Friday, January 9, 2009

Surfin' Dubai-a

We've always said, anything worth doing is worth over-doing, or at least doing it in comfort. Gotta love the ingenuity of the hospitality folks in Dubai. If you've ever burned your tootsies on the blazing sand in Florida or Hawaii, you'll love this high-tech day at the beach!

It's Fun to Know: The Cure for "Burn-Your-Feet" Beach Sand

From the land of indoor ski slopes in the middle of the desert and man-made islands in the shape of palm trees comes the latest in luxury recreation: an artificially cooled beach.

The Palazzo Versace resort in Dubai has hired an engineering firm to make sunbathing bearable during the area's 122-degree summer days. A complex system of underground heat-absorbing pipes cools the sand - cool enough to lie on. Aboveground wind turbines send cool breezes over beachgoers. The resort will also feature cooled swimming pools.

The ocean is on its own.

(Source: Popular Science)

Now, if they can just figure out something to help you get the sand out of your unmentionables after a day at the beach!

1 comment:

zac said...

I have stayed in Dubai for 2 years and the place is fantastic, it is really growing as a premium business center of Asia and in the coming days Dubai has a bright future.

Yes I totally agree with Mr. that Dubai being the Switzerland of the Middle East. Dubai have the higher skyscraper in the world almost completed on his elevation yes am talking about Burj dubai tallest tower in the world. The burj dubai tower willbe one the most visited attraction in the world with restaurant, business corporate floor, view room.

It’s a big difference now, investors are quickly reducing prices,” adds Imran Aslam, agent at Dubai-based property broker AAA. “They are also finding they have too many properties, so they want to sell. At the moment, there are no stable prices in the market.”


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