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The Deep Dive Dubai pool has been verified by Guinness World Records because the world’s deepest swimming pool

Deep Dive Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Apart from the year-round sun and a mammoth well-serviced international airport, Dubai keeps drawing in hordes of overseas visitors on account of an unmatched flair for publicity bolstered by a “let’s have a go” approach to recent construction.

Blatant one-upmanship and theatrical displays are a part of town’s DNA — and in an era of depressing international news, who can blame holidaymakers for wanting some out-of-this-world escapism?

And there are two recent record-breaking destinations in Dubai offering just that.

Those that love free-falling into mysterious watery terrains can now put their skills to the test at Deep Dive Dubai — the one facility on the earth where you’ll be able to dive to depths of 60 meters, which is 15 meters deeper than another space, not to say 4 times larger.

Positioned in Dubai’s Nad Al Sheba neighborhood, the Deep Dive Dubai pool has been verified by Guinness World Records because the world’s deepest swimming pool and holds 14 million liters of water, the equivalent of six Olympic-sized pools. To try it out it’s essential to book upfront and it’s only open to those aged 10 years and above for the scuba.

Built to resemble an unlimited sunken city, this eerie hole in the center of the desert is supplied with 56 cameras to make sure visitor safety together with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems.

“By design, Deep Dive Dubai offers something truly unique for everybody and our team is committed to making sure a memorable experience,” commented facility Director Jarrod Jablonski on the launch last 12 months, himself a world record-holding cave diver.

Dubai expat Gautam Kulkarni from India recently took the plunge at this unusual attraction and was suitably impressed.

“The dive itself was excellent — it’s amazing to step right into a pool with normal depth after which suddenly have a complete abyss open up under you,” he told CNBC.

He added that the one downside was the shortage of marine life, but that it’s great for a one-time experience.

Infinity pool

Move back out into the dazzling Dubai sunlight and head 294 meters up into the sky and you discover one other Guinness World Record breaker — the outdoor infinity pool atop the lavish five-star Address Beach Resort in Jumeirah Beach Residence, the best on the earth.

Jutting out of the 77th-floor, the pool (which also opened last 12 months) is an Instagrammer’s fevered dream with incredible panoramic views of town’s hottest landmarks comparable to Bluewaters Island, Palm Jumeirah, and the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab — although swimmers susceptible to vertigo should steer well clear of the sting with its breath-sucking drop.

The wet surface area on the rooftop gives the looks of a large lake within the sky, while the space can also be home to ZETA Seventy Seven, an elegant Asian restaurant with a seafood-inspired menu.

To make sure guests benefit from the serene vistas and VIP treatment, the ground is just open to those over the age of 21.

The outdoor infinity pool atop the lavish five-star Address Beach Resort in Jumeirah Beach Residence.

Address Beach Resort, Dubai

“We have been coming to Dubai for years and it’s insane, the place never stops coming up with these mind-blowing sights — you’re thinking that they cannot top something then they do,” Stuart Davids, a tourist from the U.K. having fun with Address hotel’s poolside cabanas told CNBC. 

He added: “We have been to a few of the perfect hotels in Dubai but this one is exceptional — the insane views, the gorgeous infinity pool, the service, every little thing.”

Address Beach Resort is a component of a twin tower project developed by Al Ain Holding alongside the Address Beach Residences and consists of 217 hotel rooms and suites, 443 serviced apartments, and 478 residential apartments.

These swanky pads are currently being snapped up in Dubai’s equally booming real estate market by the influx of rich individual’s that soared to 54,000 in June 2021 from 52,000 in December 2020, achieving a growth of three.8%, in line with research firm Recent World Wealth.

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