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Old May 23rd, 2004, 04:30 PM   #1
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#PROJECT: THE WORLD

Artiifical Island Project
NAME: THE WORLD
NUMBER OF ISLAND:
SIZE:17,396 m2
START DATE
END DATE: July 2007

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So started this one will add the details later tomorrow
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No roads will link World islands to ensure privacy



Nakheel does not plan to connect any of the 300 islands that form part of its huge The World development off the coast of Dubai, neither to each other nor to the mainland.

When complete, each island will range from 25 000 to 90 000 m2 in size, with 50 to 100 metres of water between each island. To further enhance the privacy of these exclusive islands, the only mode of transport to them will be via water.

Officials said work is progressing on schedule with the American continent to be the next to emerge from the waters.
Construction Week had reported in its 13th March issue that the island representing the UAE was the first to emerge in the development.

The two-stage reclamation and infrastructure development worth US $2 billion is located four kilometres offshore from Dubai, at a point halfway between The Palm Jumeirah and Port Rashid.

“I was pleasantly surprised, when on my way to attend the Formula 1 in Bahrain, I could see at least four to five is lands above the water at various locations,” Wahid Attalla, Nakheel executive director for commercial and operation, told Construction Week.

Work is also progressing on bringing up the two outer breakwaters, according to the top company official.

“In addition to the UAE island, work is progressing rapidly on the islands of North America, South America and the footprints of the two protective breakwaters,” said Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Nakheel chairman.

After less than six months of construction, the island representing the UAE broke surface. The island has been reclaimed to a depth of 14 metres below the water’s surface, and will continue to develop to three metres above the water over the coming months as dredging work continues.

The UAE island will ultimately cover a total land area of 17,396 m2. It will have a circumference of 501 metres and a landmass of 600 000 m3.

“With several million cubic metres of sand and rock having already been placed, the entire development has clearly begun to take shape,” said bin Sulayem.

“The World has captured the imagination of anyone who has come to know of this hugely ambitious project. We have set ourselves a challenging set of deadlines, but we are well on course to meet these. The breaking of the surface is another important milestone in the development of this unique project,” the Nakheel chairman pointed out.

The design of the entire project incorporates two protective breakwaters on the outer perimeters to provide shelter from long and cross-shore waves. The outer breakwater will be a submerged reef and the inner breakwater will be above water. Extensive testing of the breakwaters design has taken place in one of the world’s leading hydraulics laboratories in Delft, The Netherlands.

The breakwaters are also expected to attract and provide shelter for a wealth of marine life.

Positioned to be Dubai’s most exclusive property development yet, The World will consist of some 300 islands strategically positioned to form the shape of the world map. Investors in the islands will have the option of utilising them for private or commercial use.

“Many Middle Eastern and international investors have already expressed interest in buying the islands. The iconic nature of the project has obviously proved appealing to these investors who are proposing a vast range of development concepts for the individual islands. The ideas encompass anything from a private estate to marinas, boutique hotels, leisure facilities and more,” said bin Sulayem.

According to Nakheel, the land and infrastructure only will be sold to investors and then it will be their responsibility to construct the buildings, as they require on their islands under Nakheel’s supervision.

Construction of the islands is expected to take two years and then the infrastructure will be put into place, before Nakheel hands the land over to the investors to develop.

The contract to construct ‘The World’ project has been awarded to Van Oord ACZ, a Dutch dredging and marine company.

The depth of the seabed at the location varies between 11-16 metres. Once completed, the development will comprise of 25 million tonnes of rock and 200 million m3 of sand.

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Two breakwaters to protect The World from the waves



The World uses two breakwaters to protect its islands from the sea. Reclamation works, running at the US $3 billion The World, are different from what the developer Nakheel carried out for the two Palm islands.

“The breakwater is fundamentally different from the Palm,” says Saeed Ahmed Saeed, managing director for projects at Nakheel.

