Sheikh Mohammad, the ruler of Dubai, anounced the World Island project in May of 2003. Work commenced quickly and only 3 months later the heavy machinery was out at sea. The dredging work continued and the man made island started to appear slowly. 2008 was a break through year for the islands and 60% of the properties were sold out. Interestingly, the same year the final touches were put on the island and all work was complete. To date, no homes have yet been built on the island.
Things to See on The World Islands Dubai
- The islands themselves are a miracle of human ingenuity and a boat tour around the man made archipelago is a great experience.
- Two islands that are in the works and are under construction are the OQYANA World First and the Irish themed island.
- The Royal Island Beach Club is the only operational resort on The World Islands.
The World Islands are a mixed use development so are open all the time to allow residents to move around. The different hotels and venues located in the development have their own timings.
How to Contact The World Islands
Th best way to get in touch is to speak with the developers of the projects: Nakheel.
Telephone: +971 4 390 3333
Fax: +971 4 390 3314
Off the coast of Dubai
How to Get to The World Islands Dubai
There are no metro or bus stops to the islands. The best way to reach the location is by rented or chartered boat.