The unique culture and vibrancy of Venice can't be recreated—but that doesn't mean you can't try. The Floating Venice is the world's first floating resort destination, located over two miles off Dubai's coast. Inspired by the Mediterranean canal city, the underwater vessel will offer five-star dining and top-class luxury accommodations. 414 bespoke cabins will be on offer, 180 of which will be located below sea level, where guests can gaze upon multi-colored fish and gondolas passing overhead. The resort has the ability to accommodate up to 3,000 guests daily across four floating decks. 

Traditional Venezian festivals such as Carnivale di Venezia, Binnale di Venezia and Festa del Rendentore will be celebrated throughout the year to even further transport guests to the Mediterranean location. Guests will have the option to relax in one of 24 pools located across the property, each of which will include an acrylic base to view the coral nurseries below. Developers of the hotel intend to plant 400,000 square feet of coral along the ocean floor to encourage a thriving variety of sea life to grow. In addition to the 24 pools on property, 12 floating beaches will also be available for guests to access.


To further celebrate Venice's contribution to culture and the arts, guests will have the ability to choose from over 12 different bar and dining locations throughout the property. When not wining and dining, couples can stroll through the romantic canal streets sampling goods from artisan crafts shops and bespoke boutiques. Set in front of the backdrop of Dubai's stunning skyline, you're likely to have an experience you won't soon forget. Construction of The Floating Venice is set to begin in 2018 and be completed by the end of 2020.

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