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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I is for Man-Made Islands

Time for some Wednesday fun! Today, i will share my photos for the iconic and largest man-made island, The Palm Jumeirah.

 Tryin' to get an aerial view. The photo is taken at the 27th floor of Burj Al Arab

The Palm Jumeirah is created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government.

It is in the shape of a palm tree. It consists of a trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11 kilometre long breakwater. The island is 5 kilometres by 5 kilometres and its total area is larger than 800 football pitches. 

The crown is connected to the mainland by a 300-metre bridge and the crescent is connected to the top of the palm by a subsea tunnel. At the tip of the tunnel is the luxury Atlantis The Palm Hotel. There are currently 30 beachfront hotels inside The Palm.

The tip of The Palm. The big structure is the luxury destination, Atlantis The Palm.

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Sh@KiR@ CK said...

There are a lot man made island nowadays all around the world.

Just want to wish you HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Have you a great one!

hugs

shakira

Oscar Wilde-The IRISH Gentleman

ART OF GENEROSITY

Anders og Birgit said...

Incredible :)

jay said...

Wow. I had no idea it even existed! What a wonderful achievement!

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

Roger Owen Green said...

Why does this make me feel just a tad uneasy? Technological marvel, no doubt.

Tumblewords: said...

I remember when this was under construction. Fascinating!

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