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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25 Mai 2020



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Advay Iyer
Advay Iyer 2 horas atrás
Za warudo
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith 2 horas atrás
UFC should own one here too :)
specsNsarcasm 2 horas atrás
I saw the coverage will it was in the process and I always told people about the world map island but they say they never heard of it. I can die in pieces 🤷‍♀
Draken Kartikay Kaul
Draken Kartikay Kaul 3 horas atrás
Is that Priyanka Chopra @4:49?
davetileguy 3 horas atrás
ever build a sand castle ? is it still there ? lol
davetileguy 3 horas atrás
Give dummies too much money and bingo sand islands that melt in the water.
Meditation Station - Discover Your Higher Self
Looks like a bad tattoo...
NATT117 5 horas atrás
You gave the money to stupid people's so this is you comes up.
Scientific Infographics
It never felt good ....even when people were going nuts about it, in 2005-2006
Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant 6 horas atrás
I feel like I’m watching a video in history class lol
Mack 7 horas atrás
It honestly just triggers my trypophobia
Felix Eleda
Felix Eleda 8 horas atrás
who’s here after the tiktok video of the girl showing the world on snapchat map 🤘🏾
Raja Vishnuvardhana
Raja Vishnuvardhana 9 horas atrás
When beggar wins the lottery!! Dubai things happen.
C D 9 horas atrás
Whats the song at 3:40 ???
Zakiya Khasdar
Zakiya Khasdar 9 horas atrás
Why they don't take any project to feed hungry people inspite of wasting money
sonia jayanthi
sonia jayanthi 10 horas atrás
Should have asked Final Fantasy city designer to design the world island instead.
Mouna Kss
Mouna Kss 10 horas atrás
Unnecessary luxuries, unnecessary waste of money that could've been used on better projects, on helping neighbouring countries, on improving worker's work conditions...
Jacky Wong
Jacky Wong 11 horas atrás
Who from TikTok
Haripriya Sreeramoju
Haripriya Sreeramoju 11 horas atrás
How could they not question being hit by tsunami in the first place to start with such projects ?
lengsu yurio
lengsu yurio 11 horas atrás
Godus gone wrong..
Habib Ahmad
Habib Ahmad 11 horas atrás
Well bless them concrete carry on keep finding ways I know they can do it
Niomi Brown
Niomi Brown 11 horas atrás
Omggggg I can’t even finish the video your voice is soo annoying 🙄🙄
Rezeno56 13 horas atrás
This video somehow blew up.
sushmita devadiga
sushmita devadiga 13 horas atrás
*Evil me imagining water level rising of oceans* - _ - T_T
A Cook
A Cook 14 horas atrás
Where is the sewerage going to go sorry to ask
Gay cha
Gay cha 14 horas atrás
“Please god give them that tsunami to wake them all up from this pursuit of crass ‘development’
Gay cha
Gay cha 14 horas atrás
A vulgar place for vulgar people. No thanks Dubai - keep it.
Allen Elkins
Allen Elkins 15 horas atrás
"We struck oil" yeah baby !!! the Petro dollar is way to easy to manipulate....oh shit....we're fucked...gotta go. Poor little Dubai, they bragged and bragged...look how wealthy we are..just a tiny little patch of sand in the middle of nowhere...look at us now!!! Too much too soon, be humble little Dubai, like a fart in the wind..Dubai..goodbye Dubai...a nano second you were could have been a contender...but you couldn't diversify..."GOODBYE DUBAI" you hit it big and shoved it up everyone's ass.....the price of gas...why thought you were king of the emirate states...what a bled oil and built great dreamed big...but took the fake...goodbye were just a twinkle in the Deepstates eye....for you believed the New World Order lie. 🖕🖕🖕😆
W Ø L F M Ø Ø N 15 horas atrás
i saw these islands on snap maps and they said all the counties and i was scared
Fanah Armani
Fanah Armani 15 horas atrás
I remember going to the nakheel company and then explaining about this project. Honestly it was appealing at all and was a terrible idea.
bhuvan garg
bhuvan garg 16 horas atrás
4:48 is that priyanka chopra??
Pepe 16 horas atrás
Was that Priyanka Chopra?
Nikki Nikki
Nikki Nikki 17 horas atrás
shoulda just asked the netherlands bc we made did the same thing n somehow made it work lol
Archana tarar
Archana tarar 17 horas atrás
Wooohooo.. something is definitely wrong with the human being.
dyrectory com
dyrectory com 18 horas atrás
How about marinas with sailboats instead? 💡 ⛵️
HNZ 18 horas atrás
Wow, as an Arab this is embarrassing. Thousands of fellow Arabs are dying while these rich elites are playing Minecraft on their coastline. I hope all their wealth diminishes.
