The World Islands, which is sometimes mistakenly referred to as the Palm World or Globe Islands, are a collection of man-made
islands shaped into the continents of the world, located off the coast of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It will consist of 300 small private artificial islands divided
into four categories - private homes, estate homes, dream resorts, and community islands.
The World Islands will be located 4 kilometers off the shore of Jumeirah, close to the Palm Jumeirah, between Burj Al Arab and
Port Rashid at approximately 25°13 North and 55°10 East. The AED 6.6 billion (US$ 1.8 billion) project will cover a total area of 9 kilometers (5.4 miles) in length
and 6 kilometers (3.6 miles) in width, surrounded by an oval shaped breakwater. The only means of transportation between the islands will be by marine or air transport and
boat transportation from the mainland will be from the umm suqeim and jumeirah fishing harbours.
Each island of The World will range from 250 to 900 thousand square feet (23.2 to 83.6 thousand square meters) in size, with 50 to 100 metres (164 to 328 feet)
of water between each island. Each island will be sold to selected private developers and are expected to have pricing beginning at AED 25 million (US$ 6.85 million). Individuals
who own on an island in The World Islands include Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher.
Oqyana will comprise of 19 islands of The World, covering the islands of Australasia (Australia and New Zealand).
Perseus Resort and Spa
The two islands of Rostov and Orenburg, that are regions in Russia and part of the Euro-Asia segment of The World, will be occupied by the exclusive island based spa hotel
and residence development. Rostov will contain 44 villas, each with private beaches/pools, and Orenburge will contain 220 one, two and three bedroom apartments with sea or
marina views. The islands will have Greek Mediterranean Island style of architecture and where purchased by dubai-based Perseus Property Management Ltd.
The five star residential island resort will occupy the Thailand island of The World and designed with the inspiration of traditional Thai architecture. It will contain 56
studio and 1-bedroom suites as well as 4-bedroom stilt houses and beach villas.
Learn more about The World Dubai
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Information about the World Islands in German and Arabic.
Expected Completion Date
- In 2008
Real Estate Developer - Al
Nakheel Properties [Al Nakheel Projects]
Location - Dubai, United Arab Emirates