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Old Apr 19th 2016, 3:49 am
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Plans to build an underwater tennis stadium, is this country for real?!?

http://m.arabianbusiness.com/underwater-tennis-stadium--latest-dubai-project-pitch-590153.html
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Default Re: Only in Dubai! Is this for real

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Plans to build an underwater tennis stadium, is this country for real?!?

Underwater tennis stadium: the latest Dubai project pitch - Construction - ArabianBusiness.com
Seen all this nonsense before 10 years ago.
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Old Apr 19th 2016, 3:57 am
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Originally Posted by co durham boy View Post
Seen all this nonsense before 10 years ago.
What a complete waste of money! Should lower the rental prices if they can afford to throw money away!
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These projects come around in cycles but then never get out the water.....

It's all about convincing the world this places isn't on its arse!
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The view from the living room/basement window looks a little far fetched...

https://www.propertyfinder.ae/en/buy...DxKBoCQg3w_wcB

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[QUOTE=jam25mack;11926506]These projects come around in cycles but then never get out the water.....

Excuse the pun
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
The view from the living room/basement window looks a little far fetched...

https://www.propertyfinder.ae/en/buy...DxKBoCQg3w_wcB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idk-C9J9Aqs
???
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Default Re: Only in Dubai! Is this for real

It looks more like a fancy houseboat than a villa.

How many have sold?

Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
The view from the living room/basement window looks a little far fetched...

https://www.propertyfinder.ae/en/buy...DxKBoCQg3w_wcB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idk-C9J9Aqs
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It seems that the first of the floating villas has been built with others in construction stage. A mere Dhs 10m each.

From earlier today: http://whatson.ae/dubai/2016/04/see-...ahorse-villas/

Not all of the photos are visuals.

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Default Re: Only in Dubai! Is this for real

Originally Posted by Norm_uk View Post
To be fair this is just a projected someone from outside Dubai is trying to pitch in Dubai.

Hardly the same as a project announced by the government.

They don't even have any investors for this yet.

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On the very remote chance that underwater tennis court gets the go-ahead, the roof will need to have far far more bracing. I am thinking it would have to be 30-40 feet below the surface to make the whole underwater expereince attractive.

The pressure isn't much (32 psi at 40 feet) but would be a bitch trying to watertight such a huge enclosure.
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Default Re: Only in Dubai! Is this for real

Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
On the very remote chance that underwater tennis court gets the go-ahead, the roof will need to have far far more bracing. I am thinking it would have to be 30-40 feet below the surface to make the whole underwater expereince attractive.

The pressure isn't much (32 psi at 40 feet) but would be a bitch trying to watertight such a huge enclosure.
may I just say that there is NO WAY IN HOLY HELL i would ever go in there?
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Default Re: Only in Dubai! Is this for real

You might want to be underwater to see the cool underwatery stuff, fish etc., or you might want to watch some tennis. Doing both at the same time seems like an attention deficit disordery step too far, like golf on the moon.

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Originally Posted by Old doc View Post
like golf on the moon.
Or like playing golf in the night on a full moon in your briefs on a closed course and you have sneaked in without permission! *sigh* youth lives on hope, old age lives on memories
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