By Parag Deulgaonkar

Construction of the Water Discus Hotel will start this year in Gdynia, Poland, with Dubai and the Maldives showing interest in purchasing of the prototype, according to information published by a Polish government agency.

In a newsletter issued on January 10, 2013, the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency said the prototype of underwater hotel would be created in Gdynia with funds of the European Union’s Innovative Economy Programme.

“Due to EU funding of PLN16 million (Dh19 million) the scientists from Gdańsk University of Technology in cooperation with specialists of Deep Ocean Technology are working on a project entitled: “Conducting research and design construction of underwater & above water facility for research purposes.” More info and photos