Must see: Semi-submerged hotel planned for Qatar's man-made island

The hotel is slated to open in 2022, in time for the world cup.

September 24, 2014 |

Plans for a new hotel in the Persian Gulf are taking Dubai’s Palm Islands concept to a whole new level—underwater, that is.

Amphibious 1000, designed by Giancarlo Zema Design Group, is a design for a semi-submerged hotel resort off Qatar’s coast that closely resembles the iconic man-made islands in Dubai, Architizer reports.

The designers told Architizer the hotel is comparable to “a big aquatic animal stretching out from the land into the sea.” Residential buildings will be built on the land portion, together with office buildings and a marina.

The sea section will have four semi-submerged hotels offering sea views. There will be 73 luxury suites arranged around the permeter of the building, each with a large terrace. The complex of semi-submerged units will be surrounded by aquariums.

A welcome center will be connected to an underwater observatory in the center with a glass tunnel.

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