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You can now buy houses underwater in Dubai


How the top two storeys of your floating villa will look (Picture: Kleindienst Group)


People are splashing out almost £1 million a pop to actually live under the sea in Dubai.

The 42 underwater villas are part of the Heart of Europe project, a new resort being built by the Kleindienst Group, 4km off the Dubai coast.

The 1,700 square foot apartments are currently being marketed by luxury estate agents Privilege Dubai for Dhs5 million (£894,000).

Five are already under-offer.

Each of the three-storey properties will feature a sea-level, which will offer ‘magnificent views of the spectacular sea world.’

The kitchen, dining room, living room and bathroom will all be on the bottom floor, 13ft under water.

On the second floor you’ll find your master bedroom and bathroom and then there’s a roof terrace on the top level for gazing out over the ocean.

An artist’s impression of the six islands (Picture: Kleindienst Group)

Udhay Lall, project director for the development, which is spread over six European-themed islands, said of the villas which are currently still in the design phase: ‘They’re not going to be constructed on land.

‘They’re going to be fabricated on dry docks and will be shipped out and positioned in the water where they belong.

‘I think the first one should be out in the water by 2016.’

The streets will be climate controlled for al fresco dining all year round (Picture: Kleindienst Group)

The Heart of Europe development will also feature ‘rain, snow lined and outdoor climate controlled’ streets, European-style plazas, a five-star dedicated wedding hotel, and the world’s largest open aquarium.

Only in Dubai.

The official launch date of the underwater villa project will be on the first day of The Dubai International Boat Show on March 3