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Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This attraction is at Dubai Airport

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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It simply shows you that without the proper planning Mother Nature takes back what was to be a great project!

The World Islands is a project a few kilometers off the Dubai shoreline. I had the opportunity to sail out to The World Islands in 2008 and it was very impressive at that time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Damascus, Syria
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Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The World Islands is a project a few kilometers off the Dubai shoreline. I had the opportunity to sail out to The World Islands in 2008 and it was very impressive at that time, but you could see then the sea was eroding the man-made islands at an alarming rate. On most every flight into and out of Dubai International... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Seen from above, the project seems to remain unfinished and even gradually disappearing in the sea again. Wonder if this ambitious plan will prove to be a bridge too far.

Thank Peter D
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Dubai World Islands are an amazing man-made project, though you can't freely visit, and they are still unfinished. I was lucky to fly straight overhead on a recent business trip, and whilst there isn't much to see, they are a spectacular feat of man-made engineering!

Thank 923Dan
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It is really an amazing project which not completed yet in Dubai where those islands for world continents.

Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

第一次來到杜拜機場轉機,覺得很棒。設備很好,空間寬敞、雖然無線網路很摳,只給一小時,但是還可以連Dubai international hotel free wifi,這就不會有時間限制!下次來杜拜,一定要入境去走走!

Thank guesswell
Silkeborg, Danmark
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

the place is almost empty with only one beach club, almost nothing to see. Unless it is from an airplane, then the view is ok.

Thank Maira990
Isle of Wight, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

You can only appreciate what is trying to be achieved here from the air, so if you get a glimpse from you flight on arrival count yourself lucky, if not wait till you leave. If you don't see it then don't beat yourself up you haven't missed anything. At the moment it isn't a wonder its a whim and may... More 

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Can only really see from the burj out to see. One of the Amazing engineering feat that has been achieved over in dubai

Thank Caroline R
Mugnano di Napoli, Italy
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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

I love emirets ...Venice to Dubai ....Dubai to dhaka ..so nice flight ...nice flight from venic to dubai

Thank Roberto M
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

This is a spectacle to watch from the sky. One can easily understand the hard work, effort and efficiency employed into achieving this.

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