The World is an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a world map, located 4km off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The project was originally conceived by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. (source)
The Palm Islands are an artificial archipelago in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on which major commercial and residential infrastructures will be constructed. Each settlement will be in the shape of a palm tree, topped with a crescent, and will have a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment centers. (source)
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