“Amphibious 1000″ First Semi-Submerged Resort in Qatar
The Amphibious 1000 is a semi-submerged resort planned for Qatar. Costing $US500m ($465m) and designed by the Italian firm Giancarlo Zema Design Group, it features both land and see developments. It will be built in the middle of a marine reserve and will feature four giant hotels with underwater rooms, resembling super-yachts. The resort’s main lobby has an interactive sea life museum featuring water exhibitions galleries, large aquariums, and a glass passageway leading to the underwater observatory.
On land there will be a museum, floating walkways, a restaurant with panoramic views, exhibitions, aquariums and a glass tunnel that will lead to the underwater observatory in the centre of the marine park.