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The World (archipelago)
The World is an archipelago of artificial islands, shaped like the continents of the Earth, being constructed off the coast of Dubai. The project is inspired by the artificial Palm Islands also being built in Dubai. The World will consist of 250 to 300 smaller private artifical islands divided into four categories - private homes, estate homes, dream resorts, and community islands.
Each island ranges from 250,000 to 900,000 square feet (23 226m² to 83 613m²) in size, with 50 to 100 metres of water between each island. The development covers an area of 9 kilometers in length and 6 kilometers in width, surrounded by an oval breakwater. The only means of transportation between the islands will be by boat.
It is built, and is owned, by Al Nakheel Properties (Nakheel Corp )
The World is sometimes mistakenly referred to as The Palm World.
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