Polish Architect Wants To Build Underwater Tennis Court in Dubai

Polish Architect Wants To Build Underwater Tennis Court in Dubai

The underwater tennis court in Dubai has been imagined by a Polish architect named Krysztof Kotala.

It is known that Dubai is no stranger to unusual things, especially tennis courts. In 2005, one was built atop the 1,000-foot-tall Burj al Arab hotel just to promote the Dubai Tennis Championships.

And now an architect from Poland is prepared to take things forward, and redefine everything. He wants to build a tennis court, beneath the sea.

The mastermind behind this idea is Krysztof Kotala, a guy who studied at London’s Royal Institute of British Architects, Poland’s Krakow Polytechnic, and Germany’s the Münster University of Applied Sciences.


He has envisioned an underwater tennis complex that could be built just offshore in the Persian Gulf, between the Burj al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah islands.

The idea is simple. The place will feature part sports, and part aquarium.


The concept will require overcoming some formidable engineering challenges, including creating a single piece of glass large enough to cover the structure and strong enough to withstand the pressure of the water, all that to pass from plan to reality.

Plus there are earthquakes, tsunamis, and large storms to worry about too.

He believes that the arena would be the perfect spot for a fifth Grand Slam. And where else to build it than in the city where everything is possible?

Why Dubai? Well, Kotala says, “[The court] should be something where there is the tradition of tennis. Dubai is perfect for this idea.”

The tennis court needs a rooftop coral reef, which will make a great abundance of sea life to the area for spectators and will create the illusion of a natural atoll.


Comprising a total of seven sports arenas, the Underwater Dubai Tennis Center is a massively ambitious work.

While technical details on the concept are relatively light, we do know it would sit in a shallow bay and be part-buried into the sea bed, with the curved glass roof relatively close to the ocean surface.

The interior includes a lobby and hall at its deepest point, both of which would offer views of local sea life.

In addition, refracting light and swimming fish may drive tennis players to distraction.

However, there are no plans to build such a structure, and actually doing so would require confronting massive engineering challenges and astronomical costs. We won’t recommend holding your breath while the construction is happening!


The Dubai Villa with $1 Mil Bathtub

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Attention Everybody! Don’t Plan Your Next Vacation Until You See the $1 Million Bathtub at XXII Carat Holiday Villa!

What do you want to know about the $1 million bathtub at XXII Carat Holiday Villa? Here is everything we know about it!

The XXII Carat holiday villa is set to complete later this year and everybody is so excited!

The villa complex on Palm Jumeriah in Dubai features some of the most extravagant and expensive bathrooms in the world.

Each of the 22-properties are set to open later this year. Each property features a splendid bathtub carved out of the precious rock crystals originated from the Brazilian Amazon jungle.

The XXII Carat villa complex boasts $1 million bathtubs in each of its master bedrooms, which makes everyone jealous.

A Florence-based company named Baldi Home Jewels has crafted the stunning bathtubs.

The CEO of Baldi, Luca Baldi, told DailyMail that bathing in these luxurious tubs it “transcends reality”. He added that ‘They offer the ultimate escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.’

‘An experience of blissful connection with nature, it is a primitive sensation, which reaches the highest level of pleasure.’

‘The residents of XXII Carat villas in Dubai will be among the first in the world to bathe in these remarkable tubs and enjoy the truly unique, magical and luxurious experience.’

In order to realize the precious bathtubs, each of the rocks, weighing more than 10,000 kg, traveled from South America to the Middle East.

After splitting it in half specialists had to spend hundreds of hours sandpapering the solid rocks into beautiful bathtubs.

Mr Baldi says that thanks to the work of the specialists, the tubs have ‘incredibly smooth interiors’, with the outside intentionally untouched to ‘highlight the contrast between nature and workmanship’.

The holiday villas at the XXII Carat are on the market with a price tag between $10.8 million and $24.5 million.

Which is not exactly the most expensive bathtub, but it is close enough!


Dubai is Getting the First Rotating Skyscraper by 2020

Dubai Wants to Build the First Rotating Skyscraper in the world

Would want to live in the first rotating skyscraper in the world? It looks like the city where everything is possible (I’m taking that from Las Vegas btw) is set to build a rotating skyscraper!

By the way: EVERY SINGLE ROOM WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEW! How awesome is that?


