Dubai to host world’s largest underwater theme park

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The largest theme park in the world, to be called Peal of Dubai, is planned for construction to boost tourism in UAE. US-based Reef Worlds, the involved design company has not yet announced when construction starts.

The planned is a five-acre park will be located on the Dubai’s shallows in the World Islands development and its concept closely imitates the Lost City of Atlantis. The scuba and snorkelling sunken attraction has its aesthetics based on Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar and other Hollywood blockbusters. It will be based on concrete structures that will be designed to attract as much marine life.

Dave Taylor, the director of development for Reef Worlds has, however, indicated that the new underwater theme park will boost “scuba diving and underwater exploration.” The attraction site is targeted at helping bring more scuba driving tourists to the emirates, as well as swimmers amd snorkelers.

Taylor says that the company wants to solve UAE’s unique tourism problem. Reef Worlds has also expressed interest of setting up underwater tourism and sustainable habitat sites in Oman and the Philippines, in addition to building the Peal of Dubai underwater theme park.

Other planned acquatic attractions in Emirates set for construction includes the Dubai Water Canal, which will present six kilometers of new waterfront. Construction was set to start off this year. Others include the Water Discus Underwater Hotel, a 21-room resort complex where guests will be able to sleep over.

It will have accommodation rooms above and below the surface of the Gulf. Bluewaters Island, a reclaimed land project is also planned and expected to be ready before the Dubai Expo 2020. It will host the mammoth “Dubai Eye” Ferris wheel.