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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dubai's Refrigerated Beach

Just had to get my "something incredibly expensive and luxurious being built in Dubai" fix taken care of:

A LUXURY hotel in Dubai is to create the first refrigerated beach so hotel guests can walk comfortably across the sand on scorching days.

The Palazzo Versace fashion house will have a network of pipes beneath the sand containing a coolant that will absorb heat from the surface, reports The Australian.

The swimming pool will be refrigerated and there are also proposals to install giant blowers to waft a gentle breeze over the beach.

"We will suck the heat out of the sand to keep it cool enough to lie on," said Soheil Abedian, founder and president of Palazzo Versace.

"This is the kind of luxury that top people want."

I guess if you're going to build a luxury oasis in the middle of the damn desert (the temperature in Dubai is around 105 ° F for about half the year) controlling the weather is the next logical step; just one more place I'll never, ever be able to afford to stay at.

1 comment:

Deranged Leftwing Baker said...

Well, if you can't afford that, maybe the hydropolis then.