Los Angeles-based dynamic reef developer, Reef Worlds, are reported to be interested in building sustainable underwater tourism sites in Dubai and across the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to a recent report in the UAE, the underwater tourism design company is considering The World Islands Project with a completely revolutionary tourism site designed to capture the $3bn dive and tourism market.
The site would be created to look like an ancient Lost City and quickly become a focus for dive and snorkel tourism and further habitat creation in the region.
“We hope to be able to make an announcement about the Dubai development before early March,” Dave Taylor, director of development for Reef Worlds.
The company has plans to expand across the world with waterfront resort developers from Dubai to the Philippines in places where tourism and regional habitat could use an immediate boost.
“The Reef Worlds brand is all about sustainability and the creation of new habitat while at the same time adding instant tourism revenue and excitement to waterfront resorts,” said Taylor.
“We will work with carefully selected resort partners on unique underwater habitat projects that directly support our clients’ sustainability and revenue goals,” Taylor added.
For the past 40 years resorts have considered little beyond the high tide mark. With the help of Reef Worlds design teams they are rediscovering acres of property, client engagement, and new sources of revenue.