Dubai building massive lagoon for Caribbean resort flavor

Florida may be running out of sand to replenish beaches eroded by storms, tides and rising sea levels, but tourists visiting Mohammed Bin Rashid City in the heart of Dubai won’t have to worry about finding a patch of sand to lay down their towel.

Developer Crystal Lagoons Corp. has signed a deal to build a 100-acre oceanfront lagoon as part of a $7 billion project that includes luxury residences, green parklands, waterways, and a pavilion for high-end shopping and dining.

The company says its “state-of-the-art technology” allows it to build lagoons that provide the kind of “swimmable, turquoise lagoon” that Caribbean resorts are famous for. Source: