Dubai-based developer Kleindienst Group plans to build ‘the world’s first underwater luxury vessel resort’ worth USD 680 mn.

The project, called ‘The Floating Venice’ will be located on The World, an archipelago of islands developed off the coast of Dubai by state-owned developer Nakheel.

Visitors will be able to reach The Floating Venice by boat, seaplane or helicopter, and check-in at the underwater lobby.

Kleindienst said in a statement that the floating resort has a capacity to host more than 3,000 guests per day, with accommodation, restaurants and recreation facilities split over four decks, one of which will be underwater, Reuters affiliated website Zawya reported.

The hotel will feature 414 bespoke cabins over four decks, with views of coral reefs and gondolas.

Guests will be able to go to their cabins on gondolas through winding canals or walkways along the edge of the canals.