Tag Archives: Dubai

It took 4 years, but it’s finally here…Hydropolis

11 Oct

The Hydropolis Underwater Hotel and Resort is situated just off Jumeriah Beach, Dubai. Don’t believe it? Well, it’s true. Dubai have taken the X out of Extreme and created the first underwater hotel, ever!

Not sure whether I would actually stay here or not…something just feels slightly ‘the day the earth stood still’ freakishly scary about it. Are we taking things to the extreme a tad too much?


The hotel includes three areas; the land station, where guests will be welcomed, the connecting tunnel, which will transport people by train to the main area of the hotel, and the 220 suites within the submarine leisure complex.

It was due to open at the end of 2007 but is infact opening this week…they started in 2006, 4 years later and they have finished, better late than never I suppose.

My verdict: I’d rather stay above water, although, I suppose this could be the way forward…avoids all tsunamis, hurricanes, tornados…any world disasters really….2012..hmm..

 

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Ice Land Dubai Opens!!

6 Oct

A global-warming-run-amok water park in Ras Al Khamiah, an hour from Dubai is bringing the icy, snow-covered Antarctic tundra to the hot, dry Arabian Desert — complete with hundreds of tuxedoed penguins!!! How cool is this!!

It features 24 water slides streaming from five snow-clad mountaintops with names such as Mt. Fury and Mt. Iceberg! It also has a disco pool! A soccer pool field and even better, to enter the park you have to walk under a 120 ft man-made waterfall!! Sound awesome?!

Check out the aerial shots!

Prices aren’t too bad..

Below is a park map, if you click on it, you can enlarge it and see all they have to offer!

Tom Cruise in Dubai!

28 Sep

Within the next few weeks, Dubai will be taken over with film crew and camera rolls.

The new Mission Impossible 4 is to be filmed in Dubai!

Preparations for filming in Dubai have been agreed with the production company, Paramount, following two months of meetings and location scouting.

The film will be directed by Brad Bird, known for pictures such as “The Incredibles” which grossed more than $261 million in box office takings in 2004, and “Ratatouille,” which won the Oscar for best animated film in 2007.

The only leaked actor is Tom Cruise so far…wonder who else will be showing up?!