Dubai is home to many of the world’s biggest things – from the tallest skyscraper to the largest picture frame.
But one of the more recent additions is the world’s deepest pool, Deep Dive Dubai, which opened in July last year.
There’s so much more to this swimming pool than merely a lot of water as it hides away an entire underwater world.
Just 25 minutes from Dubai International Airport, the pool measures in at 60.02m (196.9ft) deep right to the bottom, and is divided into three sections.
For those not keen on heading too far down, there are underwater dry chambers at the 6m (19.7ft) and 21m (68.9ft) marks where divers can take off the scuba gear for some fresh air.
These early stages also feature observation windows where you can wave to your friends or family on the other side of the glass as you explore the world’s deepest pool.
Venturing underwater also reveals an entire sunken, post-apocalyptic city with houses that can be freely explored.
There’s a foosball table you can play on, an exercise bike you can ride and even a Mercedes-Benz CLK convertible you can hop behind the wheel of as well as several motorbikes.
Beyond this point, though, you’ll need to be a very experienced and certified diver to explore all the way down to the bottom, 60m below the surface.
You’ll need to make your way down a long deep diving tube, although it is lined with speakers and lights to help guide you.
There are also cameras everywhere for safety – and to display a live feed of people diving down at the bottom to those enjoying lunch, and staying dry, in the cafe.
Deep Dive Dubai took the record from Deepspot – a 45m (147.6ft) deep pool which opened in Poland mere months prior in December 2020.