The world's first hotel with its own rainforest is scheduled to open in the desert city in 2018 - complete with an artificial beach, splash pool and trees that spray mist.
With a reported build cost of £230million, the Rosemont Hotel & Residences is the latest example of over-the-top luxury in the emirate, which has fast become a go-to destination for holidaymakers and a major hub for air travel between the West and Asia.
|The man-made rainforest - in the middle of a desert city - will have a pool and an artificial beach for guests|
|One of the hotel's most thrilling spots will be its infinity pool, which extends over the edge of the building|
|The rainforest will be located inside a five-storey podium at the base of two 47-storey towers, and filled with exotic plants|
|The project also calls for 280 private residences in a serviced apartment tower with shops and places to socialise|