Guinness World Records: The world's deepest swimming pool in Dubai


Tallest tower, widest fountain: Dubai set a new world record this week for the world's deepest diving pool as the Gulf emirate seeks to attract new tourists amid the pandemic.

"It's a 60 meter deep pool, which is 15 meters deeper than any other pool in the world and twice as large," said Jarrod Jablonski, director of Deep Dive Dubai, which manages the project.

The pool, which opened to the public on Wednesday, "is themed around a sunken city," he added.

It contains a volume of water equivalent to six Olympic swimming pools, or 14.6 million liters, according to him.

The Guinness Academy of Records confirmed the new record to AFP.

Lights and background music, the attraction is home to two "underwater habitats". Divers can explore the depths of a reconstructed lost city, strewn with everyday objects and covered with abundant vegetation.

"We wanted to recall the heritage of snorkeling in the Emirates" and "pearl fishing", hence the oyster shape of the external structure, explained the director, an American expatriate from Florida.

A one-hour session costs between 500 and 1,500 dirhams (about 115 to 345 euros).