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Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Description: Three hundred man-made islands in the shape of the world created as a real...
Three hundred man-made islands in the shape of the world created as a real estate venture.
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Can't be seen from the land

The island are really huge - some can be seen from Burj Khalifa, but not as you'd expect. Better to hope that see it from the plane.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
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Budapest, Hungary
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Lofoten Islands, Norway
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We made a helicopter flight at daytime, and we flew over "The World". We had no good picture of it, you need to fly very high to see the island good. It doesn't look so spectacular as it sounds. On the island itself there is not a lot to do, hardly nothing. Out of all the small island there are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I was able to experience The World islands during my helicopter tour. Islands loosed amazing. They are just sand at the moment that there is not much built except two islands. You can't see the islands unless you are flying or by boat. But I must admit that they look cool from the top.

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Foligno, Italy
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115 reviews 115 reviews
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My friend Lorenzo and I must thank you Dr. Ibrahim Lootah and his 2 sons Abdullah and Hassan for taking us around with his beautiful boat. We riched The World islands and came very close to The Island day club. We really enjoyed the hospitality and generosity they reserved to us, the tour around was amazing! We loved looking at... More 

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Madrid
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Had the opportunity fo tly over it with a Heli tour, and looks like a nice project... when finished. As a project, is amazing, you cant imagine the amount of sand and work put in that place until you are near and have the opportunity to check it by yourself. Dont expect to come near... there is nothing but a... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The island are really huge - some can be seen from Burj Khalifa, but not as you'd expect. Better to hope that see it from the plane.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Completed around 2006 I have flown over them many times. To date only 1 island has a substantial structure on it, recently there is some building activity on a couple of other islands. Dredged over many years and at great cost there is nothing really to see.

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Ottawa
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311 reviews 311 reviews
90 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I had a cruise and wanted to see the world but the only thing I could see was islands sparse into the see almost washing.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I didnt see it while we were flying into Dubai, but saw a documentary on it that they WERE going to built houses and shopping , obviously there is nothing on them, maybe people thought it was a waste of time I guess building it ?? it would awesome if they continue with the project .

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Bonn, Germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Nothing compared to the "palm". It's just a a lot of sand in the ocean with nothing on it...an i guess it won't change in the future. Only nice to look at out of a plane. Thats it!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We did the seawings plane ride so we got to see the islands.. Its a great idea but as of now its nothing more than a dream.. once(if ever) they have houses, hotels, etc and are actually being used then it will be amazing!

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