Everyone knows that Dubai is full of amazing views from its myriad of skyscrapers. If you are one of those people who ask for a new panorama without moving to a new home, this rotating skyscraper could be the solution for your problem.

When it was first announced in 2008 everyone was in awe, but something happened and they put it on “do it later” plan.

Now Design Architecture’s rotating skyscraper project has been rekindled. The “Dynamic Tower” will be built in four dimensions and will constantly change shape.

Leading the project is Italian firm Dynamic Architecture, led by architect David Fisher. The skyscraper, aptly named the “Dynamic Tower,” was inspired by Fisher taking in the view from the Olympic Tower in New York City in December 2004.

He noticed from a certain spot, he could see the East River and the Hudson River, covering both sides of Manhattan.

“That is when I thought to myself: “Why don’t we rotate the entire floor? That way, everybody can see the East River and the Hudson River, as well as Saint Patrick’s Cathedral!” Fisher said.

He added that his architecture philosophy includes making buildings that “adjust to life.”

According to Mr. Fisher, each apartment would be able to rotate independently to 360 degrees, with the speed adjustable.

A stationary core would be built containing the elevator, with the apartments connected onto the centrepiece.

And one amazing detail is that the project is planned to be no electricity costs, as wind turbines would be placed between the floors of each story.

“It is a green power station. It will power the entire building,” said Mr Fisher.

The tower will go into history as the world’s first pre-fabricated skyscraper, whereby individual units are built off site, including plumbing and electrical connections, before being hung from the central core.

But everything has a price, and the highly customization of your view comes to even higher prices, with as much as $30 million per unit.

Details of when the project could begin and where it may be located have not yet been given.


Most Expensive Penthouse in Dubai Deserves Your Full Attention!

This is What the Most Expensive Penthouse in Dubai Looks Like & We are In Awe!

You must see the inside of the most expensive penthouse in Dubai! You’ll be shocked to find out that someone actually bought the place!

The 14,000-square foot estate became the most expensive penthouse in Dubai after it sold for Dh 60 million, approximately $16.3 million.

 Located at the upcoming Bulgari Resorts and Residents Project in Jumeira Bay, the penthouse is really worth the money. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at the pictures!

The penthouse is due to complete at the end of the year broke the previous record held by a penthouse at Fairmount the Palm in December for $11.4 million.

Luxury sales director Alexander Von Sayn Wittgenstein brokered the deal and mentioned that the estate features 270-degree views of Downtown Dubai.  “It’s the largest penthouse I’ve ever come across for a branded development in Dubai.”

Other branded residential projects like the Armani residences at the Burj Khalifa are available all over the city.

This is What the Most Expensive Penthouse in Dubai Looks Like & We are In Awe!

These branded residential developments attract nearly 50% premium in terms of price per square foot. This is compared to other residences, according to a analyze completed by Luxhabitat in 2015.

This is What the Most Expensive Penthouse in Dubai Looks Like & We are In Awe!

Bulgari executive vice-president told a local publication that the hotel located on site would become the most expensive when it opens, as well as the rest of the development.

The new owner will be able to enjoy complimentary membership to the world’s first Bulgari Marina and Yacht Club, as well as a 24-hour concierge, pools and fitness facilities, lush gardens, and six high-end restaurants.

Who is developing this bold project?

The project consists of 100 hotels rooms and suites as well as 20 hotel villas and 165 apartments for the employees.

Currently developed by Meraas the property will spread on 1.7 million square foot of space, as well as framed by landscaped gardens.

We are not surprised at all to hear about this considering all the crazy things that we’ve seen in Dubai.

While you are on the subject, you should watch this video:


How to dress down a suit with trainers

Middle-Age Kicks

Trainers have broadly occupied two camps in recent seasons: garish, highly engineered sports-ready footwear and understated-luxe white sneakers. It should hardly need stating into which camp the dressed-down grown-up treads. Neon tech might dazzle on the gym floor, but they won’t cut it at work. For the perfect pitch, look for a pair that wouldn’t look out of place with a suit – boasting a quality upper and sturdy shape. Outfit-wise, an Oxford shirt will help communicate the message that you’re dressing the suit down, not smartening the trainers up.



