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Floating ResortDubai, UAE

Walking on water: no longer restricted to biblical characters.

Kempinski Floating Palace will become the world's first floating sea resort, to be built in Dubai (or rather, in the sea flanking Dubai).

It's a case of another day, another extraordinary thing happening in the UAE; the resort will feature 12 luxury villas connected by pontoons: each with two floors, a roof terrace and infinity pool, large panoramic windows and all the technical features of a smart home.

The villas are equipped with solar panels and are designed to be environmentally friendly. Cruising at a maximum speed of 6 nautical miles, you're not going anywhere fast, so allay those fears of floating away.

The resort won't open to the public until 2023. But you can bet we'll be swimming there when it does.

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