UAE-based ship and vessel manufacturing firm Seagate Shipyard has launched the first units of its floating sea resort Neptune, which will be the first environmentally friendly floating home in the world.
The two-story floating house has four bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a balcony, a glass swimming pool, a kitchen, a dining room, two additional rooms for staff, and ample glass flooring. It covers 900 square meters in total.
The floating units can safely travel from one location to another, using special hydraulic motors. The units are also fitted with a self-sterilizing system and a smart automated system that runs the entire house in accordance with international safety standards. Solar energy and smart technology are used to treat wastewater in floating units.
The floating house was launched at Al Hamra Port in Ras Al Khaimah and it will be floated to settle in Jumeirah, Dubai.
Mr. Muhammad Elbahrawy, CEO of Seagate Shipyard, has stated that the key reasons for launching this project in Dubai are the emirate’s status as a major tourist and investment destination, as well as its flexible economic policies and robust infrastructure.
The project will include a luxury hotel with 156 suites and rooms surrounded by 12 residential floating boats. According to Mr. Elbahrawy, the remaining units of the $236 million (Dh870 million) project will be launched soon, and the project will be completed in the first quarter of 2023. The first unit of Neptune was bought by Dubai-based businessman Balvinder Sahani, also known as Abu Sabah, for $5.4 million (Dh20 million).