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Dubai sets a world record: A 200-foot deep pool with a ‘sunken city’

Dubai is already home to the world's tallest building. Now it can lay claim to the world's deepest diving pool too.

Deep Dive Dubai opened on July 7, just 10 days after being named the world's deepest diving pool by the Guinness World Records.

The new indoor pool is nearly 200 feet deep and holds almost 3.7 million gallons of water. It's also home to a vast underwater attraction resembling a "sunken city" that divers can explore either on their own or with a guide.

The attraction is open to travelers aged 10 and older, including those who are donning a mask and tank for the first time. 

'Sunken city'

With graffiti, crumbling facades and a large portrait of Marilyn Monroe hanging on the wall, Dubai's new vertical diving pool contains the remnants of a lost submerged city. There's an apartment building and library — even an arcade with a vintage Pac-Man machine, foosball and pool table.


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