Real estate developer Kleindienst Group’s The Heart of Europe project is well underway and will see the construction of 125 luxurious floating villas off the coast of Dubai.
The 4,000 square foot half-submerged holiday homes, called Floating Seahorses, feature huge panoramic windows in the underwater level’s bedroom and bathroom. Jaw-dropping views of the Arabian Gulf’s marine life and natural corals can be seen from the comfort of the bed or free-standing bathtub.
Above the water’s surface there are two more levels. The sea level features an open plan living space complete with kitchen, dining area and access to the exterior wooden deck. The upper level has further sunbathing space and a glass-bottom hot tub.
All the villas come fully equipped with the latest technology. Butler service, room service and a private chef will available upon request.
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As you can imagine, the villas come with a pretty hefty price tag. But the £2.2 million cost hasn’t stopped many of the luxury holiday homes from already being snapped up. Although the project won’t be fully completed until 2018, some will be available for use as early as this autumn.
The Heart of Europe makes up just a small part of The World, a man-made archipelago of 300 islands roughly shaped like the world map. The huge project, that lies north of the Palm Jumeirah development, is still under construction after a series of setbacks due to the financial crisis.