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Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the tallest tower of them all? Very soon the answer will be “Burj Dubai”. Burj Dubai is an Arabic word which means "Dubai Tower" when translated to English. This soon to be the tallest man made structure in the world is currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ...

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The Palm Islands Dubai

The Palm Islands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, have been named by some as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” The Palm Islands, also known as “The Palm Dubai” or simply “The Palms” are currently the worlds three largest manmade islands. These islands are being constructed at the request of Said Khalil to increase the tourism traffic to Dubai. The idea for the Palm Islands was first introduced in May 2002 to increase tourism traffic by adding 72 miles of shoreline to the small amount already held by Dubai.


The two Palm Islands, the Palm Jumeirah and the Palm Jebel Ali, are actually a series of smaller islands. Both will be built in the shape of a date palm tree with a trunk and 17 fronds and will also be surrounded by a crescent island that was created to minimize the erosion from the sea. All together, the islands will boast more than 60 5-star hotels, 4000 residential villas, 1000 water homes, 5000 shoreline apartments, marinas, water parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities and other retail establishments.

A project of this magnitude cannot just be thought up and come to fruition in a short period of time. This project took four years of planning and feasibility studies in the area before being begun. The studies included specific studies to ensure that the construction of these islands would not disrupt the environment including the ecosystems of underwater life found there.

The first stage of construction is the breakwater, or barrier island. This island is the crescent that will surround the actual palm shaped island. To construct this island, many rocks were hauled to the site of construction from the mainland to create the base for the barrier. These heavy rocks that were blasted from the mountainous region will help to ensure no erosion will take place on the palm islands nestled inside the crescent. As with the construction of all of the islands, both exterior and palm, sand was dredged from the sea and re-deposited into the desired shapes to create the islands.

The Palm Jumeirah island is primarily a retreat and residential island. Although it will contain a few hotels and other retail establishments, its main purpose is for homes and apartments. Most everything on this island is on the beach, and the island is connected to the mainland with a large bridge. The construction of Palm Jumeirah began in June of 2001 and continued for almost five years.

The Palm Jebel Ali has been classified as more of an entertainment district for adults and children alike. This island is approximately 50% larger than the original Palm Island, Palm Jumeirah, and includes six marinas, a “Sea Village” a water park and homes built in the water between the crescents. These homes are special homes built on stilts. Construction began on Palm Jebel Ali in October of 2002 and is expected to be complete in late 2007.

Plans for The Palm Deira were announced in October 2004 by the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This island is to be the larges of the three man made islands known as the Palm Islands. It is to consist of residential property, marinas, retail establishments, entertainment venues and many other possibilities. This island will consist of 41 fronds which will house the residential areas of the island. This island will be located off the cost of the Deira beach area of Dubai and will offer many more miles of shoreline for sale.

Owning property in Dubai is not as difficult as one may think. All real estate owners and their immediate family can obtain renewable Visas from Dubai. There are currently Palm Properties for sale in many areas.

The Palm Islands Dubai

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Appointed by Nakheel, the developers of The Palm, are an integrated real-estate firm that specializes in the acquisition, development, marketing and sale of exclusive properties worldwide. They have made a long standing commitment to offering the highest quality life-styles in real estate developments and, in order to do so, have associated themselves with the most prestigious addresses in exotic destinations around the globe.

Some interesting facts about The Palm

  • » Due to its immense scale and unique shape, The Palm, Jumeirah and The Palm, Jebel Ali are visible from space with the naked eye.
  • » The creation and development of The Palm is an unparalleled feat of design and engineering. The Palm is destined to be like no other place on earth.
  • » The brilliance of The Palm is both in its tribute to the date palm tree, referred to as 'bride of orchard', and in its ideal geometry for creating maximum beach frontage.
  • » Each island will add 60 kilometres of shoreline to Dubai, increasing the UAE's beachfront by an extraordinary 166%.
  • » Rocks weighing a total of 7 million metre cubed (per island) are being brought in from sixteen different quarries throughout the United Arab Emirates.
  • » The Palm comprises approximately 100 million cubic metres of sand and rock.
  • » If all the fill materials used to build one Palm island were placed end to end, a wall two meters high and half a metre thick could circle the world three times.
  • » Dredges play a prominent role in building The Palm. Sand is first dropped into place and piled at a specific angle of repose, ensuring it will hold its place.
  • » After the initial dumping of sand, a dredger brings the sand level to the surface with a process called "rainbowing", which literally sprays the sand into proper position.
  • » The Crescent surrounds the island and acts as a breakwater - able to withstand a 4m wave. It is built from the bottom up, beginning with the sand, geotextile fiber, small rocks, and then medium sized rocks, once above water.
  • » Expert Divers examine rock placement underwater to ensure correct positioning. Divers are also used to review placement of geotextile.
  • » Over 100 studies from transportation, marina design and water supply to technology and civil works have been completed to assess and ensure The Palm's feasibility.
  • » Where do all the trees that the islands will require come from? Over 12,000 Palm trees will be grown on a nursery in Jumeirah, Dubai.
  • » From crabs to shell fish, reefs, coral and rocks, the Arabian Gulf is full of marine life. The Palm will help stimulate its development by adding nutrient rich materials. Residents and visitors will delight in snorkelling, scuba and diving in this rich resource.