Why Dubai's Man-Made Islands Are Still Empty

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In 2003, the construction of the multi-billion dollar investment project “The World” was announced. The man-made archipelago shaped like a map of the earth was planned to feature luxurious houses and tourist-resorts located all within just a short boat ride from Dubai. But today, more than 10 years after the completion of these islands, there is hardly anything built on them. What happened here?

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  • Cant be asked to watch full vid😂 anyone care to summarise the reason?

    A1ThaKing415A1ThaKing41525 dakika önce
  • "A fool and his money will quickly become departed"

    Richard HaydukRichard HaydukSaatler önce
  • That money could had been used inland

    DerkerDerkerSaatler önce
  • The laws in Dubai are too strict. I'd rather go to Monaco or Vegas to have fun or invest in property.

    D.S.D.S.Saatler önce
  • Stupid Dubai I mean the King sort of

    DerkerDerkerSaatler önce
  • Why Dubai Man-Made Islands are still Empty? Keyword: Man-Made Construction is really destruction when you think about. Think about the process it takes to prepare an area for 'construction'. From building skyscrapers to subdivisions, the ecosystem is always compromised and neglected.

    Xander TrollhunterXander Trollhunter2 saatler önce
  • Dubai has no oil, It’s rich because of the businesses going on in this country. It’s the safe heaven. It’s Netherland of Middle East. Liquor is legal, you can smoke weed, You can see strip clubs, You pay less tax here. Emirati people are down to earth, Yes! It’s a monarch but the leadership is the finest than communists or the democracy. Dubai is all about business and not oil. It’s the place for the creative minds in the world, It’s the place for tourists to feel safe, Laws are not strict like other Islamic countries, Dubai is Dubai, It’s the most peaceful place you will ever see.

    Just ChaosJust Chaos3 saatler önce
  • *"* *It's* *free* *real* *estate* *"*

    carmelo rosariocarmelo rosario3 saatler önce
  • Everyone: Global Warming Me: Tides

    Emre VuralEmre Vural4 saatler önce
  • Lowkey this looked pretty cool tbh

    YouYouMoreYouYouMore5 saatler önce
  • I think the history will repeat itself, This could be the new atlantis.

    Kid MoralesKid Morales5 saatler önce
  • Star of islam?? Lol. Images are forbidden. Please . The world has truly gone 😠 mad.

    Jennifer 6stringsJennifer 6strings5 saatler önce
  • Feels similar to my animal crossing island. Made it flat and nothing developed for it yet.

    stephen khieustephen khieu6 saatler önce
  • Until they get a grip on pointy sticks and fire, an island is a bit out of reach.

    TheDogPaTheDogPa7 saatler önce
  • Comments here are hilarious. UAE, Qatar have completed successful projects and buildings that the western world can only dream off. That's why the whole world goes there for tourism. One un-successful project is nothing.

    Ajaz AhmedAjaz Ahmed7 saatler önce
  • Imagine all that money spent on marine ecology instead

    Vincent SimbolVincent Simbol7 saatler önce
  • "And you did this for ...what"

    shawn tootsieshawn tootsie7 saatler önce
  • Dubai: let's make a man made Island Climate change: ....

    MAC TVMAC TV8 saatler önce
  • Soo many probably destroyed corals

    Axel SonzaAxel Sonza8 saatler önce
  • Can wait for a tsunami to destroy the whole thing.

    no oneno one8 saatler önce
  • Lmaoo the shift from ‘Atlanta rising’ to ‘Dubai faces financial crisis’ 😭🤣 I laughed

    Ramen SellerRamen Seller8 saatler önce
  • Climate change will sink those to Atlantis

    Crystal KCrystal K8 saatler önce
  • It's Priyanka Yes pinki from India Unboxing atlantis

    The yKEENSThe yKEENS8 saatler önce
  • Japan - understated, elegant, minimal, timeless, organic design elements. Aspirations to high art. Dubai - gaudy, obnoxious, trendy, hectic mishmash. Aspirations to comic books. There IS a difference between wealth and just being rich: It's called class.

    J.P. WickJ.P. Wick9 saatler önce
  • It’s like the ridiculous whims of rich people are in total opposition with what’s best for the earth, er something. Who knew?🤷🏼‍♀️

    LizabethyoLizabethyo10 saatler önce
  • No sewage or water supply? DUH! Nobody wants to build there.

    chipmunktubetopchipmunktubetop10 saatler önce
  • Bawry Kwipke says hwi

    gwynnbleiddddgwynnbleidddd10 saatler önce
  • Man-made Islands are only one earthquake away from disappearing.

    Scott WScott W10 saatler önce
  • I wonder what percentage of this city was paid for with suffering

    Mike FMike F10 saatler önce
  • Because its fake

    Elemen OpiElemen Opi11 saatler önce
  • That is to much

    Rebcca PenggaRebcca Pengga11 saatler önce
  • What a waste of money and resources. Think of how many families, schools & transportation needs that money could have supported!