Alaida Arifah
Alaida Arifah 18 horas atrás
This is the perfect example of greedy sin
Prakash Singh
Prakash Singh 19 horas atrás
I don't understand how come anyone like such concrete and desert city to live ! no matter how much you invest in artificial things it can't give you natural happiness ! Ask artificial silicone boobs ladies :)
Reinhart Michael
Reinhart Michael 19 horas atrás
It's like you gave a kid a "Costumable Sandbox" and he grew up.
vantagepointmoon 19 horas atrás
A very good content. Years heading up to the financial crisis were really crazy in Dubai, with one crazy project being surpassed by another. Reclamation projects are probably the most ambitious ones. And in terms of "The World", the problem wasn't just the falling demand, but the technical sustainability of the scheme - if all islands were to be developed and in an absense of direct connection to the coast, there would have to be a constant small boats traffic between Dubai and developments on the islands, perhaps even to the point there would be constant traffic jams on the sea. Very ambitious, not very well thought out.
Vs karthick
Vs karthick 19 horas atrás
You people have money doing spend unwanted thinks don't do make artificial against nature.... always nature is beauty.... spend this money to poverty people in this world lot of people's suffering good food and water
Liya 19 horas atrás
So like we can't go to The World to take pictures or anything? Was like closed down or??
King Mufasa
King Mufasa 20 horas atrás
The wise man, I mean FOOL, builds his house on the sand!😂
gustavo acosta
gustavo acosta 20 horas atrás
I don’t feel bad for the investors I feel bad for the workers who were paid horribly for the intense labor of a Bad project
ForeverGoddess Queen
ForeverGoddess Queen 20 horas atrás
How much shopping can one really?
h ryan
h ryan 20 horas atrás
After purchasing everything in temple run
Oscar Poscar
Oscar Poscar 20 horas atrás
This video was crazy informative nice work!
Ranz Gorme
Ranz Gorme 20 horas atrás
Climate Change Joined the group
Shea Ashlyn
Shea Ashlyn 21 hora atrás
Dubaislands 😅
Luke J
Luke J 21 hora atrás
I was in Dubai last December. The islands had some buildings on them but it didnt seem to be progressing fast enough and now during COVID19 the demand has dropped off by 50-70%. If it continues for the next six months they say it wont recover
drand co
drand co 21 hora atrás
Built on modern slave labor. The problem isn't lack of money or need for more source of jobs. The people's lives don't improve, but the king's cronies do. Behind that tourist area has always been brutal poverty
African Warlord
African Warlord 22 horas atrás
Those islands would be not so safe to live on
Zoe 22 horas atrás
I actually think it’s a rlly cool idea
Renee 22 horas atrás
Who came here because of tiktok.
A1ThaKing415 23 horas atrás
Cant be asked to watch full vid😂 anyone care to summarise the reason?
Richard Hayduk
Richard Hayduk Dia atrás
"A fool and his money will quickly become departed"
Derker Dia atrás
That money could had been used inland
D.S. Dia atrás
The laws in Dubai are too strict. I'd rather go to Monaco or Vegas to have fun or invest in property.
Derker Dia atrás
Stupid Dubai I mean the King sort of
Xander Trollhunter
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.
Just Chaos
Just Chaos Dia atrás
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.
carmelo rosario
carmelo rosario Dia atrás
*"* *It's* *free* *real* *estate* *"*
Emre Vural
Emre Vural Dia atrás
Everyone: Global Warming Me: Tides
YouYouMore Dia atrás
Lowkey this looked pretty cool tbh
Kid Morales
Kid Morales Dia atrás
I think the history will repeat itself, This could be the new atlantis.
Jennifer 6strings
Star of islam?? Lol. Images are forbidden. Please . The world has truly gone 😠 mad.
stephen khieu
stephen khieu Dia atrás
Feels similar to my animal crossing island. Made it flat and nothing developed for it yet.
TheDogPa Dia atrás
Until they get a grip on pointy sticks and fire, an island is a bit out of reach.
Ajaz Ahmed
Ajaz Ahmed Dia atrás
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.
Vincent Simbol
Vincent Simbol Dia atrás
Imagine all that money spent on marine ecology instead
shawn tootsie
shawn tootsie Dia atrás
"And you did this for ...what"
MAC TV Dia atrás
Dubai: let's make a man made Island Climate change: ....
Axel Sonza
Axel Sonza Dia atrás
Soo many probably destroyed corals
no one
no one Dia atrás
Can wait for a tsunami to destroy the whole thing.
Ramen Seller
Ramen Seller Dia atrás
Lmaoo the shift from ‘Atlanta rising’ to ‘Dubai faces financial crisis’ 😭🤣 I laughed
Crystal K
Crystal K Dia atrás
Climate change will sink those to Atlantis
The yKEENS Dia atrás
It's Priyanka Yes pinki from India Unboxing atlantis
J.P. Wick
J.P. Wick Dia atrás
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.
Lizabethyo Dia atrás
It’s like the ridiculous whims of rich people are in total opposition with what’s best for the earth, er something. Who knew?🤷🏼‍♀️
chipmunktubetop Dia atrás
No sewage or water supply? DUH! Nobody wants to build there.
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