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• Al Nakheel Properties are working on a Dubai island project that will consist of between 250 and 300 islands shaped like the continents of the world - The Dubai World Islands. The islands will have private homes, estate homes, resorts and community islands. Each will range from 250,000 to 900,000 square feet in size,
Bird’s Eye View of World Islands-Dubai
Dubai's desert landscape is transforming itself into the tourist capital of Earth, and the location of the most audacious reclaimed land project to date. From the depths of the Arabian Gulf, 300 new islands are
Islands at the coast of Dubai
• Since the project's commencement, there have been many unconfirmed reports of celebrities who have purchased, or intend to purchase, an island. • At the end of March 2006, Richard Branson appeared at a media conference on the "Great Britain" island; however this was to announce direct London–Dubai flights by Virgin Atlantic, and was not related to his investing in any of the islands. • Fijian golfer Vijay Singh has been linked to
• On October 24, 2006 Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher would have been presented with one of the islands by Dubai’s Crown Prince General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on the occasion of his final Grand Prix, in Brazil. Schumacher's manager Willi Weber suggested, "Perhaps he'll build a kart racing track on [the island]." • British celebrities Rod Stewart and David Beckham have also been rumoured to have bought into this project, but neither of these have been confirmed. Beckham does however own a villa on the nearby