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The World

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #131 of 197 attractions in Dubai
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Islands
Description: Three hundred man-made islands in the shape of the world created as a real estate venture.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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490 reviews 490 reviews
265 attraction reviews
984 helpful votes 984 helpful votes
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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236 reviews 236 reviews
72 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Vila Nogueira de Azeitão, Setúbal, Portugal
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I not recommend. For me is another project to show the grandeur of Dubai, however still without no use, unless the visual look from air.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

An absolutely fantastic achievement but also a total failure. Say Ubai from a helicopter and on a clear day it. Remarkable, just a pity it has never sold. Only has one show house

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Dubai
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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I remember seeing this being built back in 2010 on a Piers Morgan special where two British Expats were planning to drop a cool $15 mil to put some villas on GB island. Guess it never took off. This could be a very cool idea if the price tag weren't so hefty. I can visualize, personally, a company taking ownership... More

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The best views we had of the World Island was from the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa. Still the fog made it a little difficult to see. It wasn't the easiest thing to make out as a world globe, but it definitely is a man-made wonder.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Nothing to look here, worth a view if you are on a Plane heading over the area. Has semblance of the The World, but is deserted except for one island which I believe is a private one. Not worth spending money to view this.

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