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Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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This attraction is at Dubai Airport
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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I don't get it

I didn't really get out with The Palm, the first one. All this land around and Dubai building out in to the sea at massive expense and threat to the environment. Now having to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I was invited in joining a VIP Buffet Dinner event on the country Lebanon located on The World Island.Had also a nice laser show performance and a brief heritage about Dubai and the way the city had grown was featured

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I didn't really get out with The Palm, the first one. All this land around and Dubai building out in to the sea at massive expense and threat to the environment. Now having to reinforce and protect all the beach, I believe the cost has to be enormous on an ongoing basis. So, Been around the World a number of... More 

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Basirhat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It looks best if you view it from flight from the top. You can't experience it fully if you fly low. I wish they finish it soon.

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Paris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 667 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The concept was an interesting idea ... in theory. But the challenges have completely and arrogantly been overlooked. And the presentation of this project as an extraordinary residential place was childish and megalomaniac and a complete waste of money. I am glad it has failed so far; and I think it will never be completed.

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Lofoten Islands, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
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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