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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Dubai, UAE, tourism, economy, islands, the world, investment, project, map, explained, why, how, where, how come. understanding, explainer, land reclamation
Runtime: 10:56

Kommentarer

Furio
Furio - 44 minutter siden
Lots of famous people actors etc have actually bought some of those islands, bet they're not happy
Furio
Furio - 45 minutter siden
*wanna launder your millions and run your illegal business, just move to Dubai and reap the benefits*
Furio
Furio - 47 minutter siden
*lmao, I made a bet with someone that this project would fail, seems I was right* (̿▀̿ ̿Ĺ̯̿̿▀̿ ̿)̄
izromi tea
izromi tea - Time siden
About makong ISLAM HOME SELF AS US EACH PERSONAL ,NAWFAL, KING ALI GATIE AND LENA FOR GIVING BLESS AND OUR PILOT AS CRUE ON TOWER CONTROL MR. ATAM BILL CLINTON PRESIDEN AMERICA UNITED STATES, THAT IS HERE AS DAY OFFICER OF OUR UNIVERSE LILIPUTS DISASTER CURE CARING.TOLD ORDERBYOURHOLYKUDISMR.ADA BADDRUDIN.
izromi tea
izromi tea - Time siden
This is THE DES RIPTION FOR US ACTION HAD DOING THIRD, ME AND NAWFAL AND KING ALI GATIE FROM DUBAI.
Coconutman Thai Thai
Coconutman Thai Thai - 2 timer siden
What happens when oil prices fall?. Wala!
Mr Zon
Mr Zon - 3 timer siden
Fake,the island can't even stop time
nina campos
nina campos - 3 timer siden
2000....frrreeey??? 😁 😄 😃
Mikra B
Mikra B - 3 timer siden
Lmfao, what went wrong? Well man made it. Enough said
JBI JBI
JBI JBI - 4 timer siden
Real estate is about location, location and location. It’s just wrong location.
Matlakala Sedibelwana
Matlakala Sedibelwana - 5 timer siden
The islands that don't have core, mantle and crust? Just sand.
Insanity on a whole new level.
Sigmund Sauer
Sigmund Sauer - 6 timer siden
No one wants to pay a kings ransom for a place with no trees, too much heat, and have to get the maid and servants on a boat daily. Just too much trouble.
sun shine time
sun shine time - 9 timer siden
No civilized right minded persons should invest in these islands where migrant workers are treated worse than slaves and made to live in the most horrific conditions.
absoftitanium
absoftitanium - 11 timer siden
They done fuct UP, man!
braulio motus
braulio motus - 11 timer siden
they made a mess. lol
Skyguy
Skyguy - 14 timer siden
Maybe because they're so tiny?
Leave a message
Leave a message - 15 timer siden
WTF, 20 MILLION dollars on a grand opening 😳 🙄🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤮
jim crow
jim crow - 18 timer siden
Like giving unimaginable wealth to children...'What would you do?' ... Build cute islands? Fly to Mars?
Curiosity Level
Curiosity Level - 20 timer siden
Sheikh's make it for themselves when jews will take there whole territory they will have these small island 🏝️ to live hhhhhhh just like palestine.
ahmetepik
ahmetepik - 21 time siden
Becouse it's one of the most idiotic projects in history!.. The wheather is exteremely hot there. The sea temparature is even higher.
Ismail Topa
Ismail Topa - 22 timer siden
Here's the key problem; the word "luxurious"
J.
J. - Dag siden
Why not build giant platforms on bridge pillars that rise 20 or 30 feet above the water?
UKn0w 5aM
UKn0w 5aM - Dag siden
Artificial Islands & money.... Hmmmmm..... Only Jesus knows why!! 🙌🙏
Manal Almasri
Manal Almasri - Dag siden
amazing, unfortunaly now there is corona, so no one can visit
Myles Chernack
Myles Chernack - Dag siden
Take some sand from the dessert lol 😂
Αντώνης Σαρρής
Well what can we really say here? Another bubble that burst.
Switch Dolphin
Switch Dolphin - Dag siden
Z listers, love island rejects,on the run drug dealers, Eurovision runner ups..wags, English footballers is all you ever meet in Dubai.. oh and Irish people.. loads of Irish people.. sweating everywhere
D.
D. - Dag siden
Certainly not a place I'd go for a vacation. If it disrupts nature and natural resources it deserves to fail. Plus I've heard the public rules over their are a tad over the top. No holding hands with your partner in public, not showing to much flesh in public. Only allowed to drink alcohol in your hotel. No thank you! I'll stick to the many beautiful green areas of Europe.
The God Emperor of Mankind
Za Warudo
Ako J
Ako J - Dag siden
But there’s covid .....
