Have you ever heard about Palm Islands in Dubai? There are three of them not one(it was stated as plural anyway). The Islands are The Palm Jumirah (yellow), The Palm Jebel Ali (blue) and The Palm Deira(green). All of the Islands are the biggest man-made or artificial island so far in the world. The projects are being constructed by Nakheel Properties, which is a property developer based in the United Arab Emirates. They hired Dutch contractor Van Oord, who is one of the worlds specialist in land reclaimation.
The objective of doing these projects is to increase Dubai tourism. Therefore, Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Makhtum(pic), who is the United Arab Emirates prime minister and also the ruler of Dubai came out with the idea to construct these Palm Island and commissioned the Islands.
Talking about the shape of the islands, as you can see from the picture above, all of the islands are in the shape of palm tree.
Each settlement will topped with a crescent, and will have a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment centers. The Palm Islands are located off the coast of The United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf and will add 520 km of beaches to the city of Dubai.
So far, a lot of buyers have owned properties in the Palm Island. The have bought millions of dollar properties such as a bungalow. From what I have read, there are a few famous persons already have booked or even bought property in the island such as Donald Trump, the owner of Trump Tower and The Apprentice tv show and football players such as David Beckham, Joe Cole and David James.
The first two islands will comprise approximately 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand. Palm Deira will be composed of approximately 1 billion cubic meters of rock and sand. All materials will be quarried in the UAE. Between the three islands there will be over 100 luxury hotels, exclusive residential beach side villas and apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities and health spas.
The construction of the island together with all the hotels, shopping malls and houses, will be completed over the next 10 - 15 years.
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