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The Palm, Jebel Ali under construction, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

June 25th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

The Palm, Jebel Ali began construction in October 2002 and is expected to be completed in late 2007. It is intended to be a tranquil place of rest, once both have been completed it will be encircled by the Dubai Waterfront project, which is a series of islands which make up a curve of diminishing width which reaches around The Palm, Jebel Ali. It includes boardwalks that circle the 'fronds' of the 'palm' and spell out an Arabic poem by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum:

Take wisdom from the wise

It takes a man of vision to write on water

Not everyone who rides a horse is a jockey

Great men rise to greater challenges

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Satellite photo of another palm island - Jumeirah

The Palm Islands in Dubai are the three largest artificial islands in the world, being constructed by Al Nakheel Properties in the United Arab Emirates. Each settlement will be in the shape of a palm tree topped with a crescent and will have residential communities and resorts built upon them. It is possible to make these islands due to the wide continental shelf off the Dubai coast and the relatively shallow depth of the Persian Gulf.

Islands:

- The Palm, Jumeirach - you can see whole island on the satellite photo

- The Palm, Jebel Ali under construction

- The Palm, Deira - unavailable on satellite photos

(Source: Wikipedia)

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