The Floating Venice Q&A’s

When and where will it be built?

Construction of The Floating Venice will begin in Q1 2018 and will be completed by Q4 2020.  It will be built in dry-dock facilities in Dubai, UAE.

Is Floating Venice considered a property or a boat?

The Floating Venice is actually considered to be a boat, as such it will carry a classification certificate from Tasneef, the classification and certification body of the UAE, which adopts international standards.

What is the expected lifespan of The Floating Venice?

The Floating Venice will be rated and guaranteed to last more than 100 years, this is in fact 4 times longer than traditional buildings in the UAE.

Why build a floating resort and not one using traditional means?

Since the launch of The Floating Seahorse, which was the world’s first underwater living experience, there has been a tremendous amount of global interest and excitement behind the project.  In fact, in the last 18 months more than 21,600 people have visited The Floating Seahorse.

Building Floating Venice allows us to create this underwater experience on a much larger scale, in fact of the 414 cabins, 180 will be below water.

How is it secured to the seabed – is there a risk it can drift off in a storm?

Even though Floating Venice will be floating without support on the seabed, it will be completely stable and anchored in place using a combination of piles, flexible cables, and pneumatic telescopic piles.

What happens with rough seas, will the Venice resort move like a ship?

Floating Venice is located in The World islands, which has a breakwater surrounding the mega project protecting the islands from rough waves, therefore it will never experience rough seas.

How do I get to The Floating Venice?

Guests can get to The Floating Venice by boat, seaplane or helicopter.

Is Floating Venice part of The Heart of Europe project?

No, The Floating Venice is a completely separate project from The Heart of Europe.

400,000 sq ft of corals are to be planted on the seabed around The Floating Venice, where do you get these corals from and how will this be done?

The Floating Venice will have a dedicated team of Seascapers who will cultivate and maintain the underwater environment around the floating resort, and its own coral nursery and laboratory.  Using proven novel techniques such as electro-accretion technology which has had tremendous success in the coral reefs in The Heart of Europe project, will quickly transform the seabed around the resort up to 8 times faster than under normal conditions, with a rich variety of corals, sea grass and oyster beds.

What activities are there to do at The Floating Venice?

There will be a multitude of activities on-site to entertain guests.  Underwater there is the world’s first floating underwater spa and gym located in the Arsenale Piazza.  Guests will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and nightlife, with two world-renowned beach clubs as well as a collection of 12 restaurants and bars which includes three underwater venues to select from.

Throughout The Floating Venice, a range of intimate rooftop Bacari bars serving traditional cicchetti with an ombra of wine from the Vento region are available, the perfect spot to watch the sunset amid the backdrop of the Dubai skyline.

Floating beaches with sand and a selection of pools are also located around the floating resort, as well as a full line up of water and beach sports.

The Floating Venice will also be a celebration of culture and art brining traditional festivals such as Carnivale di Venezia, Biennale di Venezia, Festa del Rendentore, and Regata Storica to name a few to the Middle East for the first time.

Alternatively, guests could simply take a stroll around the canals or perhaps take a gondola and explore the various boutique retailers selling tradition Venetian artisanal crafts and elegant shops.

How many cabins will there be?

There will be 414 cabins in total, 180 of which will be underwater.

How many people can visit the Floating Venice?

Floating Venice has a capacity of up to 3,000 people at a time.

What stage are your currently in, has construction begun?

Currently the project is out for tendering, construction is expected to start by Q1 2018, which completion scheduled for Q4 2020.

Where can I get more information on The Floating Venice?

The latest info on The Floating Venice can be found at: www.thefloatingvenice.com

For more information, please contact:

Steven MacEwan
PR & Communications Manager,
Kleindienst, Dubai, UAE.
Phone: +971 48181481


For more information, please contact: Steven MacEwan – PR & Communications Manager, Kleindienst, Dubai, UAE. Phone: +971 48181481