Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
I found this picture of the sub-sea tunnel project on The Palm Jumeirah fascinating. The Palm Jumeirah is the palm-shaped created land in the Arabian Gulf that will be home to luxury hotels and resorts. The tunnel connects the tip of the island's trunk to the crescent and will give access to those seeking to visit the over 20 hotels clustered along the island's breakwater. The project is impressive, involving reinforced concrete, steel and sand to create this engineering feat. To build the tunnel under dry conditions, the project required the construction dykes and a dam to keep the water out. Once the tunnel structure was completed at the start of 2007 the water could be let back in which what is shown in this picture. The entire project is expected to be completed in May 2007.