Soam Sosah
Soam Sosah - Dag siden
Making these man made islands seems like a huge mistake to me.
jason miller
jason miller - Dag siden
what a waste of taxpayers money furthermore I would never even dream of living on any of those islands these ppl plan and design based on the assumption that won't be a natural disaster, what if there's an earthquake ? or a storm? the islands have already started sinking [ what I would expect ] and there're no houses yet, whoever would really want to invest in a suicidal project as this one doesn't deserve the money that they have
shara30000
shara30000 - Dag siden
'So anyway we'll have a bunch of houses on these islands'
'Ok so where are we building the bridges?'
'...what do you mean?'
'How will people get to work?'
'....huh....'
Ava Porter
Ava Porter - Dag siden
Excellent film and expository. Just thinkin' - all that wealth - and yet, still, there are poor people in the world who don't have clean water. Very unsettling to consider.
Karnan Kashyap
Karnan Kashyap - Dag siden
Being a muslim country, it will collapse soon.
Luís Filipe
Luís Filipe - Dag siden
Dubai is probably one of the most corrupt, morally flawed, inhumane, greedy and superficial places there is on this entire planet.
Qalidurut
Qalidurut - Dag siden
Za warudo
kabul kajate
kabul kajate - Dag siden
trus me they are Can't life save,secure without USA Army guard, like them neigbourh Saudi Arabia they spent lot lot money to pay USA government(America Army guard) protection
Shobhan Paul
Shobhan Paul - Dag siden
Dumb people..when too much money then they want to harm tidal currents and marine life..mean wtf
Empress Atheism
Empress Atheism - Dag siden
Dont mess with nature
Truthmedia Rebel
Truthmedia Rebel - Dag siden
Stupid idea.
Cem Gökcan
Cem Gökcan - Dag siden
Proof of the stupidity of Dubai and Emirates.
Wonder what happens when they are out of oil. They probably start begging tp each country nearby.
bernard pluymers
bernard pluymers - Dag siden
Basically if you buy a house or property on palm island your buying something that dosnt exist...if I were to buy a property on palm island I'd want reassurance of a more permanent property incase of nateral or economical neglect
Glory to God
Glory to God - 2 dager siden
Can you imagine the hard cringe of that investor?
Richard Calalang
Richard Calalang - 2 dager siden
BWAH HA HA HAHHH!!!
Zeeshan Qazafi
Zeeshan Qazafi - 2 dager siden
This is very good idea of Dubai government to convert the reliability of the economy from oil
Anthony W
Anthony W - 2 dager siden
200 years from now: it was aliens
Anthony W
Anthony W - 2 dager siden
Meanwhile they have slavery as well but nobody cares
Anthony W
Anthony W - 2 dager siden
How were they gonna get around with stilts?
Den on
Den on - 2 dager siden
Wouldn't go to Dubai if you paid me.
Supriyanto Maftuh
Supriyanto Maftuh - 2 dager siden
Event had something lost on in the world.
b harty
b harty - 2 dager siden
I don't care how many gold elevators they have over there.. Nobody wants to live in hot and sh----y Dubai...
rek
rek - 4 timer siden
Not to mention, fucking sharia Law.
Raj Shumjka
Raj Shumjka - 9 timer siden
Same with Arizona and other same climates. Being sweaty a minute you come out of the house, no clouds, no rain. NOPE!! 👎🏻
Ximos Trilox
Ximos Trilox - 2 dager siden
Maybe the daily temperatures of 115f?
SoloSailor
SoloSailor - 2 dager siden
Just 0.001% of these types of Rich People's Mistakes would be more money than I would ever need.
Jennifer 6strings
Jennifer 6strings - 2 dager siden
Over grown children WITH TOO MUCH 💸 🤑 💲 CASH.AND NO COMMON SENSE...what do u expect.
Man is KILLING EARTH.
ITS GOING TO SHAG US ALL LIKE FLEAS
Chris
Chris - 2 dager siden
Palm trees? I thought it was the cobra logo from GI Joe.
Aviator13
Aviator13 - 2 dager siden
Its funny how dumb and stupid the aeRATS r. They can't even maintain all this without Asians and Europeans. Its funny to see them 🤣
Rafael Sodre
Rafael Sodre - 2 dager siden
unnecessary loud and annoying intro
Aarav Manju
Aarav Manju - 2 dager siden
Wtf
Deep Singh Choudhary
Deep Singh Choudhary - 2 dager siden
The world is not flat !!
linkeatspie
linkeatspie - 2 dager siden
Ambitious and extravagant but it's pretty cool not gonna lie
Sanjeev M
Sanjeev M - 2 dager siden
Only if he could speak slower 🤦
Anita Dick
Anita Dick - 2 dager siden
How to make your coastline ugly af
BOSS_RUN THEMUFFINMAN
BOSS_RUN THEMUFFINMAN - 2 dager siden
10 years later hardly nothing build, what happened?
Nothing yet, obviously.
Jafar Fareedy
Jafar Fareedy - 2 dager siden
While cruising in high tide we found the fence of the island goes completely under water and big chances of hitting the boats.. They should increase the height of fence for safety.
KC Vandrov
KC Vandrov - 2 dager siden
This is what happens if the people listens to their government.
