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Dubai's underwater villa platform sinks off Burj Al Arab


(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) A platform attached to the famous floating villa in Dubai - off Burj Al Arab - sank on Wednesdaydue to rough sea.

According to an advisory notice issued by by Dubai Maritime Authority, the Kleindienst Group confirmed
that the underwater house's platform, provided as part of Sea Dubais New Years Eve event for the DJ and light show was compromised in rough seas and sank on Wednesday.

Dubai Police confirmed the incident, adding that nobody was on board at the time and concerned authorities were attempting to recover it.

Lt. Col. Ahmad Burqibah, Deputy Director of Search and Rescue Department at Dubai Police, said that the port police station received information about the sinking on Wednesday at 12:31pm.

A rescue team and boats rushed to the scene within few mintutes, he added.

Burqibah said that the floating house sank due to rough seas and 8 meter-high waves.

Amira Agarib

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