Austrian company Kleindienst Group will build 42 floating villas in the Arabian Gulf in Dubai. By combining elements of a sea boat and a residential building, one of the largest developers in the Middle East offers potential buyers a home in the underwater world, one of the most unusual arab apartments in the UAE.
The Floating Seahorse project was made especially for the luxury travel company The Heart of Europe and was announced last year. Villas with an area of 158 sq. m. will feature three floors: one will be located at sea level, the second will become the upper deck, and the third floor will be completely hidden under water, revealing a view of the coral reefs that the company will grow specifically for the unusual housing.
Hotel on water with shocking price
In the UAE, a well-known shipbuilding company has presented a project of eco-friendly villas that float on the water, which is part of the large-scale Sea Palace Floating Resort project, worth AED 870 million or $236.85 million. The creators of the project have planned the construction of a magnificent hotel located on the water with 156 rooms, as well as twelve overwater villas located near Dubai Marina.
Along with this, in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, also located in the port of Al Hamra, a villa on the water called “Neptune” was presented to potential clients. It is worth noting that the first overwater villas were unveiled in Dubai and were part of the $5 billion Heart of Europe project. According to the developer’s plan, the first part of the project will be presented before the opening day of Expo 2020 Dubai.
The Sea Palace Floating Resort project’s completion is slated for January-March 2023. The construction of major elements is currently underway. According to the developer’s official information, floating villas have sparked interest from potential clients in Dubai’s real estate market. As a result, the first overwater villa was sold for AED 20 million or $5.44 million in October 2020.
Each floating villa spans an area of almost 960 square meters and consists of two floors featuring four en-suite bedrooms, a rooftop infinity pool, indoor and outdoor living areas, and an underwater observation deck on the ground floor with glass walls. In addition, the villa comes with a kitchen, living room and two rooms for staff.
Along with this, the furniture for the floating villas has been tailor-made by a renowned luxury car company. According to the developer, the luxurious floating villas will be powered by solar energy and will have cutting-edge wastewater treatment and air filtration systems.
In addition, soundproofing will be provided on the villa with the help of the engine room, and the hydraulic motors will not only ensure the stability of the villa on the water from the waves, but will also move the villa through the water to any place at the owner’s request. In addition, each floating villa will be equipped with a self-sterilizing and a smart home system in accordance with international safety standards.
Project creators noted that Dubai was deliberately chosen as a place to build the overwater resort as it is a well-known tourist and investment hub thanks to its flexible economic policy and developed infrastructure. According to https://emirates.estate/, the sales of real estate in this project for investors will soon begin.