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Dubai’s artificial hotel rainforest will look like this

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It’s going to include life-size dinosaurs, of course

Chalk this up as the first time we’ve ever seen renderings of a rainforest.

The Rosemont Hotel & Residences Dubai (née The Rosemont Towers), designed by ZAS Architects is slated to feature a 75,000-square-foot manmade outdoor rainforest with a beach and stream and trees that spray mist to water the other plants. Now there are renderings of it, and it looks, well, predictably fantastical.

In addition to the lush fauna there appears to be at least one dinosaur, which surprised us a little bit even though it shouldn’t have. (That must be part of the "prehistoric Jurassic-inspired marsh.") According to press materials, there will also be "a sensory rain system [that] creates a 360-degree experience, simulating the sensation of being surrounded by rainfall without actually getting wet," which means basically that the mist-spraying trees will be able to detect when people walk by and not spray mist on them.

The section concludes, somewhat superfluously, by mentioning that this type of attraction is "not found elsewhere in the city."

There's Going to Be a Skyscraper With an Artificial Rainforest in—Where Else—Dubai [Curbed]