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It is one of the largest contemporary construction projects in the world, covering an area of 260 hectares, about the size of London's Hyde Park.

"Hydropolis is not a project; it's a passion," enthuses Joachim Hauser, the developer and designer of the hotel. His futuristic vision is about to take shape 20m below the surface of the Persian Gulf, just off the Jumeirah Beach coastline in Dubai.

The £300m, 220-suite hotel was due to open by the end of 2006 but has experienced delays and is now scheduled to open in 2009. It will incorporate a host of innovations that will take it far beyond the original blueprint for an underwater complex worthy of Jules Vern
http://www.designbuild-network.com/projects/Hydropolis/

Man... Dubai gets the coolest buildings.
Time to move.
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and is now scheduled to open in 2009.
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Extremely old news is extremely old.
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Is it open right now?
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and for the w/c'ers here:
"How's leak testing?"
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But Dubai is bankrupt?
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I don't know what happened with this project but the lack of news for over a year generally means it's either been put on hold or scrapped. Even the website for it is blank.
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But Dubai is bankrupt?
Wait What?!
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there was a concept just like this in a Dirk Pitt book by clive cussler, a sort of floating/partially submerged hotel
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