Details of the 'world's most futuristic hotel' that's due to open next year
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The first images of a futuristic hotel currently being built have been released ahead of a planned opening in 2024.
Sheybarah Resort is located on an uninhabited island a 45 minute boat ride from the mainland, with space for 140 guests and a staff of 260 people to attend to their needs.
The hotel itself will consist of 'orbs' situated over the water and villas by the seaside which allow guests to be close to the natural environment while still being able to get away from it all.
According to developers Red Sea Global, the futuristic orbs will 'float over the water' and reflect both the sea and sky, as well as offering views of the coral reefs below the waterline.
The resort, located in Saudi Arabia, is aiming to be eco-friendly with plans to generate all its own power through a solar farm on site. Clean water will also be available, with a desalination plant which turns seawater into fresh water.
On top of all of that, the resort will offer a 'unique spa experience' with a pool and fitness facility, as well as outdoor recreation facilities being made available, such as a beach, sports courts and a guest diving and snorkelling centre.
There are a number of 'futuristic' developments in the works, with Saudi Arabia also trying to build and $8 billion floating city that looks like a turtle.
Other building developments of futuristic hotels include a glacier-based hotel in Norway which is also due to be opened in 2024 and is being built as an energy efficient structure that generates power for itself.
Then there are the 'human birdboxes' which will let tourists get picturesque aerial views of the surrounding landscape.
Of course, there's also the plans to build a commercial space hotel where you can play basketball and rock climbing, though potential guests might want to wait until we've cracked commercial space travel before checking whether Trivago has got any deals on offer.
While Saudi Arabia attempts to style itself as a beacon of progress and a nation looking towards the future the country is still governed by a repressive regime with an appalling record on human rights.
Last year three men were sentenced to death for not abandoning their homes to make way for one of Saudi Arabia's futuristic developments, this one a mega-city that is one of Mohammed bin Salman's pet projects and could cost up to $1 trillion to build.
The three men, Shadli, Attaullah and Ibrahim al-Howeitat, were members of the Howeitat tribe and were first arrested in 2020 before being given the death sentence.
Their brother Abdul Rahim had been shot and killed in April 2020 by Saudi special forces after criticising the compulsory eviction.
The Saudi government offered people in the community money if they would condemn his actions and 'quickly silenced' others who spoke against the move.