Deb Talukdar
Deb Talukdar - 2 dager siden
4:25 cringe.
Magatism
Magatism - 2 dager siden
Give them to refugees, they are the only people who will inhibit new lands.
adam i was born in garden of eden
let god make islands and man built house ...dont try to do his work....we are nothing
TakebackTruth
TakebackTruth - 2 dager siden
What happened ? .... a little thing called Life.
Tm.Invasion
Tm.Invasion - 2 dager siden
Dubai is like Real-Life Minecraft Creative mode
soul_brother
soul_brother - 3 dager siden
Dumb foolish projects. Wasted.
STRYKEtv
STRYKEtv - 3 dager siden
Long story short, Dubai got money, but they’re not the brightest
TF Fdz
TF Fdz - 3 dager siden
God sent VOVID to discourage man's greed and stop him from interfering with and changing what The Almighty originally created for man......PLANET EARTH....Its unwise to duplicate what GOD made.....wait for it someday....Tsunami
velona moses
velona moses - 3 dager siden
Great video thank you 👍😎
Qannter Melikov
Qannter Melikov - 3 dager siden
It’s not that expensive as you Americans think it was building these islands. One World Trade Center and Hudson yards in NYC is the same cost to build.
Faizel Adam
Faizel Adam - 3 dager siden
Free Palestine. Wealth of the ummah usurped will never have any baraka.
Faizel Adam
Faizel Adam - 3 dager siden
Man can plan and plot but God has the ultimate plan.
Angel White
Angel White - 3 dager siden
Dubai is one big fail. You can get lots better elsewhere and after covid people want to refind thier self's covid has screwed up the world but has you said time will tell
Angel White
Angel White - 3 dager siden
Because of sea rise. No one wants to spend millions only fools build on thease islands that wi shift sink..
Shokat Khan
Shokat Khan - 3 dager siden
Dubai the amsterdam of arabia
Sewan & Sawen Creations
Sewan & Sawen Creations - 3 dager siden
They could have made one 10 mile long jetty that would have created currents to naturally produce 100 times more land by the drift of sediments around that jetty. Let the ocean and currents do all the heavy lifting. They already swirl more sand around in a day than man can move in a lifetime. Just make a jetty long enough and the sand will naturally fill in behind it. It's sort of dumb to force things to happen that when made to happen naturally produce way more yield. Like America and it's sinister food production...it's a crime against nature and humanity what America considers food these days
Angela.S Mak
Angela.S Mak - 3 dager siden
That is amazing!
Ommy Azzy
Ommy Azzy - 3 dager siden
You can't be that rich and let your brothers and sisters next door in Palestine and yemen die in poverty and war. Allah will obviously stop you from developing
soundproductions
soundproductions - 3 dager siden
When do we all start to fight the climacrisis! Such projects are so stupid and naiv!!!!!!!!
Robyne Wachter
Robyne Wachter - 3 dager siden
Ha. Maybe more people are aware of the pole shift than they thought. Do these islands have underground bunkers?
Remaster
Remaster - 3 dager siden
Plot twist : they weren't creating islands...
*They were creating bikini bottom.*
Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Bundesrepublik Deutschland - 2 dager siden
Unexpected af
ur art ho
ur art ho - 3 dager siden
This is why I love living in jeddah 💀
eleda edumers
eleda edumers - 3 dager siden
Waste of money if you ask me
ElusivEnigma
ElusivEnigma - 3 dager siden
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE EVERYONE
Spend more time visiting remote natural locations. Don't get absorbed in the illusion of rich hungry man made tourists attraction like this.
Van Die
Van Die - 3 dager siden
7:01 Micheal Shumaker the F1 racer . the only developed island ., then he broke his back
Al Pogi
Al Pogi - 3 dager siden
Don't mess with nature
Porky Luncheon's
Porky Luncheon's - 3 dager siden
DIO: ZAAA WARUUUUDOOOOOOO
Eye Tea
Eye Tea - 3 dager siden
Yes, I find myself watching a video about rich people making artificial islands.
I should be sleeping.
Grumpy Panda
Grumpy Panda - 3 dager siden
And this is why we hate the 1%.
They waste money on things no one really needs.
Eka Trianza
Eka Trianza - 3 dager siden
ZA WARUDO !!!
Benjamin Froussos
Benjamin Froussos - 3 dager siden
They dig their own grave. A pretty big one.and we ASK ourself why mother nature beginns to get fucked up by us.
BobRooney
BobRooney - 4 dager siden
why did construction stop? they publicly acknowledged that their companies used slave labor and that many slaves were killed that underperformed. they would lure workers from other nations, steal their passports and never pay them for work performed.
Vishnu Acharya
Vishnu Acharya - 4 dager siden
Are the.names selected by developers or the state? With present names,foreigners are unlikely to buy these.
thomas
thomas - 4 dager siden
Wait in 10 yr when the sea rises 12 feet all that sand is leaving.
Neste