Palm Islands in Dubai are three largest artificial Islands in the world. They were designed and developed by Nakheel Properties. The Islands are named Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira. Palm Islands are called the eighth wonder of the world. This is the second structure built by man, which is visible from space. The Islands were created on behalf of the crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with the aim of increasing the flow of tourists. Each Island houses a large number of centers and facilities. The Islands are located on the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf. They add about 520 kilometers to Dubai's beaches. The Islands are connected with the mainland coastline by a sort of barrel. The Islands are created in the shape of date palms, which are the most revered plants in Islam. Each Palm Island is also topped with a Crescent in accordance with religious traditions. The construction of the Islands began in June 2001. Shortly after this, the advertising campaign of the island Palm Jebel Ali was launched. In 2004, the beginning of construction of the Island Palm Deira, which surpasses Paris by its size, was announced. Collectively, the Islands include more than 60 luxury hotels, 4,000 exclusive residential villas, 1,000 unique water homes, 5,000 shoreline apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities, health spas, cinemas and various dive sites. Dubai authorities expect that by 2020, that about 1,7 million people will live on the Island Palm Jebel Ali.
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