The World (archipelago)
The World or World Islands is an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a world map, located 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The World islands are composed mainly of sand dredged from Dubai's shallow coastal waters, and are one of several artificial island developments in Dubai. The World's developer is Nakheel Properties, and the project was originally conceived by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai.
As of 2010, only a single island has any building on it, which is a show home - all the other projects having been cancelled or delayed due to the 2008 financial crisis. While the developer and Dubai government deny it, a participant in a related law suit has alleged that the islands are also sinking back into the sea.
In July 17, 2012, the Royal Island Beach Club opened on Lebanon Island.
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... See also List of Developments on The WorldIslands May 2003 The Worlddevelopment announced by Nakheel, total completion scheduled for 2008 ... February 2004 It was announced that The Worldwill comprises 260 islands, and its area will be 6 km by 9 km, area of 250 - 900,000 square feet (84,000 m2) for each island ... October 2006 Seven-time Formula One WorldChampion Michael Schumacher was presented with one of the islands by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on the ...
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