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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 saw this place during my transit at dubai international airport. These are sand islands and not fully developed.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I saw this place during my transit at dubai international airport. These are sand islands and not fully developed.

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Dubai
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

i bought a voucher for a 2 way cruise to the island in the evening so we can have dinner there - it has been an awful experience - i was told we will leave dubai at 7pm so we can see the sun set on the way - at 7pm it was already dark - the organiser is called... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 802 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It's not been as successful as Dubai had hoped. They have started building some villas on some of the countries but it's nowhere near finished. Credit crunch obviously affected this project. I will come back and visit again when a bit more developed. Excellent view of it as our emirates came in to land. Great idea..... Let's hope it works... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I didn't find what I was expecting, very small sandy Islands and only few of them are developed yet,and we went for iftar party and that was kind of worst iftar food...returned Not very happy....

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Aside from a show villa, nothing much happening there. A series of sand heaps sticking out of the (shallow) sea with a big sea wall around it. I used to sals in the area and have often made the trip around the world (sic). Its empty alright...

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Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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 206 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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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, France
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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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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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