People have always imagined islands as places of paradise, far from civilization, where people sit in front of turquoise water and drink coconut water while the cold sea breeze refreshes your face. At present, the islands are much more. The men built their own islands where they build empires, cities, multi-million dollar skyscrapers, luxury hotels, floating airports and more. Dubai is a great example. It has two locations (The Palm Jumeirah and the World Islands). Here is a list of 10 amazing artificial islands in the world.
The Pearl, Doha
Pearl covers 400 hectares of reclaimed land, an artificial island located in Doha, Qatar. It is one of the best artificial islands in the world.
The island includes residential residences, hotels, marinas and retail areas. Here you can enjoy shopping at many high-end retail outlets and walk along the beautiful marina overlooking the marina filled with a variety of international cafes and restaurants.
Uros Floating Islands, Peru
Located at an altitude of about 4000 meters above sea level in Lake Titicaca off the city of Puno.
The people of Uros, who lived with the Inca civilization, were always able to follow a very simple way of life, yet they lived the wonderful Inca life.
The artificial islands were built for protection, where they can be easily navigated. It is made of reeds, which grows in Titicaca, and is inhabited by 2,000 people.
Île aux Cygnes, Paris
Île aux Cygnes is a small man-made island developed in 1827 for the protection of Port Grenelle.
It is only 850 meters long and 11 meters wide. It is also the location of the Paris version of the Statue of New York City’s Statue of Liberty.
Danube Island, Vienna
Donauinsel (Danube Island) is a long, narrow island in the centre of Vienna, located between the Danube and the parallel-dug Donau Neue (“New Danube”).
The length of the island is 21.1 km but its width is only 70-120 meters.
The Danube is home to clubs, bars, restaurants and a popular music festival, which is not only Vienna’s favourite entertainment area but also an unforgettable experience for tourists.
Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain
Durrat Al Bahrain, photographed from the International Space Station.
Located on the southern tip of the island of Bahrain, it is a complex of 14 artificial islands designed for residential living and tourism with luxury hotels and shopping malls.
Peberholm Island, Copenhagen
Peberholm is an artificial island in the Danish part of the Oresund Strait. It was created as part of the Oresund Bridge connects Copenhagen (Denmark) with Malmo (Sweden).
The island is small but very beautiful and allows only biologists here annually to preserve its ecological beauty.
Venetian Islands, Miami
The islands of Venice are part of the artificial islands that include Miami Beach. These six islands are Biscayne, San Marco, De Lido, San Marino, Belle-Isle and Rivo Alto.
The intersection of the islands Venice Road, a special toll road provides access to downtown Miami, the Biscayne Passage, and the main highways.
Each of the six Venetian islands contains both the waterfront and the dry draw houses, in a variety of different architectural styles.
From traditional to modern, each house has been set amazingly and on a generous scale.
The closest neighbourhood to the islands offers Fresh Market, fine dining, award-winning shops and shops just minutes away from all the islands and within walking distance of the nearest island of Rivo Alto.
Thilafushi (The Garbage Island), Maldives
Thilafushi is located a few miles west of the Maldivian Malé capital, far from the white beaches and turquoise waters surrounding it.
An artificial island, once a charming lake, served as a dumping ground for one of the world’s most exclusive tourist destinations.
Hundreds of tons of solid waste and toxic substances are dumped from Mali and luxury hotels on nearby islands in Thilafushi every day.
The amount of waste continues to grow as more tourists flock to the islands.
World Islands, Dubai
The islands of the world in the Persian Gulf is an industrial arbiter of many small islands formed in a rough form of the world map.
It consists of sand draining from shallow coastal waters in Dubai. It was originally designed by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Also, it is considered as one of the most important and amazing artificial islands in the world.
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Palm Jumeirah is the largest artificial island in the world and consists of a trunk of two kilometres long and a crown consisting of 17 ringworm and a surrounding crescent.
After several years of feasibility studies, Palm Jumeirah was launched in 2001, with reclamation in the same year. From the end of 2006, the first homes were handed over to the island – comprising 4,000 luxury villas and apartments over a period of time.
Since then, tourism, leisure and retail elements have been developed on the island, creating a world-class tourist destination.
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