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Floating ‘glampground’ to open; sites dangle 330 feet above ground

Talk about a “glampground”! Dubai-based designer, Ardh Architects, is taking glamping to new heights with their “Floating Retreat.”

The project is still in its conceptual phase but is being developed with the Investment and Development Authority of Sharjah. As long as funding, resources, and permits come through, the project is expected to be built in the coming years.

The Floating Retreat

Tents would be strung between two mountains about an hour from Dubai, and rates will start around $300 per night.

The Floating Retreat will operate between November and May when the weather has cooled. During the summer, it will be open to day guests for spa visits and sightseeing.

Yes, we said spa visits. Along with 10 two-person tents, the property will also have a spa, organized tours and other activities, and a restaurant.

A tent at the Floating Retreat Image credit: Arqui9/Ardh Architect
Image credit: Arqui9/Ardh Architect

Each tent will use a system like a suspension bridge with cables and will be motorized to bring each structure up and down. If wind conditions are good, guests can expect to sleep up to 330 feet in the air. The tents will be lined with see-through material at the front so guests can look out at the scenery. The material will be light and fire-resistant, waterproof, breathable and UV stable. Each tent will have a bed, bathroom, room service options, entertainment systems, and Wi-Fi.

While the Floating Retreat certainly isn’t for anyone with a fear of heights, it’s still an impressive concept.

Would you stay here?

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Allan Weber
14 days ago

I will keep my feet on the ground

Elaine
15 days ago

You people didn’t read carefully enough — it SAID that each tent HAS a bathroom. No matter — you would never find me in one of them — NEVER!

Thomas D
15 days ago

Another 2 minute out of my life, reading that ridiculous article. Some engineering genius hasn’t got enough to do.
Heres your full body harness, but don’t go too close to the edge. Our facilities are safety inspected weekly( weakly)
If you fall, Try not to scream. It upsets the other guests.

randolph jones
15 days ago

Thats what dude is doing in the picture standing there peeing and if you have to poop there is a small hole cut out in the floor to sit over and do your poopooing thats what them people do in their trucks cut hole in floor to poopoo threw hole in floor and it goes onto the roads and freeways just dont fallow to closely you will get poopoo on your car and windshield hahaha

Different Chuck
15 days ago

So very dumb. So much to say but won’t. Can I please see the hold harmless issued at check in and the insurance coverage for guests. Click bait for sure.

Ken
15 days ago

Oh. 0400 in the morning. Gotta pee

Neal Davis
15 days ago

Clearly not for me. 🙂

Travel to Dubai? Nope
Pay $300/night to stay in a tent? Nope
Sit in something with clear sides as much as 330 feet above the ground? Nope

Jeanette Walker
15 days ago

Yes, I would. What a view!

Crowman
15 days ago

Looks like a problem getting up in the middle of the night to walk outside to take a pee.

Steve
15 days ago
Reply to  Crowman

Only for the people below.

Bob M
15 days ago
Reply to  Crowman

Not a problem for us guys.

Steve
15 days ago

Cables and equipment made by(cheapest bidder). NFW!!!!!!

Russ
15 days ago

Nope

Don H
15 days ago

You couldn’t pay me enough to spend a night in one of those things…

Ed D.
15 days ago

Talk about idiocy! Great camping experience: Stay in your tent through your whole stay!

Seann Fox
15 days ago

Sleepwalkers beware

Ellie
15 days ago
Reply to  Seann Fox

That’s what I was thinking!!!!

Ran
15 days ago

Not in my lifetime would I go back to a tent, in ANY fashion!

Bob p
15 days ago

Since I don’t leave the USA of my own free will I can safely say I’ll never use this, even if I did lose my senses and got on one of those crowd killers and accidentally flew into the desert I still wouldn’t use it. Can you imagine that first step getting up in the night to use the bathroom?

Donald N Wright
15 days ago

“Spaceship Earth” and floating cities. Science fiction becomes reality. The view of the sunset now clouded with glampers.

randolph jones
15 days ago

Glampers glamping up in the clouds and cant see their own hand infront of theyre faceeeeeesssssssssssssss (SPLAT) IT MADE TV NEWS REPORT GLPERS FALLING FROM THE SKY LIKE FLIES FROM THEYRE TENTS UP ABOVE AT 330 FEET TO THEIR DEATHS AND NOTHING LEFT OF THEIR BODYS WHEN THEY HIT THE GROUND FROM WAY UP THAT FRIGGEN HIGH UP THEYRE BODYS WAS LIKE A WATERMELLON WHEN HITS THE GROUND AND SPLATTERS ALL OVER THE GROUND AND NOW THEY BECAME FOOD FOR THE WILD ANIMALES

scott
13 days ago
Reply to  randolph jones

Darwinism at work, thin the herd with the weakest (mentally?) activities. This particular venture holds no interest for me when considering the wow vs risks

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