New underwater tourism project planned in Dubai
Dubai, July 5, 2014
Reef Worlds, a US-based reef developer, said it has completed the design works on Pearl of Dubai, which is set to become the largest sustainable underwater tourism site in the world.
The underwater tourism design company based in Los Angeles recently completed designing a novel five acre tourism site that will allow select waterfront resort development partners the ability to capture a slice of the global $3 billion dive and snorkel market, reported the Emirates 24/7.
The unique site is being designed to look like an ancient Lost City. Reef Worlds entertainment team have designed for blockbuster movies like Avatar and Pirates of the Caribbean, said the company in a statement.
"The UAE has a unique tourism problem that we address," said Dave Taylor, the director of development for Reef Worlds.
“When one considers Dubai and the region, scuba diving and underwater exploration is not on the Top Ten list, and yet it is almost everywhere else in the world,” he noted.
Once opened, “Pearl of Dubai” will quickly become a focus for international dive/snorkel tourism and habitat creation in the region said Taylor.
It estimated that, globally, resorts currently own over 200,000 square miles of unused or underused waterfront space and Reef Worlds is enhancing those spaces, one iconic development at a time.
Reef World said it also has plans to expand with waterfront resort developers from Dubai to the Philippines in places where tourism and regional habitat could use an immediate boost.
“The Reef Worlds brand is all about sustainability and the creation of new habitat while at the same time adding instant tourism revenue and excitement to waterfront resorts,” said Taylor.
“We will work with carefully selected resort partners on unique underwater habitat projects that directly support our clients’ sustainability and revenue goals,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service