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The Story Behind the World Islands, Dubai

4 monthes ago   |   By Elite Traveler

Since launching in the early 2000s, the World Islands, Dubai has been subject to much speculation. From rumored celebrity purchases to outlandish hotel projects culminating in eventual abandonment, the development's life has been a storied one.
Now, what was once one of the United Arab Emirates' most ambitious projects more closely resembles a sandy ghost town, acting as the embodiment of the global financial struggles that so heavily impacted Dubai in the late 2000s.
So, what exactly happened to the World Islands, what does it look like nearly twenty years later and is there hope on the...
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