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16th Jun 2007, 21:11
Red Sea Star

In the water of the Red Sea, seventy meters off the shore of Eilat, a unique underwater attraction was created - the Red Sea Star - the only underwater restaurant and bar in the world.

At the Red Sea Star you can enjoy:
Exotic and delicious seafood and meat dishes in the underwater restaurant, while merging with the amazing underwater sea world in its natural surrounding.
A large selection of drinks and beverages in a romantic peaceful atmosphere at the unique underwater bar.
Wining, dining and partying in style to the sound of music of the 60s, 70s and 80s in the "Metro Bar" our upper dance bar on the beautiful wooden deck, ten meters above the sea level, overlooking the magical view of the Gulf of Aqaba and the Edom mountains.
Situated on the entrance floor of the Red Sea Star is a modern luxurious auditorium with 90 seats, in which lectures are given to organized groups.

The Red Sea Star has been receiving extensive coverage throughout the world since its establishment, especially because of the unique concept it was based on, its exceptional construction process, its fascinating interior design and the fact that it is a "green" project, which contributes profoundly to the preservation of the coral reef surrounding it.

The Red Sea Star was constructed by first line experts using special resources and equipment imported from all around the world. The underwater floor of the complex is shaped like a star, displaying a fascinating marine-world interior design admired throughout the world. The underwater floor functions as an observatory, in which the underwater restaurant and bar are located.

The Red Sea Star enables you to "sense the sea" through a "dry diving experience" and to discover the magnificent and exciting underwater world of the Red Sea. A breathtaking view of hundreds of various tropical sea creatures in the colorful coral garden is seen through 62 panoramic amorphous windows surrounding the observatory, located five meters below the sea level.

The Red Sea Star is probably the only night-observatory in the world. Our guests enjoy the rare sight of the aquatic kingdom at night, when the underwater garden is softly lit, without disturbing the natural inhabitants.

The Red Sea Star is a "green" project. Our marine life experts and skilled divers have been working for years to save, reconstruct, preserve and nurture the coral reef surrounding the project.

The site is open daily (including weekends and holidays) from 10:00 a.m. till 01:00 a.m.

16th Jun 2007, 21:14

A unique, complex construction process involving approximately 6,000 tons of steel and concrete

The Red Sea Star was designed by the architect Sefi Kiryaty. The structural calculations and design were done by the engineers Mr. Moshe Dreemer and Dr. Nitai Dreemer. The "Star's" steel sections were fabricated by the Kadmani Metal Works in the north of Israel between 1995 and 1996, prior to their transportation to Eilat in three separate truck convoys. In the port of Eilat the sections were welded together to create three massive structural units.
The structural base, or "load cell" in engineering terms, fulfills two primary functions. One is to create a mass at the base of the structure (mushroom shaped), preventing the structure from "taking off" (floating) to the surface of the water. The second is to keep the structure level in relation to the surface of the sea. To accomplish this, the seabed had to be leveled, since the seabed underlying the structure is steeply sloped, getting deeper as it recedes from the shoreline. This section weighed approximately 200 tons before it was filled with concrete.
The restaurant level, weighing approximately 110 tons, is star-shaped in plan to maximize the interior space and afford a window seat for almost every guest. The restaurant level has 62 windows of varying sizes built into the walls and ceiling. Very few manufacturers anywhere in the world were capable of producing the windows, which had to be specially designed to withstand the enormous pressure of the seawater bearing on them. The windows, which weigh twelve tons, were imported from Japan.
Two floors above sea level: the entrance level, including the entrance lobby, coffee shop, an area designated for a souvenir shop, an auditorium and kitchens, and the mezzanine level with offices and rest rooms. This unit weighs approximately 120 tons.

In the port, the units were lowered into the sea one on top of the other by a gigantic, 600 ton crane brought to Israel from Belgium for the purpose. Once final welding had been completed to connect the three units, the completed structure was towed by two sea-going tugs a distance of some two kilometers to its final site. The structure was erected like a ship and the sight of the gigantic tower floating on the surface of the water was astonishing. At the permanent site of the building, about 4,000 tons of concrete were poured into the base under water to sink the structure to the seabed. There it was anchored to thirty-four 20-inch diameter piles, which were driven through the structural base into the seabed to a depth of about 15 meters and then filled with concrete. The very heavy finished structure weighs 6,000 tons and is designed to withstand even earthquakes.
The "Star" is reached by crossing a 70-meter long bridge which connects it to the shore between the "Le Meridien" and "Ha'Sela Ha'adom" (Red Rock) hotels.

16th Jun 2007, 21:16
Interior Design

A unique and fascinating interior design, recognized around the world

The interior of the Red Sea Star was created by the well-known designer Ms. Ayala Shperling Tzarfaty as an amazing extension of the underwater world surrounding it. Every detail has been meticulously planned in order to enhance the awareness of merging with the colorful aquatic scenery, reflected through the special giant windows (about 14 cm thick) especially imported from Japan.

The floor of the Red Sea Star is made of real sand covered by a transparent epoxy layer, which simulates an extraordinary feeling of walking on wet sand. The chairs are shaped like jellyfishes and octopuses, the design of the lighting is inspired by sea creatures, the pillars are in the shape of sea cucumbers, the banisters are like sea weed etc. - all in order to let the visitors of the Red Sea Star "feel the sea" as they dine in pleasure.

The dominant colors of the interior space of the Red Sea Star - "warm" shades of red and orange - were carefully chosen in order to break the cool blue colors of the sea. Special emphasis has been placed on the air-conditioning system, the lighting, the music and the acoustics. The underwater floor of the complex is shaped like a star - hence the name - and the tables and chairs of the underwater restaurant and bar are all positioned immediately next to the plate glass windows, which form the sides of the "Star". All this, in order to increase as much as possible the surface area of the underwater floor and to allow each guest to sit comfortably and observe uninterruptedly the magnificent sight seen through the 62 giant windows, located in the walls and the ceiling of the underwater floor.

The comfortable sitting beside a giant window and the long lasting observation, while joyfully eating, specializes the Red Sea Star from other underwater observatories, in which the visitors quickly pass small windows, without allowing them to have the same close and intimate sensation of the sea felt in the Red Sea Star.

16th Jun 2007, 21:18
Underwater Bar

An intimate atmosphere of beauty and tranquility

The exclusive underwater bar, located next to the restaurant, offers a large selection of cocktails and alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and hot drinks in a romantic and magical atmosphere. The bar of the Red Sea Star differs in its essence from any other bar in Eilat. Its calm serenity allows for an intimate atmosphere, perfect for having conversations without any disturbance.

The underwater bar is the perfect place to conduct a business meeting, to impress a new date or simply to enjoy a romantic evening in a unique atmosphere.

The underwater bar is open daily from 10:00 a.m. till 03:00 a.m. at night.

28th Oct 2007, 11:03

28th Oct 2007, 11:04
sarp mag dinner dyan kasama mu GF mu!!!

tapos mag propose ka!!!

Lovely Face
7th Nov 2007, 03:37
Chinese resto ba ito???? Mabisita nga

7th Feb 2009, 23:32

8th Feb 2009, 11:25