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Dubai launches world’s first eco-friendly floating house

UAE-based ship and vessel manufacturing firm Seagate Shipyard has announced the launch of the first units of its floating sea resort Neptune, becoming the first environment-friendly floating house in the world.

The two-storey floating house is equipped with four bedrooms with attached washrooms, balcony, glass swimming pool, kitchen, living room, two extra rooms for workers, and ample glass flooring. In total, it’s spanned over 900 sq. m.

The floating units can safely move from one place to another, using special hydraulic engines. The floating units use solar energy and smart technologies to treat wastewater.

The floating house was launched at Al Hamra Port in Ras Al Khaimah and it will be floated to settle in Jumeirah, Dubai.

The project will consist of a luxury hotel of 156 suites and rooms, encircled by 12 residential floating boats. Elbahrawy said the remaining units of the Dh870 million project will be launched in the near future and the project will be completed in first quarter of 2023.

The first unit of Neptune was bought by Dubai-based businessman Balvinder Sahani, also known as Abu Sabah, for Dh20 million.


Khaleej Times

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