Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dubai World and Palm Islands

Dubai World and Palm Islands - Simply Amazing

The World's Largest Land Reclamation Projects

Dubai is perhaps the world's biggest Middle Eastern surprise, with seven-star luxury hotels, massive real estate developments, impressive and an architecturally well-defined skyline and most of all, the Dubai Islands projects comprising the Palm Islands and The World. As the world's largest land reclamation development projects, the Dubai Palm Islands and The World have spiked international attention in many different ways.

First of all, these projects provide excellent investment opportunities for worldwide entrepreneurs. Secondly, the projects offer expatriates and locals luxurious lifestyle concepts for both day-to-day living and retirement. They are also excellent locations for building resorts and themed entertainment venues, as is evident by the renowned investors who have already claimed parts of these islands for their own developments.

The Dubai Palm Islands consists of The Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira. Each of the three islands are shaped like a palm tree, inclusive of a trunk, frond and crown. The Palm Jumeirah was the first gigantic development project undertaken and now offers exclusive residential communities and lifestyle conveniences. The Palm Jumeirah is the smallest of the three islands, spanning just 25 square kilometers.

The largest of the Palm Islands is the Palm Deira, which was added to the project very recently. It wasn't in the earlier development plans, but the high demand for the developed real estate required an additional project and so, the Palm Deira development was begun in 2005. In comparison to Palm Jumeirah, the new Deira Palm Island will be eight times the size. The Palm Jebel Ali is mostly an entertainment destination, with loads of shopping malls, theme parks and variety entertainment, while offering residential communities as well. Palm Jumeirah is already occupied and sold out, with only resale units available at present. The Palm Jebel Ali will be completed within the coming few months and the Palm Deira is expected to be complete for handover by 2015.

The World Islands are a collection of 300 private, man-made pieces of reclaimed land, built to include only four types of constructions within them. They are private homes, estate homes, dream resorts and community islands. Shaped like the world's continents (although not strictly according to the geographic map), the Dubai World Islands can only be reached via air and sea. The World Islands are open to investments, which means they can be purchased by individual developers to create anything they wish out of the islands they buy.

1 comment:

Juile said...

Really the Palm Island structure is an awesome sight. And surely its not just me raving about the aerial view pictures but people around the globe will find them astonishing.