A Hotel In Dubai Has A Built-In Rainforest
The garden is powered by the sun and fed by an advanced watering system
The United Arab Emirates knows that the oil isn't going to last forever so its Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed, has spent the last two decades working to turn Dubai into a tourist mecca that can survive without oil money. The latest edition to the list of attractions is a built-in rainforest at Rosemont Hotel and Residences, a two million-square-foot development that will open in 2018.The 75,000-square foot rainforest will be located in the hotel's third-level podium and rooftop, offering guests “adventure trails,” streams, waterfalls, and a “prehistoric Jurassic-inspired marsh.” All of the plants and wildlife will be real in the man-made rainforest, including the date palm which will be used as much as possible. The space will also include a splash pool, a sand-less beach, and a rainforest cafe. The rainforest will be a part of the hotel experience for all guests and open to the general public for a still-to-be-determined fee.