Earth Science The World Islands Crazy or what?

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by tablet, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. tablet

    tablet Premium Member

    The same company that brought us The Palm Islands, Al Nakheel Properties (Nakheel Corp), have done it again expanding their portfolio of man-made islands with this latest Dubai island project shaped like the continents of the world. The World will consist of between 250 to 300 smaller private artifical islands divided into four categories - private homes, estate homes, dream resorts, and community islands. Each island will range from 250,000 to 900,000 square feet in size, with 50 to 100 metres of water between each island. The development is to cover an area of 9 kilometers in length and 6 kilometers in width, surrounded by an oval shaped breakwater. The only means of transportation between the islands will be by marine transport.

    Construction has begun on the $US 1.8 billion project which is set to be completed by the end of 2005. It will be located 4 kilometers off the shore of Jumeirah, close to the The Palm Jumeirah, between Burj Al Arab and Port Rashid of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Each island will be sold to selected private developers and are expected to have pricing beginning at Dhs. 25 million (US$ 6.85 million).


    Bad idea? Good Idea?
  2. Mizar

    Mizar Premium Member

    It looks awesome and amazing! I would love a condo there! :D BUT I am wonderign about marien life sideeffects and stuff in that general area..... be a killer astronomy site!



    i hope there insured because with a rising coast line it gives ba whole new meaning to sea front apartments does it inclued free scoober driving lessions with the purchase.