The two breakwaters on the outer perimeters will provide shelter from long and cross-shore waves. The outer breakwater will be a submerged reef and the inner will be 3 m above water. Extensive testing of the breakwaters design has taken place in one of the world’s leading hydraulics laboratories in Delft, The Netherlands.

The breakwaters are also expected to attract a wealth of marine life. It will use 35 million tons of rock and will be 140 m wide.

The distance from the breakwater to the closest island will be some 250 m. “This is so designed that in the peak season, the waves could flow over the breakwater and dissipate by the time they reach the nearest island,” Saeed pointed out.
The other major difference is simply that of scale. “The World is three times larger than the Palm, where we needed 100 million m3 of earth for reclamation. In The World, we will require 300 million m3,” says Saeed.

The World has several other variations, indicating that the developer has fine-tuned the project from the experience gained in the building of the Palms.

He said work on the World started late last year and is scheduled to finish by July 2007. So far 50 million m3 of land has been reclaimed. Unlike the Palms, where the breakwater was built first, The World is witnessing simultaneous building of islands and the protecting breakwater.

Saeed said after less than six months, the island representing the UAE was the first to break the surface of the Gulf. This island has been reclaimed to a depth of minus 14 m, and is currently at its final elevation of 3 m above the water. In addition to the UAE, work is progressing rapidly on the islands of North America and Asia, which have also recently broken the sea’s surface.

Meanwhile, Nakheel chairman, Sultan bin Sulayem, said the company did not do any advance sales of the islands. “We received hundreds of applications, but we have not taken any cheques as deposits or made any reservations,” he said when asked by Construction Week.

The developer released the islands for sale during the recent Arabian Travel Market. Rates ranged from Dhs180, Dhs225, Dhs275 and Dhs300 per square feet depending on the location, size and nearness to the open sea. Per island rates varied from Dhs23 million to Dhs135 million. The World comprises 300 islands and was unveiled on 21st September 2003.

“The Palm put Dubai on the map and now The World is putting the map on Dubai,” said Sulayem. “The World follows a very exclusive blueprint of the ultimate status symbol, forming an island sanctuary where the privileged few can stake claim to their own version of paradise, and I am delighted that Nakheel is giving the most imaginative investment dreams the room to be realised with the unveiling of The World island prices,” said bin Sulayem.

“We are sure to find 300 people. But The World is part of a strategic vision for Dubai; and we are not selling to just anyone who comes along with a cheque. We are vetting the applications. There are zoning requirements and we need to know what use the property will be put to,” said Wahid Attalla, Nakheel’s executive director for commercial and operations.

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UAE island is the first to emerge from 'The World'


The World is beginning to emerge from the sea just off the coast of Dubai in the Arab Gulf

And the first island to emerge from the waters is the one that is in the shape of the United Arab Emirates, according to Wahid Attalla, executive director for commercial and operations at developers, Nakheel.

“The UAE is already out. It was the first one to come up, I saw it only yesterday,” Attalla told Construction Week.

Meanwhile, Nakheel chairman, Sultan bin Sulayem, told the weekly newspaper that Nakheel is the probably the world’s largest property developer in terms of both the scale and uniqueness of its projects as also in terms of the size of money it is spending on developing those projects.

“Nakheel is among the largest property companies in the world. None other has the kind of projects we are developing. Altogether, we are spending US $12 billion on various projects,” bin Sulayem said.

Asked if the projects had any government funding, the Nakheel chairman gave a firm no. “We, at Nakheel, are committed to finance our projects. The government is not financing them. We have a combination of in-house funds, revenues from sales and local and international bank finance,” bin Sulayem said.

Asked if Nakheel was planning projects overseas, the company chairman said: “How can I think of a project outside, when I’m so busy with what we have”.

Declining to talk about future projects, bin Sulayem, however, said: “I hear of hundreds of ideas, some good and some not. We study them and if any is good, we work on it. We do not announce projects before we finalise them, because we do not want to say we will do something and then not do it.”

