IKONOS Satellite Image (1 m) – Palm Jumeirah Island Construction
Palm Islands, Dubai, UAE
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Palm islands construction project helped engineering companies organize, plan and monitor Dubai’s number one tourist destination. The three large man-made resort islands (Jumeirah, Jebel Ali and Deira) are built on the shorelines of Dubai, UAE which added 520 km of beaches to the city.
Two of the islands are designed in the shape of a date palm tree and the most current project, island Deira will shaped in a corniche which is estimated to be completed by 2015. The islands are artificial peninsulas constructed of sand dredged from the bottom of the Arabian Gulf which is sprayed by dredging onto the required area in a process known as rainbowing due to the way the sand arcs when sprayed. The outer edge of each Palm’s encircling crescent is a large rock to breakwater.
The island supports luxury hotels, freehold residential villas, unique water homes, shoreline apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities, health spas, cinemas and various diving sites.