The much touted World Islands in Dubai were officially completed Thursday, after the final stone in a surrounding breakwater was set. Stretching off the coast of Dubai, the World Islands are manmade islands in the formation of a map of the world.
Digital Rendering of the World Islands
Worth approximately $14 billion all together, World Islands is made up of 300 islands, each representing a country, ranging in size from 150,000 square feet to 500,000 square feet. The individual value of an island starts at $15 million and goes up to an astronomical $250 million. Many of the larger, more expensive islands will eventually be resorts, though many of the islands will belong to private residents. Among the celebrities rumored to be purchasing islands are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, David Beckham and Rod Stewart. Tommy Lee announced his purchase of the Greece island earlier this year.
Completed after only five years, the World Islands are similar to an ongoing Dubai megaproject, the Dubai Palms, which are another series of manmade islands. Once complete the Palms will be the largest land reclamation project ever
Middle Eastern Innovations Writer