Looking for a trip that isn’t just fun, but out of this world?
Canada-based Moon World Resorts now aims to build a series of resorts around the globe — and not just any regular properties, but ones that resemble our planet’s only natural satellite.
Moon World Resorts, an architectural design and intellectual property licensor, is working to license four of these resorts — whose centerpiece will be sphere- and dome-like structures resembling our moon — in the Middle East/North Africa, Europe, North America and Asia.
In the first region, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are under consideration — with CNN Travel reporting Dubai as the potential frontrunner. Elsewhere, Moon World Resorts tells The Post that the other moons may land in Spain, the United States and Singapore.
Each moon installation will be a 360-degree recreation complete with craters and other lunar textures. CNN notes that each one could reach 735 feet high with a 2,042-foot circumference — depending on each location and local planning permissions. Inside, resort guests can experience walking on the lunar surface — and a blend of hospitality, entertainment, education, technology, the environment and space tourism.
It may be a popular landing spot for tourists — not just for its mere look, but also because the moon itself is already known among a large planetary audience.
“Seven and a half billion people know it, everybody loves it,” entrepreneur and Moon World Resorts co-founder Michael R. Henderson quipped to CNN.
Each resort will have the trappings travelers all know — a convention center, a spa, restaurants — all of which will have a lunar twist. It will also be more affordable than actual space tourism — say, with Virgin Galactic selling space trips for $450,000.
Henderson, who co-founded Moon World Resorts with Sandra G. Matthews, told The Post there could even be luxury villas for purchase — about 300 of them. However, licensees could build resorts as a stand-alone vacation destination, or as a mixed-use property with hospitality and residential uses.
(The first licensee, Henderson told CNN, will be expected to splash out $5 billion for the build-out and will be secured by the end of this year. He also anticipates the first resort making its debut in 2027.)
Given the signature look of the resorts, Henderson told the outlet they won’t be destinations for guests alone — but also structures for passersby to admire. The inspirations to that end: the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Guggenheim in Spain.
“Obviously people like to see the renderings of what’s happening on the inside,” he told CNN, with those images showing what could be in store, such as a nightclub with a spaceship as a focal point. “But I think a lot of people are going to be excited when you look up at the world’s largest sphere — I think that’s going to be the mind blower.”