From reel life to real: Dubai to get the world’s largest underwater theme park designed by the art team of Avatar

Dubai seems to be going great guns when it comes to theme parks. After getting the world’s largest and scariest waterslide at the Aquaventure Park in Atlantis, the dazzling city is all set to welcome the world’s largest underwater adventure destination. Designed by the art team behind “Avatar” and the five “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, the Pearl of Dubai sounds just the kind of thing for both adventure junkies as well as those seeking a Hollywood style real life experience.

Besides being inspired by the look of the Hollywood films, the Pearl of Dubai is said to be modeled after the mythical Lost City of Atlantis. Set in the shallow waters of The World Islands, it is to be built by Reef Worlds, the Los Angeles-based underwater tourism design company. “Ideally, we would be looking for somebody to be able to walk down the sand and right into the structure”, said David Taylor, director of development for Reef Worlds.

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Billed as the largest sustainable underwater tourism site, the massive, five-acre theme park will be accessible to swimmers and divers of all ages. The idea is for children to be able to snorkel, while parents go diving and teenagers can explore the waters in a semi-submersible. Needless to say what this entails for The World, an artificial archipelago of 300 islands. While no official opening date for the Pearl of Dubai has been revealed yet, the project is expected to attract tourists from the $3bn scuba diving and snorkeling market.

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[Via – Telegraph]