Welcome to The World, a new development by Nakheel that gives your most imaginative investment dreams the room to be realized. A collection of 300 private islands in the shape of continents located off the coast of Dubai, The World reinvents the earth and offers the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity. This is the new shape of opportunity. This is The World.
The World is another visionary project from Nakheel, who with every groundbreaking development realizes the vision of Dubai. The city’s premier development company, Nakheel echos the city’s ambitious rise with a passion and imagination that delivers a portfolio of projects with redefining home, holiday and investment.
The World Islands are a collection of man-made islands shaped into the continents of the world, located off the coast of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It will consist of 300 small private artificial islands divided into four categories – private homes, estate homes, dream resorts, and community islands.
Each island will range from 250,000 to 900,000 square feet (23,226 to 83,613 square meters) in size, with 50 to 100 meters (164 to 328 feet) of water between each island. It will cover a total area of 9 kilometers (5.4 miles) in length and 6 kilometers (3.6 miles) in width, surrounded by an oval-shaped breakwater. The only means of transportation between the islands will be by marine or air transport.
The World Islands will be located 4 kilometers off the shore of Jumeirah, close to the Palm Jumeirah, between Burj Al Arab and Port Rashid at approximately 25 degrees 13 North and 55 degrees 10 East. Each island will be sold to selected private developers and are expected to be priced between US $7 M. – US $1.8 B. Richard Branson recently purchased the island of Great Britain in The World project. The expected completion date of The World is 2008.
The unparalleled opportunities that can be found on The World wouldn’t be complete without absolute peace of mind. While the islands are created for privacy and exclusivity, the thoughtful infrastructure is designed for the safety and convenience of investors, residents and visitors – an infrastructure that allows you to relax and leave the mainland behind.