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Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktum (R) looks at a display showing the Atlantis man-made island project during a launching ceremony of the luxurious 2,000-room resort and water theme park off the coast of Dubai, 21 September 2003 at a hotel in the Gulf emirate. The 650-million dollar first phase of the Atlantis' project, which is inspired by Kerzner International's Paradise Island in the Bahamas, adds to a boom in tourist infrastructure investment in Dubai, including the construction of dozens more five-star hotels. The project is a joint venture between Kerzner and Dubai's property developer Nakheel LLC.

Dubai's Islands

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,663]

There are only so many islands in the world but the dream of owning one, for the super rich anyway, is becoming very much a reality -- in Dubai. A cluster of 300 islands, shaped like a world map, is...

Destinations: United Arab Emirates | Dubai
Topics: Economy | 20th Century History
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