The Nakheel chairman said some 26% of reclamation work on Palm Jebel Ali has been completed and more than 70% of the work that is underwater, has been done as can be seen from aerial photographs.

He expected the larger Palm to take about one year to take the shape Palm Jumeirah is in at present.

Asked how sales were going for properties on Palm Jebel Ali, bin Sulayem said about 90% of the island has been sold.
Saleh Al Selmi, vice-chairman and general manager of Kuwait-based International Financial Advisors, backed the statement. He told Construction Week, that the group has committed $800 million to the Palms.

The Nakheel chairman said prices in Palm Jebel Ali were 10% higher, but not because of the rise in raw material prices. “We are aware of the steel price increase. We may not profit as much as we expected, but we will not lose money either.”

He said Nakheel has not started sales on The World as yet. “We have not sold anything in The World. Hopefully, we shall start at the Arabian Travel Market. As yet, I know how much the land will cost us, but we are working on other costs such as electricity, drainage, water etc. When I know that, we will put a price to it,” bin Sulayem said.

Asked if the Palms were sinking, bin Sulayem denied this and criticised rumour mills saying: “There is lot of talk, but that doesn’t make it true. These are the same people who said the Burj Al Arab was sinking.”

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So yep this one moving alone and now has offical thread
I will get around to all project and geting the older threads in order soon
so if you got any images of things to say ! Well then do it here !
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Some pics from the Nakheel website:



















I hope people who buy a house on the island with two other houses like their neighbours.. there's no running away.

I wonder how in the night picture of all the islands, everything can be seen. Will their force people to switch on lights all around the island? What is someone didn't want to waste electricity or doesn't want all the lights on?

That castle thing reminds me of Lord of the Far Island novel. I don't think it suits the weather and area. It's too European-looking. What will be inside it? If they want to build something like this, then I suggest they take over Koenig Ludwig II's unfinished proposal for his 4th magnificent castle, Falkenstein, in Bavaria.

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i also wondered how the shape of each island can be clearly seen at night, when i was on the nakheel website for the first time. maybe each island will be surrounded by lights and the other lights on each island illuminate it. but it will never be so clear as it is on the picture.

but the view from out of space (or even from the top of burj dubai) at dusk over both palm islands and the world must be very impressive!
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Images takne fromt the Sales office near the Palm
Also just a question have people thought about how all the service ( water gas ) are going to be connected ?


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An anonymous buyer has bought Bahrain for USD6.6m, one of the countries forming a project called The World being built 5km off the coast of Dubai. This is a manmade archipelago of 223 islands that are assembled to form the shape of a map of the world.
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Rod Stewart reportidly bough the Great Britan island for GBP 18 million
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 03:55 PM   #15
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i know thats a huge ammount
if you could what would you have one which would it be and plans
( hmm mabey this is good topic for its own thread )
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if possible i would buy golfcourse island. as i play golf it would be heaven on earth if you had one for your own!

nobody disturbing and what an impressing tranquility!!! that would be great!!!
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As I was driving today, I wondered.. would the UAE island in the World Islands project have two small Palm Islands and a small World Islands off its coast as a replica of the real UAE?

And if it did have a replica of the World Islands, would those also have another smaller replica off the UAE coast and so on? How many World Islands replicas would they be able to make?
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LOL right down till it fit in your hand !
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I don't really like this project, it takes up too much space i don't like the idea of being isolated from the city. do you have to go back inland to go shopping? at least I would of had different styles of architecture for each house like african style in the africa part, chinese in china and so on, like internatipnal city
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every island will get the architecture and landscape of the counry it represents!
concerning shopping facilities, i don't know, but there must be a shopping center, maybe all the retail, shopping, business,... facilities will be located on the bow around the project.

it will be not too far away from old downtown deira, bur dubai! it's even a longer way, if you're living in jumeirah!

does somebody know where the main entrance will be??
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