The World or World Islands is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands constructed in the shape of a world map,located four kilometers off the coast of Dubai, UAE.
|World Island in Dubai|
Its construction started in 2003 and was opened to the public in 2008. The overall cost of the project was estimated at 14 billion USD. Each island in the archipelago ranges from about 14,000 m² (150,000 square feet) to 42,000 m².