Dubai is one of the most stunning locations to visit on this planet. The way it has transformed itself in a decade is startling. And yet another report has arrived about the moon-shaped hotel which can be seen soon. The ultra-luxurious hotel “to come up” is a replica of the moon with an overall height of 735 feet.
According to Arabian Business, a Canadian architectural company, Moon World Resorts (MWR), has proposed to build the resort in order to offer guests affordable space tourism on the ground. So probably Dubai will be the home to its own moon.
According to the architectural firm “Moon Dubai” will add to the emirate’s economy in sectors such as hospitality, entertainment, attractions, education, technology, the environment, and space tourism.
Moon World Resorts’ founders Sandra G Matthews and Michael R Henderson, said, “Moon Dubai will be the largest and most successful modern-day tourism project within the entire MENA region, doubling annual tourism visitations to Dubai based on its global appeal, brand awareness, and unique multiple integrated offerings,” adding it can “can comfortably accommodate 10 million annual visitors.”
The luxurious resort will be offering a spa and wellness section, a nightclub, event center, global meeting place, lounge, and an in-house “moon shuttle”. The hotel will accommodate a training platform for various space agencies and their respective astronauts as well.
According to the outlet, the Canadian architectural company is also planning to incorporate “Sky Villas”, which will be known as the private residence on the moon. “Approximately 300 units will be available for purchase, with sky villa owners being members of an exclusive private members club at Moon,” Mr. Henderson said.
According to The National, the Moon resort will be as expensive as a staggering $5 billion to construct, with annual revenue in the coming years of $1.8 billion. However currently, the company is procuring licenses and planning to advertise this idea as much as they can.
They are planning road shows to promote the Moon to potential clients. After this, the firm will enter a one-year pre-development program, followed by a four-year build-out program.
In addition to this, MWR is also planning to expand this idea of theirs across several nations.- one in North America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia.
Words of the ruler
“Our tourism sector’s revenues surpassed 19 billion dirhams ($5.2 billion) in the first half of 2022,” Sheikh Mohammed said, according to the official WAM news agency. ” Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said this after a cabinet meeting in the capital Abu Dhabi.
According to him, the total number of guests accommodating in hotels reached 12 million. This has shown a remarkable growth of 42%. As of now, the statistics indicate that this is to even go up during the winters.
In fact, Dubai, an established holiday destination, is expecting to host large numbers of football fans during the World Cup in November and December. But there is limited accommodation in tiny Qatar.
Flourishing Tourism Industry
This city of high-rises and shopping malls has transformed itself from a desert outpost to a destination du-jour, where tourists flock for sales bargains, sunshine, and family fun.
Helal Saeed Al Marri, director general, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, said, “Under the visionary leadership and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and Prime Minister of UAE and the ruler of Dubai, our ability and agility in achieving a remarkable turnaround amid continuing global challenges has cemented Dubai’s position as the destination of choice for international travelers.
The resort is aimed at adding to the many luxury and tourist attractions already present in the city, including the Dubai Mall and Atlantis Palm Jumeriah. This new resort is expected to bring in about 2.5 million (25 lakh) guests annually.
Being one of the Gulf cities operating daily shuttle flights to and from Qatar during the World Cup, allowing fans to stay outside the wealthy state and still attend games.
Dubai airport, the world’s busiest for international travel pre-pandemic, handled 27.8 million passengers in the first half of this year, up more than 160 percent on the same period of 2021, it said last month.
The place will also be surrounded by a ‘lunar surface and will include a lunar colony, too. This will allow a place of exploration for those looking for affordable access to space tourism. Owners of the sky villas will also become members of an exclusive private club at the resort, the report added.