Palm Islands are one of the most characteristic places in Dubai. Artificially made islands, especially from the air, make a huge impression. In addition to human use, the islands also provide protection and habitat for coral reefs.
The Palm Islands include three huge, artificial islands built up at the bottom of the shelf off the coast of Dubai. 100,000 cubic meters of rock and sand were used by Dutch contractors to create two smaller ones, and over a billion cubic meters of material was needed to create the third of them. Each of its islands resembles a palm leaf separated from the sea by a crescent-shaped breakwater, which is to serve as a substrate for the creation of a natural coral reef and provide a habitat for marine life. Thanks to these three facilities, the length of the Dubai coastline increased by almost 600 kilometers.
Luxury and private beaches are not all that developers can do to attract the largest and wealthiest. To make the complex more attractive, two F-100 fighters were sunk near the island. They are to serve corals as a basis for creating a reef, and over time become a tourist attraction for scuba divers.
In 2008, during the roaring celebration, honored with the most effective fireworks display, the world’s most expensive resort, the Hotel Atlantis, was opened in Dubai and Palm Jumeirah Island was officially opened for use.
Moreover, the dubai authorities are planning to build several more artificial archipelagos. Among other things, an archipelago resembling our galaxy and planetary system will be created, and an archipelago resembling a miniature map of the world will be created. However, you must remember that without regularly pouring sand, the islands can disappear in the waters of the Persian Gulf.