Dubai, already known for its ultra-luxury experiences, welcomes a new level of extravagance with an underwater luxury resort themed around the city of Venice. The Floating Venice is set to open in 2020 and is technically a ship, though this one is set to stay in one place, and offers, of course, a hotel (an underwater one, at that), plus restaurants and shopping.
Renderings of the property are impressive, and it looks nothing like an actual ship of any kind, but like a floating resort. The architecture is mostly Venetian (with a little added Dubai glitz and glam) and a dozen floating beaches, glass pools and gondolas surround the main structures. Inside, there are endless entertainment options, from dining to drinks to a spa. Plus, the property has its own coral reef and a coral nursery.
Throughout the year, the resort expects to host a variety of Venetian festivities, such as Carnivale.
In total, it takes up four decks, with 414 cabins (180 underwater) and 12 restaurants and bars (three underwater). The spa is underwater as well. In total, the resort expects to accommodate up to 3,000 guests at once.
Getting to the resort is a trip in and of itself, as it’s located in The World development, only reachable via boat, seaplane or helicopter from Dubai.
The $680 million resort starts construction next year and is on target to open around the same time as the Dubai Expo.
In the loud, busy and often overwhelming medina of Marrakesh, it can be difficult to find a tiny sliver of solace in which to rest after spending hours negotiating for the best market prices. But one riad truly exemplifies the characteristic of “tucked away,” as it’s located a few connected alleyways from the noise and congestion.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
The summer of 2019 will be filled with blockbuster hits. There are some recognizable brands that will perform well and some newcomers that might take the box office by surprise. The season is already starting strong with Marvel Studios finally releasing Avengers Endgame. This massive movie set box office records that likely won’t be touched for years. The film brings an end to the series and fans are not going to wait until it’s available on DVD. Endgame is going to jumpstart the season by bringing people to the movies and reminding them why it’s worth spending money to see a movie in theaters versus at home.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
North America offers many scenic and historic train rides. These train rides delight and inspire travelers because it gives them a new way to experience the world. Thousands of people take these trains every year and this type of travel is only gaining more followers. The North American train system is still years behind European and Asian countries, but they get the job done. Taking a train is also a great way to add an extra adventure to a trip or destination. It’s not just going from one place to another but getting to view everything in between as well.