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Friday
May182012

Middle East Hotel Looks to Go Underwater

Hemera/Thinkstock(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) -- A new hotel in the Mideast is about to go under the sea.

Dubai is planning to build a luxury underwater hotel that would be surrounded by a coral reef and feature rooms submerged 32 feet below the surface.

The Water Discus Hotel is designed at a cost of up to $120 million -- no word yet on the room rate per night.

The plans are reminiscent of Dubai's heyday. Another underwater hotel was announced in 2006, but was never built.  The city is still working through a debt pile of over $100 billion from construction boom.

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