Palm Islands, United Arab Emirates

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Palm Islands, Dubai
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There are two man-made islands outside Dubai that have the perfect shape of a palm, one is under construction and the other one is showed here.
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The Palm islands in Dubai are the three largest artificial islands in the world, being constructed by Nakheel Properties, the premier property developer in the United Arab Emirates; they are known as The Palm Jumeirah, The Palm Jebel Ali and The Palm Deira.

The islands were the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who recognized the Dubai's potential as a tourist destination. Each settlement will be in the shape of a palm tree, topped with a crescent, and will have a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment opportunities, all within a unique and inspiring setting. Located off the coast of Dubai in the Persian Gulf The Palm islands will make a sizeable contribution to the city’s coastline, adding a total of 520 km of beachfront.

The creation of The Palm is an extraordinary project of grand proportions. While the first two islands will comprise approximately 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand, Palm Deira will take in 1 billion cubic meters of rock and sand – all of which will be quarried in the UAE. Between the three islands there will be over 100 luxury hotels, exclusive residential beachside villas and apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities and health spas.

The creation of The Palm Jumeirah commenced in June 2001 after many years of research and planning. Shortly after, The Palm Jebel Ali was announced and reclamation work commenced. In 2004, The Palm Deira was announced which will be bigger than Paris in size.

Just five years after the first grain of sand was placed on the footprint of The Palm Jumeirah, its first residents will move into their residences. Construction will complete over the next 10-15 years.

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