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Snow in Dubai – A Reality

The Heart of Europe (THOE) project on Dubai’s The World will now have a heart-shape island with snow and rain-filled streets.

THOE comprises of six islands: Sweden, Germany, Main Europe, Switzerland, St Petersburg and Monaco.


The St Petersburg Island has now been re-designed into the shape of a heart and will only house 109-key Tzar hotel, an arrival marina and 90 new “floating seahorses” (floating boat home).

The seahorses will be connected via floating jetties to St Petersburg, which will be inter-connected to Main Europe island.

“The island will open the resort on October 1, 2016.

Though the first floating seahorse (floating boat home) will be ready next month, which has been designed and engineered in Dubai, is now under fabrication in the UAE with the first unit set for completed on 15th December.
The floating seahorse is a marine style retreat (a boat without propulsion) and will have three levels: one underwater, one at sea level and an upper deck.

The master bedroom and bathroom will be totally submerged underwater, while the sea level accommodation will have floor to ceiling windows, a fully-fitted kitchen with a dining area and an open plan living area.

The upper deck will feature an informal bed, a mini bar, a kitchenette and a glass-bottomed Jacuzzi. The deck could be converted into a winter bedroom, which can be enclosed with retractable drapes.

Also to experience the European Rains on the island, as soon as the temperature will go above 27 degrees Celsius, cold water in the form of rain will fall from top of the buildings through concealed pipes.
In one of the plazas on the island of Switzerland, the temperature will be controlled through technical snow produced from water. They’ve already begun bringing this dream to life with a test snowman, built from snow made from special machines. The project will be complete in 2018.

If experiencing snow in the UAE was on your wishlist, consider it done. What else would you like to see happening in the UAE?