Aqua Pod, the world’s first sustainable multi-purpose floating mobile development, designed by Aquatic Architects Design Studio (AADS), and developed by Innovative Marine Ventures (IMV), has announced two innovative global world-firsts concepts; the Aqua Pod AP EX1 model, the first-ever fully sustained mobile floating lounge designed to serve the hospitality and entertainment industry and the first-ever consumer marine e-commerce application created digitally to integrate the Aqua Pods at sea along with the abundant marine experiences and services of Dubai and consolidate them in one holistic online marketplace.
While the newly released “Aqua Pod” application offers an all-new smart seafaring environment, it is designed to digitally integrate the Aqua Pods and digitise an all-new consumer marine offering by providing its users with access to a world of marine retailers, aquatic sports and services and leisure and entertainment, amplifying their excursions and enabling real-time bookings and orders to tailor-made experiences.
Aqua Pod’s AP EX1 comes in line with UAE Vision 2021 and contributes to several initiatives and strategies set by the leadership. As the country focuses on improving the quality of air, preserving water resources, increasing the contribution of clean energy and implementing green growth plans, AP EX1’s versatile design presents a holistic approach to sustainability and commercial marine integration.
Fully solar powered reducing greenhouse emissions, AP EX1’s technical ingenuity, secures fresh water for use on the pod itself through its built-in Reverse Osmosis (RO) unit, a water purification system that desalinates up to 100 litres (L) of sea water daily, without disposing the brine back into the sea.
Ahmed Youssef, Co-Founder and CEO, AADS and IMV, and the creator of Aqua Pod, said: “It is our belief that urban floating developments, if intelligently revolutionized, will accelerate and transform the marine industry into a key pillar of economic diversification. AP EX1 model is a customer-centric culmination of the relentless efforts of our thriving young team, R&D and market knowledge.”
Intricately designed to amplify its visitors’ experience, guests can indulge in an unparalleled sophisticated journey aboard AP EX1. It combines the indoors and outdoors proposition with an everchanging magnificent backdrop of Dubai’s landmarks across the canal in a unique setting of a floating mobile private lounge for a handful of guests. Seagoers and selected offshore locations along the canal can also benefit from float through and deliveries.
All AADS creations, Aqua Pods and larger scale models, are adaptable and unique and are embedded with smart construction adaptations to serve as multi-use, multi-spatial, multi-functional and multi-environment assets.
Ahmad Ataya, Co-Founder, AADS and IMV, added: “Conceived to enable Smart Seafaring in Dubai, the “Aqua Pod” mobile application is the world’s first e-commerce marine consumer platform and comes in line with the country’s Digital Transformation efforts and Smart Cities Strategies. It complements our efforts to digitally enable our Aqua Pods as well as establishing a holistic online marketplace of marine retail, leisure, entertainment, sports and services and facilitates the personalisation of the customer’s marine activities and needs.”Click below to share this article