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The Palm Islands in Dubai are three large artificial islands, currently being constructed by Nakheel . The islands are shaped as palm trees and will be used as luxury resorts. Such examples of reclaimed land are made feasible in the area by the wide continental shelf off the Dubai coast, with the ocean at a shallow depth.
- The Palm, Jumeirah had construction started in June 2001 and expected completion time is late 2005 to early 2006.
- The Palm, Jebel Ali was begun in October 2002 and expected completion time is late 2007.
- The Palm, Deira began construction in November 2004.
The islands will be built from 80 000 000 m3 landmass from the approach channel.
- The World Islands - Another artificial island project in Dubai.
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