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The Amazing Floating Homes of Dubai Are Watery Wonders

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The Floating Seahorse Tzar Edition off Dubai's coast

The Floating Seahorse Tzar Edition off Dubai's coast (Photo: The Heart of Europe)

Knowing the lengths that Kleindienst's The Heart of Europe project is willing to go to control the outdoor climate, you have to imagine they'll create some pretty amazing homes to dot their magnificent, manmade islands just off the coast of Dubai. And with The Floating Seahorse, they've done exactly that in grand style.

Having already sold through the first two phases, the third ("Tzar") edition of seahorses (roughly $2.8 million each) will surround the heart-shaped St. Petersburg island and be connected to Main Europe island by way of floating jetties, all of which they're hoping to have ready this October.

Above deck, jetted tub and amazing views

Above deck, jetted tub and amazing views (Photo: The Heart of Europe)

Beyond the thousands of hours they've logged to ensure these mini-mansions are safe, they've also packed them with luxurious touches. On the upper deck, this means a mini bar and a glass-bottomed hot tub in which to luxuriate and take in the stunning views in every direction.

Comfortable, luxurious main deck accommodations

Comfortable, luxurious main deck accommodations (Photo: The Heart of Europe)

At sealevel, the main deck features open living, dining and cooking areas. (Along with plenty of comfortable ways to catch rays outside.) Looks like the perfect place for a robotic fridge to bring its master a cool drink.

Below deck, your own private lagoon view

Below deck, your own private lagoon view (Photo: The Heart of Europe)

And what would a marina-based retreat be without an underwater master suite, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows? Sleeping surrounded by sea life seems like the ultimate in tranquility. To that end, outside each bedroom, an artificial reef provides digs for a variety of creatures, including the seahorses for which your new floating palace is named.