    J. W.J. W.11 saatler önce
  • Coronavirus killed Dubai

    muller mullermuller muller12 saatler önce
  • No sleepless nights but good for a laugh.

    Michael StevensMichael Stevens12 saatler önce
  • Dubai: No. 1 'Best City in the Middle East and Africa'

    ZONE ZONAZONE ZONA12 saatler önce
  • So much for playing God hey 👀👀

    TheSimsCommunityTheSimsCommunity12 saatler önce
  • in Indonesia there are thousands of islands that are still uninhabited

    Anang PurwokoAnang Purwoko12 saatler önce
    • I’m pretty sure Indonesia isn’t man made

      YouYouMoreYouYouMore5 saatler önce
  • Imagine a tsunami hits these islands OMFG I HOPE NOT

    Lawrence YeeLawrence Yee12 saatler önce
  • This has to be created and owen by aliens

    anishah marajanishah maraj12 saatler önce
  • It reminds me of that childrens song we used to sing as kids in church about the wise man building his house upon a rock and the foolish man building his house upon the sand.

    Brenda RobertsBrenda Roberts12 saatler önce
  • Dubai is just Minecraft in creative

    GoobiGoobi13 saatler önce
  • Palm Jumeirah is honestly beautiful and stupidly expensive

    n cn c14 saatler önce
  • dubai looks so bad

    stronk dogstronk dog14 saatler önce
  • Anyone else think this guy kinda talks like a baby?

    Lee AndersonLee Anderson15 saatler önce
  • People buy islands to hide their underage sex parties. Having them so close together kind of defeats the purpose.

    Binaural Beats MasterBinaural Beats Master15 saatler önce
  • 🇧🇷

    Maiza NeriMaiza Neri15 saatler önce
  • Building the world while their women weren’t even allowed to drive let alone have an opinion

    Samy MaskellSamy Maskell16 saatler önce
  • Hey its time for a holiday! Lets go to a desert city where its 45C and enjoy the extreme islam!

    Kokosh BrzaKokosh Brza18 saatler önce
  • What in the WORLD!!!

    Maxine’s PerspectiveMaxine’s Perspective18 saatler önce
  • where does all the crap go no sewage system

    John CochraneJohn Cochrane19 saatler önce
  • apparently thousands of poeple die construction deaths they are treated like shit

    John CochraneJohn Cochrane19 saatler önce
  • massive fragile male ego .....

    John CochraneJohn Cochrane19 saatler önce
  • Booj Khalifa... Univearth.

    P V QP V Q19 saatler önce
  • somome told me its the worst place ever fake full of shit too much macho shit ...is this true

    John CochraneJohn Cochrane19 saatler önce
  • It feels eerie... a manmade island called "The World." There's a point in success where humans feel greater than God/Allah/The Universe. Such projects are doomed from conception.

    Janet NjauJanet Njau19 saatler önce
  • Fine. I’ll watch this video.

    THE PMCTHE PMC20 saatler önce
  • Dubai looks like such a mess. It's just a bunch of massive weird stuff strewn all over the place, just for the sake of being there, just because they can afford to build it, with no consideration for anything else around.

    Bronisław KunczyńskiBronisław Kunczyński20 saatler önce
  • America produced more crude than the Middle East.

    Martin KingMartin King21 saatler önce
    • Ok

      YouYouMoreYouYouMore5 saatler önce
  • I see what they tried to do here. It's possible just maybe not in this lifetime.

    Marcella AlvaradoMarcella Alvarado21 saatler önce
  • Only Humans know how to destroy nature..

    Olivia CruzOlivia Cruz21 saatler önce
    • Not necessarily true

      YouYouMoreYouYouMore5 saatler önce
  • iwm gewnewal

    WhatsY0UTUB3WhatsY0UTUB321 saatler önce
  • its still looks so fake, how harder they try.

    Muhamad ArsyadMuhamad Arsyad21 saatler önce
  • But there is a UFC fight island

    Andrew BrooksAndrew Brooks21 saatler önce
  • All they got to do is link them together and create another City, thank me in the future. 👍

    Ivan lIvan l22 saatler önce
    • You mean the world? It’s sinking and it’d cost way too much too do that

      YouYouMoreYouYouMore5 saatler önce
  • That is a butt ugly fake island.

    Floraandfauna BFloraandfauna B23 saatler önce
  • Ugly

    Wayne LucasWayne Lucas23 saatler önce
  • How vain...

    Eduardo TiradoEduardo TiradoGün önce
  • Anuver

    boston flaccoboston flaccoGün önce
  • Is that Priyanka Chopra

    happy thoughts-kenhappy thoughts-kenGün önce
  • Burj Khalifa has now become the largest and not the tallest building in the world. Nice

    isaac_ttkingisaac_ttkingGün önce
Why Dubai's Man-Made Islands Are Still Empty