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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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Only way to see is from the top

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia

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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brisbane, Australia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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18 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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197 reviews 197 reviews
78 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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633 reviews 633 reviews
333 attraction reviews
1,143 helpful votes 1,143 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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307 reviews 307 reviews
90 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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