Dubai is no stranger to breaking global records, from gigantic structures to one-of-a-kind structures. Deep Dive Dubai has added to the city's long list of firsts by building the world's deepest swimming pool for diving.
The huge pool is 60.02m (196 ft 10 in) deep and holds 14 million litres of water, which is the equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools. The huge pool, located in Dubai's Nad Al Sheba neighbourhood, contains a submerged city that divers of all abilities may explore, complete with an abandoned cityscape, an apartment, a garage, an arcade, and many more surprises.
The pool has music and mood lighting systems, as well as a one-of-a-kind filtration system. To keep the water fresh, it is filtered and cycled every six hours with a siliceous volcanic rock. The filtering system also makes use of NASA-developed technologies and UV radiation.
To guarantee divers' comfort, the pool's water temperature is kept at 30 degrees Celsius.
The 1,500sqm complex includes a dive store, a gift shop, and a restaurant that will open to the public later this year.
It also has a number of meetings, event, and conference rooms.
The outside design is fashioned like a massive oyster to honour the UAE's pearl diving history.
Deep Dive Dubai also provides freediving and scuba diving experiences, as well as training for people of various skill levels, from beginners to expert divers.
Along with the training, participants can earn scuba diving and freediving certificates.
"We were inspired by the UAE's pearl diving heritage's daring and tenacity," Bin Habtoor remarked.
"We also aim to reflect the tenacity of Emirati explorers and inventors, both past and present, and to give a platform for future feats and discoveries."
Deep Dive Dubai even had an A-list celebrity visit, with actor Will Smith stopping over in early July.