Here are some great pictures and details about the 3 gigantic palm tree shaped islands known as the giant man made islands of Dubai. These are being built on the coast of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Arabia.
Each of the Dubai islands (Palm Jumeirah island, Palm Jebel Ali island, and Palm Deira island) are being built in the shape of a date palm tree that is native to this part of the world. So the islands consist of a trunk, a crown with fronds, and are surrounded by a crescent island that acts as a breakwater. The biggest island of it, the Palm Deira island which when completed will be the world’s largest artificial island. Because of this extraordinary engineering feet they have also been named one of ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’.
Computer generated maps of the Dubai Palm islands and the World islands in Dubai coastline
“The Palm Deira island will cover 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) in length and 8.5 kilometers (5.3 miles) in width and have an area of 80 square kilometers (861 million square feet). It will consist of residential property, marinas, shopping malls, sports facilities, and clubs. The residential area will be located on the fronds and will contain 8,000 two-storey town houses in three distinct styles – Premier Villas, Grand Villas and Vista Town Homes.” – TEN Dubai Palm Islands
The Palm Islands in Dubai coastline – This is a aerial view of the 3 Dubai Palm Islands together with the now construction stopped world islands of Dubai. These islands are said to have attracted the notice and sponsorship of British Billionaire Richard Brandson of Virgin Airlines and many other celebrities like soccer player David Beckham etc.
Models Dubai Palm island homes that will be constructed in Dubai islands
Palm island dubai uae construction – Status of the Palm Jumeirah Island at 2008
However all is not rosy as it seems. As time goes and Dubai feels the impact of the Global financial crisis work on many of these mega project features have stopped or abandoned completely like the Dubai world islands project which is now said to be sinking back to the seabed.
No doubt from a architectural and engineering perspective they are wonders. These Palm Dubai Islands aree amazing engineering and architectural feats pushing the limits of human engineering. However from a business ROI perspective it looks like a mirage of the sea. Dubai is today facing a abundance of real estates and property developments and finding it hard to sell the developed lands and property on the land let alone the sea so they can recover the billions of dollars spent on them. So like many predicted when doing started these projects it looks like Dubai is another mirage of the deserts. The Sheiks of Dubai are seen the crumbling of another of their castles in the cloulds with the financial crisis of 2009-2010.
What Dubai needs is scientific and industrial development. But that a story for another day. Enjoy.