Making Waves in Dubai Property Market: The Floating Palace Resort and Villas Project

July 05, 2024

Dubai, renowned for its uber-luxurious living and groundbreaking architectural innovations, has introduced a new trend making waves in the real estate market: floating villas. Now, you can also taste the one-of-a-kind luxury at Neptune, the first floating and mobile villa by Kempinski. Ready and docked at Dubai Palm Marina, the property is part of the Floating Palace resort project. The plan features a floating hotel surrounded by 48 luxury mobile villas. These exclusive mobile homes offer an unparalleled blend of opulence and adventure, gliding gracefully over the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. Let’s dive deep and learn about the Floating Palace Resort project and the rapidly growing trend of floating homes in the Emirates.

Introducing the Kempinski Floating Palace

Opening in 2025, the Kempinski Floating Palace is set to redefine luxury accommodation in Dubai. Kempinski is a hotel company that is known for many real estate projects like Kempinski Marina Residences. This unique hotel will feature 200 keys and is located just minutes away from the Jumeirah shoreline, accessible only by boat, yacht, or helicopter.

The Kempinski Floating Palace is centered around an enormous glass pyramid structure. Here, guests will find everything expected from a five-star resort, including first-class service, upscale dining, and swanky bars. With its extraordinary design, the main atrium offers 200 keys divided between executive suites and fit rooms.

Claudia Gomes, Commercial Director for El Bahrawy Group, said, “During the off-peak season, these villas would be rented out at a starting cost of AED 50,000 per night. We don’t rent per hour like yachts do. All the services are à la carte, provided by Kempinski. Each villa comes with a crew of six — one captain who will sail the boat, three deckhands, and two stewards.”

Luxurious Accommodations

  • Type A Room: A luxurious 500 sq. ft. hotel room designed to provide an opulent and comfortable retreat, complete with high-end amenities.
  • Executive Room: This 741 sq. ft. hotel room offers a luxurious and comfortable stay with top-notch amenities.
  • Executive Suite: A one-bedroom, five-star suite of 966 SQFT offering deluxe comfort and premium service, ideal for ultimate luxury and solace.
  • Penthouse: A two-bedroom triplex suite of 2,449 sq. ft. with a private swimming pool, offering an indulgent stay for those seeking ultimate opulence.

World-Class Amenities

The Kempinski Floating Palace offers an array of luxurious amenities designed to provide the ultimate guest experience. The swimming pools are perfect for relaxation, with beautifully landscaped areas and comfortable seating for a serene retreat. The Wellness Center caters to those wanting to stay fit and lead a healthy lifestyle, offering state-of-the-art exercise machines, fitness classes, and spa services. 

For convenience, the on-site market provides a wide variety of food and household products, while the luxury shopping area features high-end boutiques with designer fashion, jewelry, and lifestyle products. Families will appreciate the kid's play area, a safe and fun space equipped with toys and activities, ensuring children are entertained and cared for. These thoughtfully designed amenities ensure a comfortable, convenient, and lavish stay for all guests.

Kempinski Floating Palace promises to elevate the dining experience with world-class gourmet restaurants and swanky bars. Guests can look forward to gastronomical delights and spectacular interiors, making each meal a treat for both the eyes and taste buds.

At Kempinski Floating Palace, guests will enjoy more than just lounging by a breathtaking pool. The luxurious experience, combined with fabulous amenities, caters to all senses, helping guests emerge revitalized, energized, and renewed.

Other Floating Properties in the UAE

In addition to the renowned Floating Resort project, Dubai is home to several other innovative floating properties that showcase the city's commitment to luxurious and unique living experiences. 

Dubai Marasi Floating Villas

Dubai Marasi Floating Villas are an architectural marvel, that offers a unique blend of luxury and innovation on the waterfront. Located along the Dubai Canal, these floating villas provide an exclusive living experience with stunning views and direct access to the water. Each villa is elegantly designed with contemporary interiors, spacious living areas, and private decks that create a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. 

Residents can enjoy modern amenities such as private pools, state-of-the-art kitchens, and luxurious bathrooms. The development also includes marina facilities and dedicated boat berths, ensuring a premium lifestyle for those seeking tranquility and opulence on the water.

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Floating Seahorse, The World Islands

The Floating Seahorse villas at The World Islands in Dubai are a groundbreaking concept that combines luxury living with underwater serenity. These unique properties feature three levels: one submerged underwater, offering breathtaking views of marine life through floor-to-ceiling windows. The underwater level houses the master bedroom and bathroom, providing an unparalleled aquatic experience. 

The middle level includes a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and living room, all designed with elegant, modern finishes. The upper deck features a sun terrace and a Jacuzzi, perfect for relaxation and entertaining while enjoying panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. These villas blend innovation, luxury, and nature, making them a coveted choice for those seeking an extraordinary lifestyle.

Floating Seahorse Villas in Ras Al Khaimah

The Heart of Europe's famed Floating Seahorse villas, developed by Kleindienst Group, are making their debut in Ras Al Khaimah. Ras Al Khaimah Floating Properties villa not only floats in the middle of the Arabian Gulf but it also features underwater basements with glass walls, allowing residents to enjoy stunning sea views from the comfort of their living rooms. 

This latest project phase includes 133 villas, 70 of which are located off the coast of Dubai and 63 to be built in the RAK-free zone. The new "generation four" villas boast continual improvements in design and technology, including coral gardens attached on two sides of each unit, offering a unique blend of luxury living and marine beauty. 

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The Future of Luxury Living on Water

The Kempinski Floating Palace, along with other floating properties, represents the future of luxury living on water. With their unique designs, world-class amenities, and unparalleled experiences, these floating properties are set to redefine luxury accommodation and living.

FAQs About Floating Palace Resort and Villas

The Kempinski Floating Villas are luxurious mobile villas that float in the Arabian Gulf, part of the Kempinski Floating Palace resort. These villas offer a unique living experience with the flexibility of a houseboat.

A two-bedroom Neptune villa costs AED 29 million, a three-bedroom villa is priced at AED 32 million, and a four-bedroom villa costs AED 46 million.

The Neptune Villas feature luxurious amenities, including a private infinity pool, rooftop BBQ area, outdoor seating, a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living areas, walk-in closets, and advanced technological systems for smart control of lighting and temperature.

The floating villas are completely manufactured in the UAE. A marine construction group repurposes 48 aquatic vessels to create these unique homes, with all design and construction done in collaboration with Kempinski.

Yes, owners can sail the floating villas themselves if they are qualified. Kempinski provides training on operating the vessel, or owners can use their crew. Alternatively, they can let Kempinski manage the villa for rental income.

The rental cost for a Neptune villa starts at AED 50,000 per night during the off-peak season, with all services provided à la carte by Kempinski.

For more information, get in touch with us at Provident