Why Milk Chocolate is actually Good for You

OK, fine, we’ll admit it. This latest bit of research only relates to chocolate of the darker variety. However, there is a glimmer of hope for your Dairy Milk habit. Another recent study linked milk chocolate to an equal boost to cardiac health as those tucking into Bourneville. So who knows? Your snacking could soon make you live longer and run faster.

For devout fitness enthusiasts, a heavy-duty chocolate bar is a no-go nutritional area. To the rest of us, however, it more accurately resembles a brief flurry of bliss and a heavy dent on early summer six-pack plans.

Of course, dark chocolate has for some time been regarded as the athlete’s treat. A new study from London’s Kingston University asked nine amateur cyclists to eat 40g of dark chocolate each day for two weeks, increasing the distance they were able to travel in a two minute sprint by 158m. It is the prodigal son of confectionary, a reformed nutritional spendthrift welcomed back into the clean-eater’s bosom on account of its antioxidant profile. Poor, sugary, milk chocolate, on the other hand, is still considered the wanton harlot of the corner shop.

Until now, that is. University of Aberdeen researchers have chanced upon a sweet deal that will help make binges guilt-free. The study, published in the journal Heart, found that eating 100g of milk chocolate – that’s about five Freddo bars to you and us – lowers your chance of death from heart disease by 25 per cent; meanwhile your stroke risk drops by 23 per cent, too.

Those polyphenols beloved of Green & Blacks evangelists? Turns out there’s equal benefit in your bar of Dairy Milk. Admittedly, we can’t promise it will do much for your weightloss goals; neither are we suggesting that Kit Kats are the new kale. But there is at least some virtue to be found in an Easter Monday chocolate coma. In your heart of hearts, you know it’s right.


Dwayne Johnson: How to build a Body like his

As the most recently voted Sexiest Man Alive, there’s a lot of men who want to look like Dwayne Johnson. And while we can’t give you the People’s Champion’s pearly whites or buckets of charisma, there is one department we can help you with: the Dwayne Johnson physique.

We’ve narrowed down the best of DJ’s bodybuilding principles for you to incorporate into your own training regimes. Want a body capable of dropping the People’s Elbow on Vin Diesel and living to tell the tale? You need our guide to the Dwayne Johnson training plan.

Start fresh with fasted cardio

Ever heard of “the Rock Clock”? This app from Johnson & co is an essential download for those looking to follow in The Rock’s footsteps. You can set it to “Rock time” which syncs your schedule up to Johnson’s. And at 5am, the man is up for some fasted cardio before tanking his breakfast and carving out an hour or so in the gym.

Got the dedication to match him? According to the British Journal of Nutrition, participants who did fasted cardio burned 20 percent more fat than when they did cardio with a meal in their bellies. If you want abs like Dwayne Johnson, you need to be willing to go the extra mile. On the road, at 5am. See you there.


Unleash Your Summer Six-Pack

First, a disclaimer: I am 22 and was in decent shape before I joined Men’s Health seven months ago. But I was already entrenched in the mindless monotony of the weights room; a workout only counted if it featured bench pressing, biceps curls or – more probably – plenty of both.

Power, speed and control will pay dividends in all sports
I couldn’t touch my toes, though, and seeing some of my new colleagues hampered by mobility issues after a decade of desk-jockeying I wanted to give up fruitless fitness pursuits and start training for real. I was in awe of the gymnasts at Rio 2016 – you could see how every muscle fibre was called upon to perform their complex movements. The chiselled abs and broad shoulders were a byproduct of their practice, not the reason for it.


I wanted to have this athletic purpose, and for that, there was only one place for me: South Essex Gymnastics Club, spearheaded by Scott Hann, and home to Team GB’s Max Whitlock and Brinn Bevan. The coaches and I never once spoke about aesthetics. Every session was dedicated to being a better gymnast, growing stronger in a handstand or honing the muscle-up.

My previous adherence to macros didn’t fly, either. I started to eat well to train well, rather than trying to look ‘cut’. I ate whole foods and plenty of veg at every meal. Even breakfast. Don’t expect to be able to do an iron cross overnight – or even in 10 weeks’ time, mind. But by learning the fundamentals of gymnastics, you’ll rope in unrivalled core strength, become genuinely mobile and develop athletic power, speed and control that will pay dividends in all sports.

To find out how Michael did it, pick up a copy of our June issue – on shelves now!