The World in Dubai has 300 islands that sat largely vacant since last ten years. Now, after a decade the construction is once again in progress with more ambitious plans than before.
Kleindienst says the entire development and its 4,000 bedrooms will be completed in time for the Dubai Expo in 2020, which seems impossibly tight, the Guardian reported. The Kleindienst website describes The Heart of Europe as “a first of its kind, breathtaking hospitality development, spanning six of the islands on The World in Dubai, with each island taking inspiration from some of Europe’s most captivating locations.” Swiss chalets, Austrian castles, and Russian palaces are among the plans, according to inhabitat.
According to the Guardian, “it was the most ambitious plan of Dubai’s pre-crash bubble, topping the creation of peninsulas shaped like palm trees and the construction of the tallest building on the planet, dreamed up as the ultimate trophy project to trump them all.”
The DailyMail says: “The World, a 300-island chain laid out in the shape of the world’s continents and made out of sand dredged from the Gulf, has only been partially developed after the lavish project ground to a halt in 2008. But construction work on the sprawling site, surrounded by a 20-mile breakwater, is underway once more with lofty plans afoot for the likes of a ‘Floating Venice’ complete with gondolas and canals, an Ibiza-themed resort and luxurious floating ‘Sea Horse’ hotels costing up to £2.9million.”
The construction of The World Islands or the Community 300 begun in 2003, but halt in 2008 due to the financial crisis – the financial crisis of 2007-2008 that is known as the global financial crisis. The 2008 global financial crisis is considered the worst economic disaster (or the financial crisis) since the Great Depression of 1929.
The World islands are constructed of sand that is dredged from shallow coaster waters in Dubai, the World islands or the Community 300 are artificial islands development in Dubai.
The Time.com reports that the most audacious of all of Dubai’s megaprojects is the collection of reclaimed islands just offshore. The World, an archipelago of islands that forms a world map in miniature; the islands are for sale, so if you can afford it, you can buy a “country” for yourself.