Giant $5 billion moon-shaped mega resort is coming to Dubai – Robb Report
With enough money, it’s possible to do almost anything in Dubai – and now you can add another to the list – walk on the moon, or at least book a luxury room there. This week, Canadian architecture firm Moon World Resorts announced plans to build a $5 billion resort that looks like Earth’s orbital cousin.
The project is intended to help visitors who don’t have ties to Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk learn about space tourism. The area around the station’s lunar surface, dubbed the “Lunar Colony,” is designed to evoke the feeling of being on (or at least very close to) the surface of the Moon. Additionally, visitors can plan to book one of the 300 private boutique residences, known as sky villas, which will be housed in the disc-shaped superstructure of the main building. Buy a villa and you can access the private members club on the property.
“Moon Dubai will have a significant impact on all aspects of the UAE economy, including tourism, transport, commercial and residential real estate, infrastructure, financial services, aviation and space, energy, MICE, agriculture, technology and of course education,” the co-founders state. Sandra G. Matthews and Michael R. Henderson, in a press release according to Arab Affairs.
[It] will be the largest and most successful modern tourism project in the MENA region, doubling annual tourist visits to Dubai due to its global appeal, brand awareness and multiple unique integrated offerings.
Guests can take advantage of the on-site nightclub, event center, public lounge, spa center, and even an in-house “moon shuttle” that takes you around the property. The structure is also expected to serve as a hub for space agencies and its astronauts planning their future missions in space.
The overall construction is expected to be built over two years and will be over 735 feet tall upon completion. When the project is completed, it should comfortably accommodate at least 2.5 million visitors.
Ready to moonwalk for your next vacation?