Heart-shaped island to be built in Dubai!
It was initially announced that the Heart of Europe resort would consist of 30 beachfront villas, a hotel and an arrival marina. However, developers of the project, Kleindienst, have announced a slight change in plan.
The Heart of Europe will now have a centrepiece island that will be in the actual shape of a heart, which will be part of Dubai's The World archipelago. The Heart of Europe will comprise of islands named Austria, Monaco, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany, and will be the first place in the world to have climate controlled streets designed to be similar to Europe's colder temperatures, according to the CEO, Josef Kleindienst.
"St Petersburg Island has now been re-designed into the shape of a heart, taking inspiration from The Maldives and some of the world's finest holiday resorts,” Kleindienst Group Chairman Josef Kleindienst told Emirates 24/7.
The island will also have a Tzar Hotel as well as 40 Floating Seahorses, which are floating villas that will be connected to the main Island, St Petersburg, by floating jetties. The Floating Seahorses will be a marine style retreat, which will consist of three levels, an upper deck, sea level and underwater.
“The island will be home to lagoons and lush tropical landscaping with Floating Seahorses connected via floating jetties. It will be home to St Petersburg-inspired hospitality including a café and restaurant, infinity pool and beach club,” a spokeswoman told Arabian Business.
Kleindienst plans to complete the luxury holiday resort on St Petersburg by October 2016. We're looking forward to seeing it when it's done. Staycation, anyone?