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This is the new Palazzo Versace resort that is being built in Dubai.

This Versace resort will be the 2nd in the world...the first one being on Australia's Gold Coast. (<--check out the images!)
Dubai is already home to the world's first 7-star hotel (the Burj Al Arab).
What is really interesting about this hotel --that is slated to be completed in 2010-- is that it will have, instead of heated pools, refrigerated ones. And to further curb the problem of the heat which can reach between 40 and 50 degrees Celcius (that's up to 120F), they will....refrigerate the sand. How you ask?
Pipes under the sand that will have a coolant in them and absorb the heat.
Of course, some people are concerned about their 'carbon footprint' and contribution to global warming, however Versace says that it will be "environmentally sustainable."
“We will suck the heat out of the sand to keep it cool enough to lie on,” he said. “This is the kind of luxury that top people want.” --Soheil Abedian, founder and president of Palazzo Versace.

Dubai is notorious for entertaining the incredibly rich people of the world. They hope that this hotel in addition to the cooled sand will attract more of these people to the area to vacation there.
Lately however it has been said that the rich are fleeing Dubai--the ones that have homes there. This is because they can end up in prison if they default on their mortgage.

"With Dubai’s economy in free fall, newspapers have reported that more than 3,000 cars sit abandoned in the parking lot at the Dubai Airport, left by fleeing, debt-ridden foreigners (who could in fact be imprisoned if they failed to pay their bills). Some are said to have maxed-out credit cards inside and notes of apology taped to the windshield."

For a quick list of the world's most luxurious resorts (according to comcast.net) with tidbits click here ... some of these resorts' rates start in the thousands of dollars Silly

Sigh ohhh to be rich....i say money CAN buy happiness! Laughing

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Re: Say What?! A refrigerated beach!

That is pretty but there so many nice places here in the good ol US that are tropical. If I wanted a tropical non US place to travel to I would go to Tahiti

For now I'll spend my tropical vacations at Hawks Cay where I it! At Hawks Cay they refrigerate some of he pool water (a chiller) so you northerners dont die of heat hoping into a pool that is 90 degrees


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Re: Say What?! A refrigerated beach!
omg hawks cay looks sooo nice!!
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Re: Say What?! A refrigerated beach!

Just one more GeekDrop Premie subscription and I'm so there! Tongue


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hmmm...maybe a few more than that, you gotta bring your gals! Laughing
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oooooohhh someday someday Day Dreaming its out of this world!!

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