The tallest tower, the widest fountain: Dubai has set a new world record for the world’s deepest diving pool this week as it seeks to attract new tourists amid an epidemic in the Gulf.
With its doors open to international visitors since July 2020, the city continues to showcase the new Pharonic attractions between its skyscrapers and other artificial islands.
“This is a 60 meter deep pool, 15 meters deeper and twice as large as any other pool in the world,” said Jarrod Japlonski, director of Deep Dive Dubai, which manages the project.
The swimming pool, which opened to the public on Wednesday, “has a theme around the submerged city,” he added.
According to him, the equivalent of six Olympic swimming pools is 14.6 million liters.
The Guinness Academy of Records confirmed this new record for AFP.
With lights and background music, Gravity has two “underwater habitats”. Divers can explore the depths of the rebuilt lost city, scattered with everyday objects and covered with abundant vegetation.
“We wanted to recall the liberating tradition in the Emirates” and “pearl fishing”, so the oyster shape of the exterior structure was explained by an American foreign director from Florida.
An hour session costs between 500 and 1500 dirhams (approximately 115 to 345 euros).
In 2019, Dubai welcomed more than 16 million tourists. With the launch of the Universal Exhibition in October, Emirate hopes to fill the audience, one and a half years after the marked health crisis.