A Dubai Space Hotel Could Double Dubai Tourism
A luxury moon-shaped resort is about to reshape the skyline of Dubai. This proposal by Canadian company Moon World Resorts is expected to double the emirate’s annual tourism visits.
Designed to look like the Earth’s orbital cousin, it will include a 4,000-room hotel, nightclub, spa, lounge, and events center. It will also feature 300 private luxury residences.
Designed to look like the Moon
Dubai is famous for its dazzling skyline, and now it can add a spherical structure that looks like the Moon to its list of wonders. A company called Moon World Resorts plans to build a massive resort shaped like Earth’s orbital cousin, and it could attract 10 million visitors each year.
The spherical hotel would contain luxury suites, a spa, and restaurants. It will also feature a “lunar surface” and an area where guests can experience low gravity, according to the Khaleej Times. Guests will be able to ride rovers and walk on a mock-up of the lunar surface.
Designed by architects from Canada, the hotel is expected to cost $5 billion and take four years to complete. It will be operated by a company that licenses intellectual property, and its founders expect it to attract tourists from around the world. The designers say it will be the first of four Moon resorts to open in Dubai, North America, Asia, and Europe.
Dubai is infamous for its over-the-top architecture, and a new project may take that to the next level. A 4,000-room space-themed hotel, designed to look like the Moon, will be built in the city. The co-founding architects of the project, Moon World Resorts Inc, hope it will double tourism numbers to the Middle East’s fastest-growing city and set a precedent for affordable space travel.
The company has already started construction on the 224-metre hotel, which is expected to be finished in 2027. It will feature 300 residential Sky Villas, a spa, an events centre, and a simulated lunar shuttle, among other features.
The project is a collaboration with Namira Salim, an astronaut and founder of 0G Resorts. She is currently seeking investors for the project, which would cost about $5 billion. Salim hopes the resort will serve as a hub for tourists, astronauts and space industry billionaires from around the world. Salim is also planning to fly to space with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.
Training facility for astronauts
A new space-themed hotel in Dubai is expected to create an out-of-this-world experience for its guests. It will include a training facility for astronauts that will simulate the environment of space. It will also feature other futuristic features.
The spherical hotel, which will be 735 feet (224 meters) tall, is being designed by Canadian architectural design and intellectual property licensor Moon World Resorts. It will be built in 48 months, according to co-founders Sandra G. Matthews and Michael R. Henderson.
In addition to its luxurious private residences, the hotel will also include a spa and wellness section, night club, global meeting place, lounge, and a “moon shuttle.” The hotel will orbit the Earth 15 times per day at 30,000 kilometers an hour, giving guests a unique view of the planet. The hotel will offer a range of dining options, including a zero gravity spherical restaurant where guests can dine while floating. It will also feature the first outer space spa, where guests can bathe in a weightless water bubble.
UAE-based astronaut Namira Salim aims to add a slice of the moon to Dubai’s Space Age aesthetic with her new resort project. Called 0G Resort, it will provide an immersive experience via space-themed restaurants, space modules, a stargazing deck, shisha bars and clubs.
The resort will also feature a spa and wellness section, global meeting place, event arena and lounge. Its rooms will be fitted with futuristic furniture and curved walls. Guests can choose from a range of suites, including the Space Deluxe which offers a king-size bed and sea-view balcony.
The project is expected to attract millions of tourists and astronauts. The first location will be in the UAE, which is a popular tourist destination and home to numerous infrastructure projects. However, Henderson says other countries are vying to host the facility. It could open by 2027. In the meantime, guests can visit Virgin Galactic for a space jaunt that costs $450,000.