The world’s tallest building, the world’s largest shopping mall, indoor ski slopes  – what do all of these have in common? They’re in Dubai, the world’s leader in, well … almost everything. And soon, to welcome tourists from all over the world, Dubai is unveiling the world’s first artificial jungle in a hotel – a true rainforest in the heart of this eccentric metropolis.

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Credit – www.zasa.com

The Rosemont Hotel and Residences by ZAS Architects is a one-of-a-kind urban resort destination, taking the word “luxury” to a whole new level. The $550 million building will be the first on earth to have an indoor rainforest (75,000 square feet of it), in addition to its 448 hotel rooms and 280 furnished apartments. Located above the hotel’s entertainment floor, the rainforest will be open air, and available for hotel guests, residents, and outside visitors.

ZAS Dubai’s managing partner DJ Armin told the Huffington Post, “You’ll have dense trees, canopies, some sun coming through, and during the summertime we will use the recycled condensation from the towers to have the mist coming down from the trees to cool down the air.”

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Credit – www.zasa.com

A welcome retreat for those wishing to escape the hot desert sun, the cool rainforest is expected to attract the general public, especially during the hot Dubai summers. And just enjoying the rainforest isn’t the only fun thing to do. A zip line will take visitors through the lush forest strapped into a harness. Later on, the resort hopes to offer skydiving as well — not off the staggeringly high building — but in the safety of a simulator, which should be equally thrilling.

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Credit – www.zasa.com

And if indoor rainforests and skydiving aren’t enough to entice you, the resort will also feature a cantilevered infinity sky pool (with a glass bottom!), a trampoline park, aquarium, bowling alley, nightclub, and an artificial beach (sans sand, so you can enjoy the beach without getting your feet dirty).

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Credit – www.zasa.com

Greeted upon arrival by 4D animation (that changes daily) and robotic hosts, you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy your stay in the rainforest while the robotic bellhops take care of your luggage – no tip required.

Scheduled for completion in 2018, The Rosemont may just merit a trip to Dubai.

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