Reef Worlds designs world’s largest underwater tourism site, Pearl of Dubai

26 June 2014 (Last Updated June 26th, 2014 18:30)

Los Angeles-based reef developer Reef Worlds has completed the design works on Pearl of Dubai, which is set to become the world's largest sustainable underwater tourism site in Dubai.

Los Angeles-based reef developer Reef Worlds has completed the design works on Pearl of Dubai, which is set to become the world's largest sustainable underwater tourism site in Dubai.

Reef Worlds, which also provided designs for movies such as Avatar and Pirates of the Caribbean, has designed the five acre site to look like an ancient Lost City.

The project is said to become an international dive / snorkel tourism site and will allow the waterfront resort development partners to tap into the $3bn dive and snorkel market.

"Reef Worlds brand is all about sustainability and the creation of new habitat, while at the same time adding instant tourism revenue and excitement to waterfront resorts." 

Reef Worlds development director Dave Taylor said the UAE has a unique tourism problem that the project addresses.

"When one considers Dubai and the region, scuba diving and underwater exploration is not on the top ten list, and yet it is almost everywhere else in the world," Taylor said.

"The Reef Worlds brand is all about sustainability and the creation of new habitat, while at the same time adding instant tourism revenue and excitement to waterfront resorts."

"We will work with carefully selected resort partners on unique underwater habitat projects that directly support our clients' sustainability and revenue goals."

Reef Worlds is also planning to expand the project by partnering with waterfront resort developers from Dubai to the Philippines.