it.




I see. So dropping an atomic bomb on SZR is A-Ok, seeing as how it will neither destroy an entire species nor change the regional climate.

'Cuz that's exactly the equivalent of what's being done to the Arabian Gulf right now.




Anyhow. I should probably take my own advice and shut up about this subject...
You don't have to shut up, not if your concerns are real and not just ranting around. We are all grown up here.

Facts, facts, facts .... please
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this things worry me massively as it often seems an issue where thereis rapid growth. Concerns like these are brushed aside. And it does seemodd to me that is no one rants about the down side of any project here. Or who is even sees a down side apart from market flooding and traffic. So please expand on this topic if you feel like it as i dont know much about it my self. !
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Hum. Don't have anything on me at the moment, sorry. However related material has definitely passed my desk. When I go into work tomorrow, I'll see what I can dig up...
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would be very intrsted in that !
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Old August 16th, 2004, 11:26 AM   #18
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i'd like to see facts too. i'm worried about this.
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Old August 18th, 2004, 03:28 PM   #19
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this is interesting news about the environmental damage. i had heard something about a ecosystem being created on the palm islands so that any damage would be greatly minimised so this is a bit of a surprise. i too would like to hear about what putter has to say
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... All the crap that Dubai is building in the gulf (Palm / World / etc) is creating one of the biggest ecological disasters on the planet.
...

However I will be laughing when in 20 years you'll be able to walk from Dubai straight across the brand new salt flats to Iran.

We are waiting for you to dig on your papers ... Ooops you already told what "will hapens". Now is time for you to say why.
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