The World’s First Self-Sustained Expandable Solar Floating Aquapod Launches in Dubai

By: | October 26th, 2021

Image courtesy: AADS

Aqua Pods are the world’s first fully self-sustained mobile floating lounge. These are designed by UAE-based Aquatic Architects Design Studio (AADS) in collaboration with Innovative Marine Ventures (IMV).

Their Aqua Pod AP EX1 model is designed to serve the Hospitality and Entertainment industry. It also comes with a marine e-commerce application. This incredible floating lounge is fully self-sufficient and can also be expanded by 25 percent if required.

“AP EX1 will serve as a floating lounge and restaurant, introducing an unprecedented marine lifestyle offering to Dubai’s exquisite waters,” says Aquatic Architects Design Studio. “Our mission is to introduce our new approach to urban marine developments and services with the objectives of accelerating and transforming the face of the marine realm as we know it today.”

Image courtesy: AADS

Following are some of its features:

  • Aqua Pods are fully solar-powered to meet all of the vessel’s energy needs. 
  • For freshwater, the pod has a reverse osmosis water purification system that desalinates up to 100 liters (26.4 gal) of water daily. Moreover, the system does not dispose of any brine or residue back into the waterway.
  • It can be used for personalized events, water sports, and also for tourism.
  • The 45-sq-m (270-sq-ft) floating platform can even be expanded by another 11.25 sq m (121 sq ft).
  • It features an open interior lounge space, dining area, kitchen, bathroom facilities, small exterior deck, and a jet ski.
  • The pod can also act as a mobile recharge station for other marine vehicles.

Image courtesy: AADS


Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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