Dubai’s water attractions capitalize on the revenge tourism trend

The Deep Dive Dubai pool has been verified by Guinness World Records as the deepest pool in the world.

Deep Dive Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Aside from year-round sunshine and a huge, well-served international airport, Dubai continues to attract hordes of foreign visitors due to unmatched advertising talent bolstered by a “let’s go” approach -hi” in the new construction. .

Unabashed excellence and theatrical performances are part of the city’s DNA, and in an age of depressing international news, who can blame holidaymakers for wanting to escape this world?

And there are two record-breaking new destinations in Dubai that offer just that.

Lovers of free-falling in mysterious watery terrain can now test their skills at Deep Dive Dubai, the only facility in the world where you can dive to depths of 60 meters, which is 15 meters deeper than any other space , not to mention four times bigger.

Located in the Nad Al Sheba neighborhood of Dubai, the Deep Dive Dubai pool has been verified by Guinness World Records as the deepest pool in the world and holds 14 million liters of water, the equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools. To try it you need to book in advance and it is only open to people from 10 years old to go scuba diving.

Built to look like a large sunken city, this strange hole in the heart of the desert is equipped with 56 cameras to ensure the safety of visitors along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems.

“By design, Deep Dive Dubai offers something truly unique for everyone and our team is committed to ensuring a memorable experience,” facilities director Jarrod Jablonski commented at the launch last year, himself a record cave diving world championship.

Dubai expat Gautam Kulkarni from India recently ventured into this unusual attraction and was quite impressed.

“The dive itself was really good — it’s amazing to go into a pool at a normal depth and suddenly a whole chasm opens up below you,” he told CNBC.

He added that the only downside was the lack of marine life, but that it’s great for a unique experience.

Infinity pool

Step back out into the dazzling Dubai sunlight and head 294 meters into the sky to find another Guinness World Record: the outdoor infinity pool above the luxurious five-star Address Beach Resort at Jumeirah Beach Residence , the highest in the world.

Rising from the 77th floor, the pool (which also opened last year) is an Instagrammer’s fever dream with incredible panoramic views of the city’s hottest spots including Bluewaters Island, Palm Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab in sail shape, though swimmers prone to vertigo should steer clear of the edge with its breath-sucking drop.

The rooftop’s wet surface gives the appearance of a huge lake in the sky, while the space is also home to ZETA Seventy Seven, a stylish Asian restaurant with a seafood-inspired menu.

To ensure guests enjoy the serene views and VIP treatment, the floor is only open to those over 21.

The outdoor infinity pool at the top of the luxurious five-star Address Beach Resort at Jumeirah Beach Residence.

Address Beach Resort, Dubai

“We’ve been coming to Dubai for years and it’s crazy, the place just keeps coming up with these amazing views, you think they can’t beat something they do,” Stuart Davids, a UK tourist enjoying Address. the hotel’s pool cabanas told CNBC.

He added: “We’ve been to some of the best hotels in Dubai, but this one is really special – the crazy views, the gorgeous infinity pool, the service, everything.”

Address Beach Resort is part of a twin tower project developed by Al Ain Holding together with Address Beach Residences and comprises 217 hotel rooms and suites, 443 serviced apartments and 478 residential apartments.

These posh pads are currently being snapped up in Dubai’s equally booming property market by the influx of affluent individuals which soared to 54,000 in June 2021 from 52,000 in December 2020, achieving growth of 3.8 %, according to research firm New World Wealth.

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