Palm Islands

The Palm Islands in Dubai are three large artificial islands, currently being constructed by Al Nakheel Properties. Each settlement will be in the shape of a palm tree topped with a crescent and will have residential communitites and resorts.
  • The Palm, Jumeirah had construction started in June 2001 and was originally expected to be completed in 2008. Its location is approximately 2506′28″N 5508'15"E.
  • The Palm, Jebel Ali was begun in October 2002 and expected completion time is late 2007.
  • The Palm, Deira began construction in November 2004. The Deira Palm is set to be the largest of the three Palms.

The islands will be built by a Dutch company from 80,000,000 m landmass from the approach channel

 

(from wikipedia)