This is either a). the best idea ever or b). the worst.
Imagine this: You wake up after spending the night in a luxurious hotel room. Yawning, stretching, greet-the-day-ing, you get out of your bed and walk over to your room's windows, each step made more energetic by your good night's sleep and your luxe surroundings and the ultra-soft shag rug under your bare feet. You draw open the curtains, dramatically, excitedly, and are greeted by ... AN ENORMOUS SHARK.
Would you find this scenario: a). wondrous or b). horrifying?
If you chose option b), you should probably not book a stay in The Water Discus, the high-tech lodge its creators are billing as the world's largest underwater hotel. The Water Discus -- which will be located, you will be unsurprised to learn, in Dubai -- will be technically only half underwater. The upper section -- the section that bears an uncanny resemblance to the Starship Enterprise -- will be stationed permanently above the water's surface, and complete with a sundeck, pools, a restaurant, a spa, and, yep, a helipad.
The underwater portion of the hotel -- which will be submerged about 38 feet under the surface -- will contain 21 hotel rooms as well as an underwater diving facility and a bar. Think of the thing a bit like a stationary submarine. Only, its creators are sure to note, a high-end submarine. The Water Discus itself "is located deep underwater," the Deep Ocean Technology site notes, "but its comfort and luxury are sky-high."