The World in Dubai

15 March 2017 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture, Dubai Reading Time:  10 minutes

© NASA

© NASA

The World or The World Islands is an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a world map, located in the waters of the Persian Gulf, 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The World islands are composed mainly of sand dredged from Dubai’s shallow coastal waters, and are one of several artificial island developments in Dubai. The World’s developer is Nakheel Properties, and the project was originally conceived by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai.   read more…

The floating private residence The World

1 June 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month Reading Time:  7 minutes

The World in Monaco © Bahnfrend/cc-by-sa-3.0

The World in Monaco © Bahnfrend/cc-by-sa-3.0

The World is a cruise ship serving as a residential community owned by its residents. The residents, from about 40 different countries, live on board as the ship travels the globe—staying in most ports from 2 to 5 days. Some residents live on board full time while others visit periodically throughout the year. It is operated by ResidenSea, headquartered in Miramar, Florida.   read more…

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