Palm Islands construction, Dubai
Luxury island construction, Dubai. Ikonos satellite image of an artificial palm tree-shaped island created in the Persian Gulf, off the coast of Dubai. This is the Jumeirah Palm resort. It is one of two artificial islands (the Palm Islands). The project started in May 2002; this image was taken on 9 June 2004. 200 million cubic metres of sand have been used to create 120 kilometres of shoreline for over 60 hotels, 5000 luxury villas and apartments, marinas, dive sites, restaurants and shopping malls. Construction on the Jumeirah Palm is expected to be completed by early 2006. Dubai is in the United Arab Emirates.
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Downtown Dubai and the Arabic Couple Statue (Together by Lufti Romein), Dubai
Downtown Dubai and the Arabic Couple Statue (Together by Lufti Romein), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Burj al Arab. Opened in 1999, the Burj al-Arab(Tower of the Arabs) is 321 meters high and is theworld's tallest hotel. It is built on anartificial island in the Persian Gulf. Thebuilding resembles a dhow, a type of regionalvessel, and has been strategically positioned sothat no shadow falls on the surrounding beach. Thehotel is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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